Welcome to the Kids’ Zone! This page is to help you learn about our federal government and my job as your Congressman.
Below you will find fun facts about Congress and links to important documents for you to read and study, such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. I've also included links to some pages I think you might enjoy.
It is important to remember that the federal government isn’t something that only adults can influence. You are the leaders of tomorrow and you have a responsibility to participate in government to make it work. Just because you can't vote yet doesn't mean you don't count! I serve all the people in the Georgia’s Second District, including kids like you. If there is an issue that you feel strongly about, I encourage you to contact me and let me know how you feel. You are never too young to get involved!
Fun Facts About Congress
The House of Representatives:
- The House is made up of 435 Members from around the nation. Each Member represents an average of 650,000 people in the total population. Our state of Georgia has a total of 13 Members in the House.
- In addition to the 435 Members, there are also delegates from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
- All House Members are elected every two years.
- You must be at least 25 years old to be elected to the House.
- You must have been a citizen of the United States for 7 years.
- You must be an inhabitant of the state from which elected. It is also customary – although not required by the Constitution, that a representative live in the district that he or she represents.
- The Speaker is the leader of the House of Representatives and is addressed as “Mister Speaker.” He is third in line for the Presidency, behind the Vice President and the President.
- The Senate is made up of 100 Senators, two from each state.
- Senators are elected every six years. One-third of the Senate is up for re-election in any given election.
- You must be at least 30 years old to be elected to the Senate.
- You must have been a citizen of the United States for 9 years.
- You must be an inhabitant of the state from which elected.
- The Vice-President is the President of the Senate and is addressed as “Mr. President.” He casts the deciding vote in case of a tie.
Fun and Interesting Links
|Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.
|CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises.
|The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
|EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it.
Learn about forensics, DNA, polygraph testing, and fingerprints.
|First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.
|Kid's in the House: The Official Kid's Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kid's Post Page.
|NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program.
|National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.
Visit the White House's official page for kids and learn about president, his responsibilities and the history of the office.