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Friday, November 8

  1. page senateprofile edited ... What are your major issue areas? You might just have one. That's fine. What got you intereste…
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    What are your major issue areas? You might just have one. That's fine.
    What got you interested in your issue?
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    you represent? What district?
    You need to be considerate of your issue in making this decision also. Again, consistency is important. You should already know some of your allies in Congress as well as some of your opponents. Choose wisely.
    If you are in the House of Representatives, you'll also need to determine which district in your state you will represent.
    How many terms have you served? How close was your last election?
    You get to make up
    history of the answers to these questions but the answers you choose will determine how much power you wield in the chamber.district
    political leadnings
    demographic characteristics
    economy/unemployment
    geography

    What is your approach to representation?
    Are you a delegate? a politico? a trustee?
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Thursday, November 7

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Wednesday, October 30

  1. page senateprofile edited ... Preliminary: The Senate | Representative Profile The name of the game is consistency. You mus…
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    Preliminary: The Senate | Representative Profile
    The name of the game is consistency. You must write a bill that is consistent with the profile you craft for yourself as a member of Congress. Answer the questions first. Then create an introductory page for yourself as a U.S. Senator. You may design your page using whatever tool you like: prezi, glogster, word, adobe, etc. It might help to look at a few pages from actual members of the Senate for some ideas. Here's the link to the Senate pages: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
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    fine too.
    Free

    Free
    blog sites:
    blogger http://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1
    wix http://www.wix.com/
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  2. page senateprofile edited ... Preliminary: The Senate | Representative Profile The name of the game is consistency. You mus…
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    Preliminary: The Senate | Representative Profile
    The name of the game is consistency. You must write a bill that is consistent with the profile you craft for yourself as a member of Congress. Answer the questions first. Then create an introductory page for yourself as a U.S. Senator. You may design your page using whatever tool you like: prezi, glogster, word, adobe, etc. It might help to look at a few pages from actual members of the Senate for some ideas. Here's the link to the Senate pages: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    Once you're answered the questions, you can build your web presence. If you want to do both simultaneously that's fine too.
    Free blog sites:
    blogger http://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1
    wix http://www.wix.com/
    webshttp://www.webs.com/

    What is your background? (family, education, previous political experience)
    You can take a look at a detailed profile of the 112th Congress here for ideas about average age, income, previous experiences:Congressional Research Service: Profile of the 113th Congress
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  3. page senateprofile edited ... The name of the game is consistency. You must write a bill that is consistent with the profile…
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    The name of the game is consistency. You must write a bill that is consistent with the profile you craft for yourself as a member of Congress. Answer the questions first. Then create an introductory page for yourself as a U.S. Senator. You may design your page using whatever tool you like: prezi, glogster, word, adobe, etc. It might help to look at a few pages from actual members of the Senate for some ideas. Here's the link to the Senate pages: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    What is your background? (family, education, previous political experience)
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    of the 112th113th Congress
    What is your political party?
    You need to be considerate of your issue here. The political party you represent will influence the type of bill that you write.
    Political Ideology Quizzes: http://www.politopia.com/quiz_index.php | http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz
    What are your major issue areas? You might just have one. That's fine.
    What got you interested in your issue?

    What state do you represent?
    You need to be considerate of your issue in making this decision also. Again, consistency is important. You should already know some of your allies in Congress as well as some of your opponents. Choose wisely.
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    What committees would you like to serve on in Congress? Are you a leader? (If you're in the majority party, you can serve as committee chair. If you are in a the minority party, you can serve as ranking member.) The majority and minority leaders will determine committee membership, but you can make some requests.
    This is extremely important. Membership on powerful committees---particularly leadership roles on these key committees---is a key way that members of Congress are able influence the legislative process and enhance their campaign war chests. The key is to serve on a committee that corresponds to your issue. As a member of the Senate you serve on several committees. Within each of those committees, you would also serve on a subcommittee.View a list of Congressional Committees here:http://www.opencongress.org/committee
    What are your major issue areas? You might just have one. That's fine.
    Who's going to be on your staff? This is just lagniape but if you want, set up an office staff: here are some of the positions you need to fillhttp://www.congresslink.org/print_basics_staffpositions.htm and the amount of money allocated to you by the federal government to pay their salaries.
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Wednesday, September 11

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    Senator Breon Wise was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in Michigan. After graduating from Benton Harbor High School, Ms. Wise achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from John Hopkins in Public Health. After schooling, Senator Wise and Mr. Christopher Moore married and had three children, two sons and one daughter.
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Tuesday, May 21

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    2011 Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress--1st Session (2011)
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    May 21, 2013
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    S.3
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    Senator Dupepe
    Senator Espinoza
    Senator HH
    Senator Johnson
    Senator Nguyen
    Senator Netterville
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    Senator Rendeiro
    Senator Schell
    Senator Steele

    2011 Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress--1st Session (2011)
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