105th United States Congress

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105th United States Congress
104th ← → 106th
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999

Senate President: Al Gore (D)
Senate Pres. pro tem: Strom Thurmond (R)
House Speaker: Newt Gingrich (R)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican Party
House Majority: Republican Party

Sessions
1st: January 7, 1997 – November 13, 1997
2nd: January 27, 1998 – December 19, 1998

The One Hundred Fifth 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, 1997 to January 3, 1999, during the fifth and sixth years of Bill Clinton's presidency. 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 Republican majority.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

Major resolutions[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party standings in the 105th Congress
  45 Democratic Senators
  55 Republican Senators

There was no change in the parties during this Congress.

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous Congress 53 47 100 0
105th Congress 55 45 100 0
Final voting share 55% 45%
Beginning of the next Congress 55 45 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Independent Vacant
End of previous Congress 234 198 1 433 2
Begin 228 206 1 435 0
End 227 207
Final voting share 52.2% 47.6% 0.2%
Beginning of the next Congress 223 211 1 435 0
Non-voting members 1 4 0 5 0
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1–100% Republican
  80.1–100% Democratic
  60.1–80% Republican
  60.1–80% Democratic
  50.1–60% Republican
  50.1–60% Democratic
  striped: 50–50 split
  1 independent

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Members[edit]

Skip to House of Representatives, below

Senate[edit]

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]

There were no changes in Senate membership during this Congress.

House of Representatives[edit]

Four members of the House of Representatives died, and four resigned.

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Missouri's 8th Vacant Rep. Bill Emerson died during previous Congress Jo Ann Emerson (R) January 8, 1997
Texas's 28th Frank Tejeda (D) Died January 30, 1997 Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) April 12, 1997
New Mexico 3rd Bill Richardson (D) Resigned February 13, 1997 to become Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Redmond (R) May 20, 1997
New York 13th Susan Molinari (R) Resigned August 2, 1997 to become a television journalist for CBS Vito Fossella (R) November 5, 1997
California 22nd Walter H. Capps (D) Died October 28, 1997 Lois Capps (D) March 17, 1998
Pennsylvania 1st Thomas M. Foglietta (D) Resigned November 11, 1997 to become Ambassador to Italy Robert A. Brady (D) May 21, 1998
New York 6th Floyd H. Flake (D) Resigned November 17, 1997 to return full-time to his duties as pastor of Allen A.M.E. Church Gregory Meeks (D) February 5, 1998
California 44th Sonny Bono (R) Died January 5, 1998 Mary Bono (R) April 21, 1998
California 9th Ronald Dellums (D) Resigned February 6, 1998 Barbara Lee (D) April 21, 1998
New Mexico 1st Steven Schiff (R) Died March 25, 1998 Heather Wilson (R) June 25, 1998

Employees[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

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