Monday, April 27, 2009

More fun with numbers

Number of Congressmen in the US House of Representatives-435


Number of Senators in US Senate-100

One still disputed

Total Republican members of Congress-219 or 40.1%
Total Democrat members of Congress-315 or 58.8%

Lead paragraph from MinnPost-
Democratic Reps. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison were on the list of bipartisan members of Congress invited to last night’s reception at the White House.

This time, the lengthy list of invitees included the following lawmakers:

Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA), Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA), Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), Rep. Peter Defazio (D-OR), Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-IL), Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA), Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH), Rep. John Tierney (D-MA), Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN), Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY).

7 Republicans, 28 Democrats

Either Republicans aren't interested in schmoozing with the First Puppy, or the White House protocol office thinks bipartisan means inviting a few token Republicans.

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