Who Represents Me? Click on the “Who Represents Me? (Links to an external site.)

Who Represents Me?
Click on the “Who Represents Me? (Links to an external site.)” link and complete the required information to find your United States House of Representative member to answer questions 1. The remaining questions reference both the US House and US Senate. Do not copy information on your submission from other sources. Cite your sources (not just links).
Who Represents Me?
1. Who is my US House of Representatives member (include political party affiliation)?
(At least how old do US House members have to be? How long has he/she held this position? How long is a term in the US House? How much money (salary) does your US House Representative make as a lawmaker?)
2. How many total members in the US House and how is this allocated (How is this total distributed throughout the US?)? How many members in the US Senate and how is this allocated? How many members of the US House does Texas currently have after the 2020 census? As per the original US Constitution, which members of government were directly elected by the people?
3. Both houses/chambers of Congress must meet in joint session on the ______ day of January following a presidential election. Throughout its history, the United States Congress has met in which three cities? Who or what can expel a member of the US House, as per the US Constitution?
4. Who was the first African-American Representative to the US House (include from which state and when)? Who was the first African-American Senator in the US Senate (include from which state when)? Who was the first African-American woman elected to Congress (include from which state and when)?
5. Who was/is the first woman speaker of the US House of Representatives? When did this happen?
6. Who was the first female representative elected to the US House (include from which state and when)? Who was the first female elected as US Senator (include from which state and when)?
7. Who are the 2 US Senators from the state of Texas? How long is a term in the US Senate? How many total African Americans have served in the US Senate to the present time? How many currently serve in the US Senate (list name and state)?
8. Who is the current majority leader of the US Senate? Who is the presiding officer of the US Senate, as per the US Constitution? (title and name)
9. Based on the original US Constitution, how did we select US Senators? What changed this method to the way that we currently select US Senators? (Be very specific.)
10. What interesting information did you learn from completing this activity? What do you think is the most important issue that Congress should focus on currently? How effective do you think members of Congress are at handling problems that Americans face? (Elaboration needed.)
* You need to provide documentation for the sources used to research the questions.*

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