65th United States Congress

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65th United States Congress
USCapitol1906.jpg
United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1919

Senate President: Thomas R. Marshall
Senate Pres. pro tem: Willard Saulsbury, Jr.
House Speaker: Champ Clark
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic (coalition)

Sessions
Special: March 5, 1917 – March 16, 1917
1st: April 2, 1917 – October 6, 1917
2nd: December 3, 1917 – November 21, 1918
3rd: December 2, 1918 – March 3, 1919
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The Sixty-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 March 4, 1917 to March 4, 1919, during the fourth and fifth years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Thirteenth Census of the United States in 1910. The Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Republican plurality but the Democrats remained in control with the support of the Progressives and Socialist Representative Meyer London.

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Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

After war was declared, war bond posters demonized Germany

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 56 40 96 96
Begin 56 39 95 1
End 53 43 96 0
Final voting share 55.2% 44.8%
Beginning of the next congress 46 49 95 1

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Progressive Socialist Prohibition Republican Vacant
End of previous Congress 230 6 1 1 196 435 0
Begin 213 3 1 1 215 434 1
End 211 212 429 6
Final voting share 50.2% 0.2% 49.5%
Beginning of the next Congress 192 1 (FL) 1 1 240 435 0

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

Because of the 17th Amendment, starting in 1914 U.S. Senators were elected directly instead of by the state legislatures. However, this did not affect the terms of U.S. Senators whose terms had started before that Amendment took effect.

House of Representatives[edit]

Employees[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

References[edit]