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6.06 government

Flvs collaboration assignment
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Angela Cheek

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of 6.06 government

Double click anywhere & add an idea Becoming a Congressman A congressperson is an elected government officialwho exists on the state and federal level in the United States, and are usually considered part of the legislative branch of government. The primary job of a congressman is to createand pass legislation that benefits citizens of their district or state, as well as the country as a whole. On a daily basis, a congressperson works on producing, advancing, and passing laws and regulations to benefit his or her state and country. What does a congressperson do? Where does a congressperson live? It is normal for a congressperson to live in the county or district he or she represents, but there is no specific living requirements. What is required to be a congressman? There are three main requirements to be a congressperson:
1.) You must be at least twenty-five years old to be a representative and at least thirty to be elected.
2.) You must live in the state you represent
3.) To serve in the House of Representatives you must be a U.S. citizen and have lived here for at least 7 years, but to be in the Senate you must have lived in the U.S for 9 years. Are there any perks of being a congressman? Some perks of being a congressman are being able to have a direct say in laws and regulations that are passed in your community. Another includes being able to serve the community in which you live and help whatever areas you see need it.
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