Over the last week, certain attention has been focused around the unique life experiences of the new memebrs of Congress. News media have displayed biographical stories honoring some of those 98 people. Some of the most dignant and honest angled ideas from the press has spotlighted the background of our new 133th Congress. Whether it is being a millitary veternan, or a renouned Hindu spiritulaist, these lives are not the ones of common Americans.
Friday afternoon C-SPAN radio dedicated their time to interviewing new memebrs of Congress on the floor of the House and Senate. Being interviewed was Tom Cotton of Arkansas, new to serving the House of Representatives. He explains his reasoning for seeking to be elected as a post 911 millitary servant. Mr. Cotton states," I was in law school when 911 happened, it changed my ( thinking- outlook)...I served in the 101st Airbourne Division in Afghanistan." With a life dedicated to serving and studying the law he reflects that one great man in Washington, which helped him desire to want to represent his state, is Bill Clinton. As the Clinton's involvement in lawmaking is taking it's time off, more residents from Arkansas now have a voice amoung well deserved attention to appreciate the efforts of generations before him.
The Washington Post covered the functiong of a Congress telling it's readers in the Sat. Jan. 5 th edition's front page , that more women were now serving than ever before. A total count of "81 women" now are working inside of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The majority of women working in Congress are now Democrats. Although the Rebuplicans still have the majority control.
Also on the front page of Saturady's Post was this quote." the first Buddist to join the Senate, as well as the first Hindu., and the first openly Bi-Sexual women in the in the house.." A new year and new firsts have been reached for this session's members. The members being referred to in the Post's article written by, Rosalind S. Helderman, would be : Maize Hirono of Hawaii, a buddist and also the first Asian American to serve in the Congress, and Krysten Sienima of Arizona - a openly declared bi-sexual women. According to the web page for the 113th Congress. Noting how the open ended press has introduced a variety of documentary style new briefs and interviews has had a large impact on the country looking onto washington trustingly to met new memebers of the Congress. The differences being brought out in today's members will surely have an impression on the memebrs of the future.