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The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives constitutes the United States Congress. Ask and answer here about the functions, powers, and public lives of US Senators and Representatives.

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Nancy Pelosi

How old is Nancy Pelosi?

Nancy Pelosi is 77 years old (birthdate: March 26, 1940).

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How many US congressmen are there?

At the federal level, the word, "Congressman" is often used to denote a member

of the House of Representatives. There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Each state is allotted at least one representative and the rest are divided according to population as recorded in the most recent national census. (The US Congress also includes the US Senate which has 100 members, two from each state regardless of population. )

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Who is the senator from Illinois now?

The 2 senators from IL are Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk

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Does the president of the Senate have a vote in the Senate?

The President of the Senate in the United States is also the Vice President of the US. He is allowed to vote only when a particular Senate vote is tied. He is not a senator. He is not allowed to vote to create a tie.

There is also a president pro tempore of the Senate. He is a senator who is elected by the Senate. He votes in the Senate like every other senator.

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Who are the current US Senators from California?

For the six-year term beginning in January 2013:

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) senior senator.

For the six-year term beginning in January 2017 :

Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) junior senator. She was elected in 2016 as the second black woman and first Indian-American elected to serve in the Senate. She succeeded longtime senator Barbara Boxer.

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How can you name two senators in your state?

Search engines such as can be used to look up all kinds of factual information; try typing in "senators, (state name)" and see what you get.

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Who is the actual us representative in Florida?

Right now (2011) the representative of Florida is republican Rick Scott.

Barack Obama
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What happened to Gabrielle Giffords?

I was literally just wondering the same thing because it was all over the news. Well, I searched it and found out that she was shot straight through the brain. So far she is still alive but we all know thing can change. Apparently her conditions have changed to "good" from "serious".

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Who are the US Representatives from California?

As of the 2010 Census, California retained 53 Representatives in the House.

For the 113th Congress (2013-2014), they are, by district:

1. Doug LaMalfa (R)

2. Jared Huffman (D)

3. John Garamendi (D)

4. Tom McClintock (R)

5. Mike Thompson (D)

6. Doris Matsui (D)

7. Ami Bera (D)

8. Paul Cook (R)

9. Jerry McNerney (D)

10. Jeff Denham (R)

11. George Miller (D)

12. Nancy Pelosi (D)

13. Barbara Lee (D)

14. Jackie Speier (D)

15. Eric Swalwell (D)

16. Jim Costa (D)

17. Mike Honda (D)

18. Anna Eshoo (D)

19. Zoe Lofgren (D)

20. Sam Farr (D)

21. David Valadao (R)

22. Devin Nunes (R)

23. Kevin McCarthy (R)

24. Lois Capps (D)

25. Buck McKeon (R)

26. Julia Brownley (D)

27. Judy Chu (D)

28. Adam Schiff (D)

29. Tony Cardenas (D)

30. Brad Sherman (D)

31. Gary Miller (R)

32. Grace Napolitano (D)

33. Henry Waxman (D)

34. Xavier Becerra (D)

35. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D)

36. Raul Ruiz (D)

37. Karen Bass (D)

38. Linda Sanchez (D)

39. Ed Royce (R)

40. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)

41. Mark Takano (D)

42. Ken Calvert (R)

43. Maxine Waters (D)

44. Janice Hahn (D)

45. John Campbell (R)

46. Loretta Sanchez (D)

47. Alan Lowenthal (D)

48. Dana Rohrabacher (R)

49. Darrell Issa (R)

50. Duncan D. Hunter (R)

51. Juan Vargas (D)

52. Scott Peters (D)

53. Susan Davis (D)

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How do you find a Congressional district by ZIP Code?

Go to the House of Representatives website and click on "Find Your Representative."

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Who are the current US senators from Pennsylvania?

For the 6-year term beginning in 2013:

Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) - senior senator

For the 6-year term beginning 2017:

Pat Toomey (R-PA) - junior senator

*For updated information, see the related US Senate link below.

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Who are the current US Senators from Maryland?

US Senators from Maryland are:

For the six-year term from 2013 to 2019

Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (D- MD) senior senator

For the six-year term from 2017 to 2023

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) , junior senator

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Is michele bachmann a Nazi?

Not by any stretch of imagination.

