It was a hard fought, extremely negative, three-way race for New York's 22nd Congressional district. Ultimately, it was the current Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney who won over the majority of voters. She has officially earned the title of Congresswoman-elect, beating Kim Myers and Martin Babinec with 44% of the vote.
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
US Presidents can only serve two terms, right? That term limit is established by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. But there is a bill before the house this session that would abolish the amendment to do away with presidential term limits.
The re-election rates for members of Congress hovers between 85 and 95 percent.
Yet, according to a new survey from Poll Position, the majority of American people would like new rules which would prevent them from sending the same represenatives to Washington, DC year after year.