Q: What are the occupations of the members of Congress?
A: Attorney is the most listed occupation among members of the 113th Congress, with 128 lawyers in the House and 45 in the Senate. There are 130 businessmen and -women in both chambers; 51 educators; and 32 medical professionals.
Other jobs represented in Congress include: farming, clergy, engineering, career military, law enforcement, media/entertainment, accounting, even carpentry — as well as social workers, secretaries and nonprofit workers, among others.
Q: We read a lot about Iran’s nuclear program. But when did Israel get approval for its nuclear weapons?
A: Israel has never confirmed it has a nuclear arsenal, but the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimates that it has at least 200 warheads. It’s believed Israel has had nuclear weapons since the 1960s, but an Israeli Embassy spokesman told The Washington Post last year that “Israel will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East."
Since it hasn’t signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Israel “is under no legal obligation to submit ... to International Atomic Energy Agency inspections," the Post wrote. “Iran, in contrast, did sign the treaty and thus agrees to periodic inspections."