Monday was a quiet day, but for supporters of Clay Aiken, the day ended on a high-point. Clay Aiken attended a “Rousing & informative” dinner in District 2 of North Carolina. Fortunately, a few people posted about the event.
— Forward Americans (@ForwardAmerican) March 11, 2014
— Vivian Connell (@vivconn) March 11, 2014
I love seeing, “independent thinker, good listener, astute strategist!
What do you know about The House of Representatives? I have to admit, it’s been years since I studied U.S. Government.
The following are a few things about The House of Representatives.
There are 435 Members in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Members are divided among the 50 states. The number of Representatives given to each state is based on its population. The more citizens a state has, the more Representatives it receives.
Each state is divided into districts based on the number of Representatives it receives. Each Representative serves one district.
Every district holds elections for its Representative every two years. In order to run for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, a candidate must be at least 25 years old, have lived in the United States for at least seven years, and live in the state they would represent.
Once elected, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spend most of their weeks in Washington, D.C. proposing bills and making laws. Representatives are responsible for researching how proposed bills would affect their districts. By understanding the impact the bill could have on their district, Representatives are better able to decide whether or not to support it.
Representatives have more responsibilities in addition to making laws. They each serve on two committees, where they are subject experts who closely examine bills before they are voted on. They help citizens and groups from their districts find funding for projects, like building bridges or creating after-school programs. They oversee their offices in their districts and Washington, D.C., including working with their staff to create a budget and manage their employees. Although Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spend their weeks in Washington, D.C., they return home on weekends and during district work periods to work more closely with the citizens of their district.
Thank you to Kids In The House for the information.
I cannot think of anyone who would do a better job of representing the people of North Carolina than Clay Aiken.
He listens to the people
He has fresh and new ideas
And wants to make a difference.
What do you think?