Jan 9 2013




The Daily Beast has done a complete layout and background on the new Freshman Class in the United States Congress. You can see all of them on one page and then click to get more details. What an interesting and diverse class this year which include four new LGBT American Congresspeople.

The fantastic chart has cute little tidbits about each new member's claim to fame. Here are a few examples:

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D- CA) (Above): He used to hand out towels in the U.S. Capital Gym!

Beto O'Rourke (D- TX): Used to be a member of a heavy metal band called Foss and was arrested burglary and drunk driving.

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): He is the youngest of seven children and took over the family plumbing business after high school.


Patrick Murphy (D- FL)(above): He is the youngest member of the House of Representatives at the age of 29 years old. He defeated Alan West! Murphy was a vet of the first Iraq War.

Roger Williams (R-TX): He was a baseball player on the Atlanta Braves farm team for four years and then returned home to sell used cars.


Tom Cotton (R- AR) (above): One of the few actually to serve in Afghanistan. He joined the serrvice after 9/11.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI): She will be the first American- Samoan and the first Hindu elected to Congress.