101st United States Congress

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101st United States Congress
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1991

Senate President: George H. W. Bush (R) [1]
Dan Quayle (R)
Senate Pres. pro tem: Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker: Jim Wright (D) (until June 6, 1989)
Tom Foley (D)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1989 – November 22, 1989
2nd: January 23, 1990 – October 28, 1990
<100th 102nd>

The One Hundred First United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1989 to January 3, 1991, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Twentieth Census of the United States in 1980. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

Enacted[edit]

Vetoed[edit]

Treaties ratified[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party standings in the Senate
  55 Democratic Senators
  45 Republican Senators
Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 54 45 99 1
Begin 55 45 100 0
End
Final voting share 55.0% 45.0%
Beginning of the next congress 56 44 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
Independent
(I)
End of the previous congress 258 177 0 435 0
Begin 251 183 0 434 1
End 250 433 2
Final voting share 57.7% 42.3% 0.0%
Beginning of the next congress 270 164 1 435 0

Leadership[edit]

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.

Senate[edit]

Democratic majority[edit]

Republican minority[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Democratic majority[edit]

Republican minority[edit]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress.

House of Representatives[edit]

The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Hawaii
(1)
Spark Matsunaga (D) Died April 15, 1990.
His successor was appointed.
Daniel Akaka (D) May 16, 1990
New Hampshire
(2)
Gordon J. Humphrey (R) Retired and resigned early December 4, 1990, having been elected to the New Hampshire Senate.
His successor was appointed.
Bob Smith (R) December 7, 1990

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Alabama's 3rd Vacant Rep. William F. Nichols died during previous congress Glen Browder (D) April 4, 1989
Florida 2nd Bill Grant
(D)
Changed party affiliation February 21, 1989 Bill Grant
(R)
February 21, 1989
Wyoming's At-large Dick Cheney (R) Resigned March 17, 1989 after being appointed United States Secretary of Defense Craig L. Thomas (R) April 26, 1989
Florida's 18th Claude Pepper (D) Died May 30, 1989 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) August 29, 1989
California's 15th Tony Coelho (D) Resigned June 15, 1989 Gary Condit (D) September 12, 1989
Texas's 12th Jim Wright (D) Resigned June 30, 1989 Pete Geren (D) September 12, 1989
Arkansas 2nd Tommy F. Robinson
(D)
Changed party affiliation July 28, 1989 Tommy F. Robinson
(R)
July 28, 1989
Texas's 18th Mickey Leland (D) Died August 7, 1989 Craig A. Washington (D) December 9, 1989
Mississippi's 5th Larkin I. Smith (R) Died August 13, 1989 Gene Taylor (D) October 17, 1989
New York's 14th Guy Molinari (R) Resigned December 31, 1989 Susan Molinari (R) March 20, 1990
New York's 18th Robert García (D) Resigned January 7, 1990 José E. Serrano (D) March 20, 1990
New Jersey's 1st James Florio (D) Resigned January 16, 1990 after being elected Governor of New Jersey Rob Andrews (D) November 6, 1990
Hawaii's 2nd Daniel Akaka (D) Resigned May 15, 1990 after being appointed to the US Senate Patsy Mink (D) September 22, 1990
Ohio's 8th Buz Lukens (R) Resigned October 24, 1990 Vacant Not filled this term
New Hampshire's 1st Robert C. Smith (R) Resigned December 7, 1990 after being appointed to the US Senate Vacant Not filled this term

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Bush served until his term ended at noon on January 20, 1989, when Dan Quayle was sworn in and his term began.

External links[edit]