109th Congress
The 109th Congress was analyzed because it is the current Congressional session, and it marks a well-defined Republican majority in the Senate, complimented by both a Republican majority in the House, as well as a Republican President.

The current session of the Senate marks a clear Republican majority, with the Republicans controlling a commanding 55 seats, and the Democrats facing a Senate minority of 45 seats (including Jefford’s Independent seat).  Disproportionately, however, it is crucial to note that the 55 seats for the Republicans represent only 58 million people, while the 45 seats for the Democrats represent a slightly greater 62 million people.

 Democrat Voters
 Democrat Senators
 Republican Voters
 58,218,557 Republican Senators