101st United States Congress

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101st United States Congress
100th ← → 102nd
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1991

Senate President: George Bush (R) [1]
until Jan 20, 1989
Dan Quayle (R)
from Jan 20, 1989
Senate Pres. pro tem: Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker: Jim Wright (D) (until June 6, 1989)
Tom Foley (D)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1989 – November 22, 1989
2nd: January 23, 1990 – October 28, 1990

The One Hundred First 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, 1989, to January 3, 1991, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Twentieth Census of the United States in 1980. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

Enacted[edit]

Vetoed[edit]

  • October 22, 1990: Civil Rights Act of 1990, S. 2104. Override attempt failed in Senate, 66-34 (67 needed).

Treaties ratified[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party standings in the Senate
  55 Democratic Senators
  45 Republican Senators
Party
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 54 45 99 1
Begin 55 45 100 0
End
Final voting share 55.0% 45.0%
Beginning of the next congress 56 44 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

Party
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
Independent
(I)
End of the previous congress 258 177 0 435 0
Begin 251 183 0 434 1
End 250 433 2
Final voting share 57.7% 42.3% 0.0%
Beginning of the next congress 270 164 1 435 0

Leadership[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]

Democratic majority[edit]

Republican minority[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Democratic majority[edit]

Republican minority[edit]

Caucuses[edit]

Members[edit]

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]

The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Indiana
(3)
Dan Quayle (R) Resigned January 3, 1989, to become Vice President of the United States.
His successor was appointed.
Dan Coats (R) January 3, 1989
Hawaii
(1)
Spark Matsunaga (D) Died April 15, 1990.
His successor was appointed.
Daniel Akaka (D) May 16, 1990
New Hampshire
(2)
Gordon J. Humphrey (R) Retired and resigned early December 4, 1990, having been elected to the New Hampshire Senate.
His successor was appointed.
Bob Smith (R) December 7, 1990

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Alabama's 3rd Vacant Rep. William F. Nichols died during previous congress Glen Browder (D) April 4, 1989
Indiana's 4th Dan Coats (R) Resigned January 3, 1989, after being appointed to the US Senate Jill Long (D) March 28, 1989
Florida 2nd Bill Grant
(D)
Changed party affiliation February 21, 1989 Bill Grant
(R)
February 21, 1989
Wyoming's At-large Dick Cheney (R) Resigned March 17, 1989, after being appointed United States Secretary of Defense Craig L. Thomas (R) April 26, 1989
Florida's 18th Claude Pepper (D) Died May 30, 1989 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) August 29, 1989
California's 15th Tony Coelho (D) Resigned June 15, 1989 Gary Condit (D) September 12, 1989
Texas's 12th Jim Wright (D) Resigned June 30, 1989 Pete Geren (D) September 12, 1989
Arkansas 2nd Tommy F. Robinson
(D)
Changed party affiliation July 28, 1989 Tommy F. Robinson
(R)
July 28, 1989
Texas's 18th Mickey Leland (D) Died August 7, 1989 Craig A. Washington (D) December 9, 1989
Mississippi's 5th Larkin I. Smith (R) Died August 13, 1989 Gene Taylor (D) October 17, 1989
New York's 14th Guy Molinari (R) Resigned December 31, 1989 Susan Molinari (R) March 20, 1990
New York's 18th Robert García (D) Resigned January 7, 1990 José E. Serrano (D) March 20, 1990
New Jersey's 1st James Florio (D) Resigned January 16, 1990, after being elected Governor of New Jersey Rob Andrews (D) November 6, 1990
Hawaii's 2nd Daniel Akaka (D) Resigned May 15, 1990, after being appointed to the US Senate Patsy Mink (D) September 22, 1990
Ohio's 8th Buz Lukens (R) Resigned October 24, 1990 Vacant Not filled this term
New Hampshire's 1st Bob Smith (R) Resigned December 7, 1990, after being appointed to the US Senate Vacant Not filled this term

Committees[edit]

Lists of committees and their party leaders.