She is, however, a very Right-wing Conservative, who follows a rather radical form of Evangelical Lutheranism.

None of her economic policies share any commonality with Nazi-ism (though, frankly, Nazi-ism wasn't really strong on economic theory) - rather, she espouses a very laissez-faire form of capitalism.

However, on social matters, she does hold (and proclaim) some rather intolerant views; it is that level of intolerance, rather than the actual substance of those views, that some use the hyperbole comparison to Nazi-ism.

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What are the US cabinet departments?

The 15 departments of the US executive branch (the cabinet) are :

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Department of the Treasury

Department of Veterans Affairs

The executive who runs a department is called a Secretary (e.g. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State). The exception is the Department of Justice, which is headed by the Attorney General.
They run the 14 Executive Departments (departments of State, Defense, Treasury, etc.) and provide advice to the president.

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Can a California state parolee be bonded?

It really just depends on the qualifying criteria of the Insurer who would issue the bond, but in most cases for an active parolee, the answer will be No.

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What are the names of the US House of Representatives members from New York?

[January 2011]

There are 29 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 29 congressional districts in New York State. Currently, they are:

  1. Timothy Bishop (D)
  2. Steve Israel (D)
  3. Pete King (R)
  4. Carolyn McCarthy (D)
  5. Gary Ackerman (D)
  6. Gregory W. Meeks (D)
  7. Joseph Crowley (D)
  8. Jerrold Nadler (D)
  9. Robert Turner (R)
  10. Edolphus Towns (D)
  11. Yvette D. Clarke (D)
  12. Nydia M. Velazquez (D)
  13. Michael Grimm (R)
  14. Carolyn Maloney (D)
  15. Charles B. Rangel (D)
  16. Jose E. Serrano (D)
  17. Eliot Engel (D)
  18. Nita Lowey (D)
  19. Nan Hayworth (R)
  20. Chris Gibson (R)
  21. Paul D. Tonko (D)
  22. Maurice Hinchey (D)
  23. Bill Owens (D)
  24. Richard Hanna (R)
  25. Ann Marie Buerkle (R)
  26. Kathy Hochul (D)
  27. Brian Higgins (D)
  28. Louise Slaughter (D)
  29. Tom Reed (R)
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How many towns named new york in the US?

There's the New York in NY state and a New York in TX.

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How long do members of the US House of Representatives serve?

Members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms of office. All 435 voting seats are up for reelection at once, every two years in even-numbered years. There are no term limits.

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What are the 50 states of the US?

The 50 states of the United States of America

The ones in boldface are the original 13 colonies. Maine was originally part of Massachusetts. The US also includes the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and several Pacific and Caribbean islands (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Wake Island, and the US Virgin Islands) as well as the District of Columbia (Washington, DC).

AL - Alabama

AK - Alaska

AZ - Arizona

AR - Arkansas

CA - California

CO - Colorado

CT - Connecticut

DE - Delaware

FL - Florida

GA - Georgia

HI - Hawaii

ID - Idaho

IL - Illinois

IN - Indiana

IA - Iowa

KS - Kansas

KY - Kentucky

LA - Louisiana

ME - Maine

MD - Maryland

MA - Massachusetts

MI - Michigan

MN - Minnesota

MS - Mississippi

MO - Missouri

MT - Montana

NE - Nebraska

NV - Nevada

NH - New Hampshire

NJ - New Jersey

NM - New Mexico

NY - New York

NC - North Carolina

ND - North Dakota

OH - Ohio

OK - Oklahoma

OR - Oregon

PA - Pennsylvania

RI - Rhode Island

SC - South Carolina

SD - South Dakota

TN - Tennessee

TX - Texas

UT - Utah

VT - Vermont

VA - Virginia

WA - Washington

WV - West Virginia

WI - Wisconsin

WY - Wyoming

US has only 50 states, unless you count the state of confusion that you're in.
· Alabama

· Alaska

· Arizona

· Arkansas

· California

· Colorado

· Connecticut

· Delaware

· Florida

· Georgia

· Hawaii

· Idaho

· Illinois

· Indiana

· Iowa

· Kansas

· Kentucky

· Louisiana

· Maine

· Maryland

· Massachusetts

· Michigan

· Minnesota

· Mississippi

· Missouri

· Montana

· Nebraska

· Nevada

· New Hampshire

· New Jersey

· New Mexico

· New York

· North Carolina

· North Dakota

· Ohio

· Oklahoma

· Oregon

· Pennsylvania

· Rhode Island

· South Carolina

· South Dakota

· Tennessee

· Texas

· Utah

· Vermont

· Virginia

· Washington

· West Virginia

· Wisconsin

· Wyoming

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Who are the current US Senators from Texas?

