106th United States Congress


106th United States Congress
106th United States Congress
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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
<105th 107th>

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. It was the last Congress to serve in the 20th century and the first to serve in the 21st. 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

Major legislation

Treaties considered

  • October 13, 1999: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Rejected[1]

Party summary

Senate

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

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
End 222 210 433 2
Final voting share 51.2% 48.5% 0.3%
Beginning of the next Congress 221 211 2 435 0

Leadership

Senate

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Members

Skip to House of Representatives, below

Senate

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

  • 3. Christopher J. Dodd (D)
  • 1. Joseph I. Lieberman (D)

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

  • 3. Daniel K. Inouye (D)
  • 1. Daniel K. Akaka (D)

Idaho

Illinois

  • 2. Richard J. Durbin (D)
  • 3. Peter G. Fitzgerald (R)

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

  • 1. Paul S. Sarbanes (D)
  • 3. Barbara A. Mikulski (D)

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

  • 2. John W. Warner (R)
  • 1. Charles S. Robb (D)

Washington

West Virginia

  • 1. Robert C. Byrd (D)
  • 2. John D. Rockefeller IV (D)

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • 1. Craig Thomas (R)
  • 2. Michael B. Enzi (R)

House of Representatives

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
American Samoa — District of Columbia — Guam — Puerto Rico — Virgin Islands
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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

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

  • 1. Helen Chenoweth (R)
  • 2. Michael K. Simpson (R)

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

Senate

State
(class)
Former senator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
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

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
installation
Georgia 6th Newt Gingrich (R) Resigned 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

Senate

House of Representatives

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