106th United States Congress

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106th United States Congress
105th ← → 107th
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001

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

Sessions
1st: January 6, 1999 – November 22, 1999
2nd: January 24, 2000 – December 15, 2000

The One Hundred Sixth 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, 1999 to January 3, 2001, during the last 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 Republican majority.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

Treaties considered[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party standings on the opening day of the 106th Congress

Membership changed with two deaths.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous Congress 55 45 100 0
Begin 55 45 100 0
October 25, 1999 54 99 1
November 2, 1999 55 100 0
July 19, 2000 54 99 1
July 25, 2000 46 100 0
Final voting share 54% 46%
Beginning of the next Congress 50 50 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

There were two resignations and three deaths.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Independent Vacant
End of previous Congress 227 207 1 435 0
Begin 223 211 1 435 0
March 2, 1999 222 434 1
June 7, 1999 223 435 0
July 16, 1999 210 434 1
July 17, 1999 222 211 434 1
November 17, 1999 212 435 0
January 27, 2000 223 211 2 435 0
July 27, 2000 210 435 0
September 11, 2000 209 434 1
October 10, 2000 208 434 2
December 8, 2000 222 433 3
End 433 3
Final voting share 51.2% 48.5% 0.3%
Beginning of the next Congress 221 211 2 435 0

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]

Political affiliations of senators by state: red indicates two Republicans; blue two Democrats; purple one of each
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Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Alabama — Alaska — Arizona — Arkansas — California — Colorado — Connecticut — Delaware — Florida — Georgia — Hawaii — Idaho — Illinois — Indiana — Iowa — Kansas — Kentucky — Louisiana — Maine — Maryland — Massachusetts — Michigan — Minnesota — Mississippi — Missouri — Montana — Nebraska — Nevada — New Hampshire — New Jersey — New Mexico — New York — North Carolina — North Dakota — Ohio — Oklahoma — Oregon — Pennsylvania — Rhode Island — South Carolina — South Dakota — Tennessee — Texas — Utah — Vermont — Virginia — Washington — West Virginia — Wisconsin — Wyoming — Non-voting members

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Rhode Island
(1)
John Chafee (R) Died October 24, 1999 Lincoln Chafee (R)
(Appointed, later elected to finish term)
November 2, 1999
Georgia
(3)
Paul Coverdell (R) Died July 18, 2000 Zell Miller (D)
(Appointed)
July 24, 2000

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Georgia 6th Vacant Newt Gingrich (R) resigned on January 3, 1999. Johnny Isakson (R) February 23, 1999
Louisiana 1st Bob Livingston (R) Resigned March 1, 1999 David Vitter (R) May 29, 1999
California 42nd George Brown, Jr. (D) Died July 15, 1999 Joe Baca (D) November 16, 1999
New York 1st Michael Forbes (R) Changed political affiliation Michael Forbes (D) July 17, 1999
Virginia 5th Virgil Goode (D) Changed political affiliation Virgil Goode (I) January 27, 2000
California 31st Matthew G. Martínez (D) Changed political affiliation Matthew G. Martínez (R) July 27, 2000
Virginia 1st Herbert Bateman (R) Died September 11, 2000 Seat vacant until next Congress
Minnesota 4th Bruce Vento (D) Died October 10, 2000 Seat vacant until next Congress
California 32nd Julian C. Dixon (D) Died December 8, 2000 Seat vacant until next Congress

Employees[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

External links and references[edit]