The current U.S. Senators from Texas are:

Senior senator

John Cornyn (R), who assumed office in December 2002 and is currently serving his 3rd full term, which ends in January 2021

Junior senator

Ted Cruz (R), who assumed office in January 2013 and is currently serving his 1st term, which ends in January 2019

* For the 31 state senators in Texas, see the related link below.

* For updates, see the related link to the US Senate site.

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What religion is Michele Bachmann?

Michele Bachmann is a Christian but she says she considers her heritage to be Jewish because it is the foundation and roots of her faith as a Christian. She has traveled to Israel four times (once as a young girl and three times as a member of Congress). To announce her candidacy she referenced her faith as a source for her desire to serve as president.

Technically, she was a long-time member of a the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, which is a very small and theologically conservative branch of the Lutheran faith. For comparison, the main American Lutheran Church is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA) has at 4.5 million members, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) has 2.4 million, while the WELS has under 400,000.

She recently changed attendance to that of the Eagle Brook Church, an Evangelical Christian mega-church located closer to her residence. Eagle Brook is not a member of any larger religious organization, being one of the myriad of individual evangelical Christian churches in the US. Theologically, the Eagle Brook Church was originally based on the Baptist faith, but has evolved away from that significantly, so it would be impossible to classify it as anything other than simply evangelical Christian.

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Who is one of Florida's US senators now?

Marco Rubio

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What percentage of US congress members are lawyers?

According to the Congressional Research Service 170 members of the House and 60 Senators are lawyers.

Out of a total of 435 U.S. Representatives and 100 Senators (535 total in Congress), lawyers comprise the biggest voting block of one type, making up 43% of Congress. Sixty percent of the U.S. Senate is lawyers.

Enough said. 37.2% of the House of Representatives are lawyers.

There are 81 Republican lawyers in Congress who list "lawyer" as their profession. There are 123 Democrat lawyers in Congress that list "lawyer" as their profession. Some may have not told that they had a law degree or practiced law, because they were doing something else, e.g., doctor, industrialist, teacher, real estate agent/broker, etc. It seems that the medical and real estate professions are also heavily represented in Congress.

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How many state congressional districts are there in Minnesota?

At the moment there are 8 congressional districts in Minnesota.

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Who are New York's 29 Representatives to the US House of Representatives?

There are 29 Representatives from New York in the US House of Representatives, as of January 2011.

Bishop, Timothy, 1st Congressional District

Israel, Steve, 2nd Congressional District

King, Pete, 3rd Congressional District

McCarthy, Carolyn, 4th Congressional District

Ackerman, Gary, 5th Congressional District

Meeks, Gregory W., 6th Congressional District

Crowley, Joseph, 7th Congressional District

Nadler, Jerrold, 8th Congressional District

Weiner, Anthony D., 9th Congressional District

Towns, Edolphus, 10th Congressional District

Clarke, Yvette D., 11th Congressional District

Velázquez, Nydia M., 12th Congressional District

Grimm, Michael, 13th Congressional District

Maloney, Carolyn, 14th Congressional District

Rangel, Charles B., 15th Congressional District

Serrano, José E., 16th Congressional District

Engel, Eliot, 17th Congressional District

Lowey, Nita, 18th Congressional District

Hayworth, Nan, 19th Congressional District

Gibson, Chris, 20th Congressional District

Tonko, Paul D., 21st Congressional District

Hinchey, Maurice, 22nd Congressional District

Owens, Bill, 23rd Congressional District

Hanna, Richard, 24th Congressional District

Buerkle, Ann Marie, 25th Congressional District

Lee, Christopher J., 26th Congressional District

Higgins, Brian, 27th Congressional District

Slaughter, Louise, 28th Congressional District

Reed, Tom, 29th Congressional District

[January 2011]


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