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Current Events

Citizen Bee questions in the Current Events category will be based on a number of sources. There are no Study Guide entries for this category. For the Texas Citizen Bee Regional Competition Current Events portion of the Bee, study the following:

  • National and world headline news stories from September 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016
  • Major actions of Congress from September 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016
  • Newsworthy stories related to the President of the United States
  • The two U.S. Senators from Texas
  • Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 term
  • Major U.S. Supreme Court cases from the 2014-2015 term of the Court and upcoming cases from the 2015-2016 term of the Court
  • Names of the heads of “the big four” Cabinet departments: State, Defense, Justice, and Treasury
  • Major stories concerning the “big four” Cabinet departments
  • Major leaders in both houses of the U.S. Congress for 2015 and 2016
  • National and Texas elections and politics for 2015 and 2016
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