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There are 218 Lawyers in the 111th Congress. Interestingly, in the Senate, there are 51 Democrat Lawyers. That is, 85% of the Democratic Senators are Lawyers.
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110th congress has 202 republicans and 233 democrats in the House of Representatives. AND...49 republicans, 49 democrats, and 2 independents in the Senate.
The 88th Congress had: Senate-- 100 members: 63 (Democrats)- 37(Republicans) House of Rep-- 435 members: 259(Democrats)-176 (Republicans) For a …total of --322 Democrats out of 535 members
WAY too many. I believe the founding fathers attempted to keep lawyers out of Congress, but they weren't successful for long. That's an interesting comment considering that m…any of them were congressmen and attorneys as well. Attorneys are by trade "law experts". Who better to be making your laws than someone who knows their way around the law and can help keep the legislation out of the courts by writing it write the first time? The U.S. Congress is part of the legislative branch of the government. That was the way our Founding Fathers designed our Constitution. This is only my opinion and I do believe that you have a valid argument about too many attorneys being involved in government. But I don't agree with your statements facts. Steve Kloman Augusta, GA.
According to congressmerge.com, a searchable database on the 110th congress... Your database search matched 78 members of Congress, including: 19 Senators and 58 Representa…tives78 Republicans You searched for members of Congress who fulfill all the following criteria:They are Republicans.Their Professional experience includes "attorney". I found another 3 under lawyer for a total of 81. By comparison there are 123 Democrats who listed attorney or lawyer as their profession.
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i think they have the same number every year..
In 2009, there are 257 Democrats in the House of Representatives.
House of Representatives - Republicans 242, Democrats 193 Senate - Republicans 47, Democrats 51
Willliam Blount, a Democratic-Republican Senator from Tennessee, was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1798. The Senate, however, dismissed the charges for lack of …jurisdiction. The Senate did expel him for treason. Since then, no member of congress has been impeached, with congress relying on its internal expulsion process instead. The question of whether or not a member of congress is "A Civil Officer of the United States", and thus subject to possible impeachment under the US Constitution, has not been settled.
From this other wiki answers page it says 123. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_percentage_of_US_congress_members_are_lawyers