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Week 5 Discussion


Choose a current member of Congress and research their background. Prepare a 1-page analysis of their background including their views, policy choices and opinions on current issues.

Post your paper to the Discussion Area with a short introduction. Spend time reviewing other students’ papers. Comment on at least 2 students’ papers. What impact does the congressional member’s background (social, economic, educational, ethnic, gender, ideological, etc.) have on your opinion of them? Be specific. Provide concrete examples.

Review the comments provided by your fellow students and answer the following questions: