103rd United States Congress

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103rd United States Congress
102nd ← → 104th
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995

Senate President: Dan Quayle (R),
before January 20, 1993
Al Gore (D),
from January 20, 1993
Senate Pres. pro tem: Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker: Tom Foley (D)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 5, 1993 – November 26, 1993
2nd: January 25, 1994 – December 1, 1994

The One Hundred Third 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, D.C. from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 1995, during the first two years of Bill Clinton's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-first Census of the United States in 1990. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Senate party standings on the opening day of Congress
  57 Democratic Senators
  43 Republican Senators
Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 57 43 100 0
Begin 57 43 100 0
End 53 47
Final voting share 53.0% 47.0%
Beginning of the next congress 47 53 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1–100% Democratic
  80.1–100% Republican
  60.1–80% Democratic
  60.1–80% Republican
  50.1–60% Democratic
  50.1–60% Republican
  striped: 50–50 split
  1 independent
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of the previous Congress 270 1 164 435 0
Begin 258 1 176 435 0
End 256 177 434 1
Final voting share 59.2% 40.8%
Non-voting members 4 0 0 5 0
Beginning of the next Congress 204 1 230 435 0


Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

President of the Senate
until January 20, 1993
Dan Quayle (R)
President of the Senate
from January 20, 1993
Al Gore (D)
President pro tempore of Senate
Robert Byrd (D)

Majority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Minority (Republican) leadership[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House
Tom Foley (D)

Majority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Minority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Members[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]

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



House of Representatives[edit]

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation


Texas
(1)
Lloyd Bentsen (D) Resigned January 20, 1993 to become United States Secretary of the Treasury.
His successor was appointed.
Bob Krueger (D) January 21, 1993
Texas
(1)
Bob Krueger (D) Interim appointee lost special election June 6, 1993.
His successor was elected to finish the term.
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) June 14, 1993
Alabama
(3)
Richard Shelby (D) Changed party November 9, 1994 Richard Shelby (R) November 9, 1994
Oklahoma
(2)
David L. Boren (D) Resigned November 15, 1994 to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
His successor was elected in a special election to finish the term.
Jim Inhofe (R) November 17, 1994
Tennessee
(2)
Harlan Mathews (D) Interim appointee did not seek election.
His successor was elected in a special election November 8, 1994 to finish the term.
Fred Thompson (R) December 2, 1994

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Wisconsin's 1st Les Aspin (D) Resigned to January 20, 1993 become United States Secretary of Defense Peter W. Barca (D) May 4, 1993
Mississippi's 2nd Mike Espy (D) Resigned January 22, 1993 to become United States Secretary of Agriculture Bennie Thompson (D) April 13, 1993
California's 17th Leon Panetta (D) Resigned January 23, 1993 to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget Sam Farr (D) June 8, 1993
Ohio 2nd Bill Gradison (R) Resigned January 31, 1993 to become president of the Health Insurance Association of America Rob Portman (R) May 4, 1993
Michigan 3rd Paul B. Henry (R) Died July 31, 1993 Vern Ehlers (R) December 7, 1993
Oklahoma's 6th Glenn English (D) Resigned January 7, 1994 to become CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Frank Lucas (R) May 10, 1994
Kentucky's 2nd William H. Natcher (D) Died March 29, 1994 Ron Lewis (R) May 24, 1994
New Jersey 11th Dean Gallo (R) Died November 6, 1994 Vacant for remainder of term
Oklahoma's 1st Jim Inhofe (R) Resigned November 15, 1994 when elected to the U.S. Senate Steve Largent (R) November 29, 1994

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