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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How Representative is Congress?

Congress, consisting of both the House and the Senate, was created to be the branch that best represents the people. But, is it truly representative of the people?

Use the following resources to determine if you think the 115th Congress is a good representation of our population. Write a 1-2 paragraph explanation on your thoughts on whether or not Congress is representative of the people.




CRS Profile of the 114th Congress

Washington Post Analysis of 115th Demographics

Pew Research Center: 115th Congress




Descriptive Representation vs. Substantive Representation

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