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Aging (Select)
  • Agriculture
    • Conservation, Credit and Rural Development
    • Cotton, Rice and Sugar
    • Department Operations, Research and Foreign Agriculture
    • Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations and Nutrition
    • Forests, Family Farms and Energy
    • Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
    • Tobacco and Peanuts
    • Wheat, Soybeans and Feed Grains
  • Appropriations
  • Armed Services
    • Investigations
    • Military Installations and Facilities
    • Military Personnel and Compensation
    • Procurement and Military Nuclear Systems
    • Readiness
    • Research and Development
    • Seapower, Strategic and Critical Materials
  • Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
    • Consumer Affairs and Coinage
    • Domestic Monetary Policy
    • Economic Stabilization
    • Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance
    • General Oversight and Investigations
    • International Development, Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy
    • Housing and Community Development
    • Policy Research and Insurance
  • Budget
    • on the Budget Process, Reconciliation and Enforcement
    • Community Development and Natural Resources
    • Defense, Foreign Policy and Space
    • Urgent Fiscal Issues
    • Human Resources
    • Economic Policy, Projections and Revenues
  • Children, Youth and Families (Select)
  • District of Columbia
    • Fiscal Affairs and Health
    • Government Operations and Metropolitan Affairs
    • Judiciary and Education
  • Education and Labor
    • Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education
    • Employment Opportunities
    • Health and Safety
    • Human Resources
    • Labor-Management Relations
    • Labor Standards
    • Postsecondary Education
    • Select Education
  • Energy and Commerce
    • Commerce, Transportation and Competitiveness
    • Energy and Power
    • Health and the Environment
    • Oversight and Investigations
    • Telecommunications and Finance
    • Transportation and Hazardous Materials
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Africa
    • Arms Control, International Security and Science
    • Asian and Pacific Affairs
    • Europe and the Middle East
    • Human Rights and International Organizations
    • International Economic Policy and Trade
    • International Operations
    • Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Government Operations
    • Commerce, Consumer and Monetary Affairs
    • Employment and Housing
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Government Activities and Transportation
    • Government Information, Justice and Agriculture
    • Human Resources and Ingovernmental Relations
    • Legislation and National Security
  • House Administration
    • Accounts
    • Elections
    • Libraries and Memorials
    • Office Systems
    • Personnel and Police
    • Procurement and Printing
    • Task Force on Legislative Service Organizations
  • Hunger (Select)
  • Interior and Insular Affairs
    • Energy and the Environment
    • General Oversight, Northwest Power and Forest Management
    • Insular and International Affairs
    • Mining and Natural Resources
    • National Parks and Public Lands
    • Water and Power Resources and Offshore Energy Resources
  • Judiciary
    • Administrative Law and Governmental Relations
    • Civil and Constitutional Rights
    • Crime
    • Courts, Intellectual Property and the Administration of Justice
    • Criminal Justice
    • Monopolies and Commercial Law
    • Immigration, Refugees and International Law
  • Merchant Marine and Fisheries
    • Coast Guard and Navigation
    • Fisheries, Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
    • Merchant Marine
    • Oceangraphy
    • Oversight and Investigations
    • Panama Canal and Outer Continental Stuff
  • Narcotics Abuse and Control (Select)
  • Post Office and Civil Service
    • Census and Population
    • Civil Service
    • Compensation and Employee Benefits
    • Human Resources
    • Investigations
    • Postal Operations and Services
    • Postal Personnel and Modernization
  • Public Works and Transportation
    • Aviation
    • Economic Development
    • Investigations and Oversight
    • Public Buildings and Grounds
    • Surface Transportation
    • Water Resources
  • Rules
    • Rules of the House
    • The Legislative Process
  • Science and Technology
    • Energy Research and Development
    • Investigations and Oversight
    • International Scientific Cooperation
    • Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment
    • Science, Research and Technology
    • Space Science and Applications
    • Transportation, Aviation and Materials
  • Small Business
    • Antitrust, Impact of Deregulation and Privatization
    • Environment and Labor
    • Exports, Tax Policy and Special Problems
    • Procurement, Tourism and Minority Enterprise Development
    • Regulation, Business Opportunity and Energy
    • SBA, the General Economy and Minority Enterprise Development
  • Standards of Official Conduct
  • Veterans' Affairs
    • Hospitals and Health Care
    • Compensation, Pension and Insurance
    • Oversight and Investigations
    • Education, Training and Employment
    • Housing and Memorial Affairs
  • Ways and Means
  • Whole

Joint committees[edit]

Employees and legislative agency directors[edit]

Legislative branch agency directors[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Bush served until his term ended at noon on January 20, 1989, when Dan Quayle was sworn in and his term began.

External links[edit]