Who Are the Members of Congress?
Qualifications for Congress
A profile of the U.S. Congress, cont.
nearly half are Protestants
some are Jewish, Catholics, other religions
average Senator is 59 years old
average Representative is 52 years old
average member is substantially wealthier than
average American there are numerous millionaires
in Senate and House (in 2004, one of three Senators
were millionaires, and 123 out of 435 members of the
House of Representatives)