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Citizenship Civics Test Prep: Week 17!

Welcome back!

As I'm sure you've heard, Inauguration Day was last Friday! We have a new president and a new Congress.  Because of this, today's blog post contains questions regarding your representatives in the federal government.  I saved these questions for today because the answers have changed post-election.  

Keep in mind that all of the following questions could change in the future -- either because the term limit has expired, a representative has died, resigned, or for some other reason.  Therefore, before you go for your citizenship hearing, you should double check to make sure exactly who is in office in these positions so you will get these questions correct. 

Question 81: Who is one of your state's US Senators now? 

Answers: vary

If you live in North Carolina, your senators are Thom Tillis and Richard Burr

If you live in Virginia, your senators are Tim Kaine and Mark Warner

If you live in any other state, you can find your senators by visiting this website.  

Question 82: Name your US Representative.

Answers: vary

Your US Representative represents your Congressional District.  You can find out who your representative is by clicking here

Question 83: What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? 

Answer: Mike Pence

Mike Pence is the current Vice President of the United States.  He was named as Donald Trump's running mate during the 2016 Presidential Election.  Prior to serving as the Vice President, Mike Pence served as Governor of Indiana. 

Question 84:  What is the political party of the President now? 

Answer: Republican 

Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, is a member of the Republican Party. 

Question 85: What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? 

Answer: Paul Ryan

Representative Paul Ryan, who represents the 1st District of Wisconsin.  He is a member of the Republican Party, which is the majority party in the House of Representatives.  Representative Ryan was named Speaker of the House in October 2015.


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