102nd United States Congress

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102nd United States Congress
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January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993
Senate President Dan Quayle (R)
Senate Pres. pro tem Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker Tom Foley (D)
Members 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority Democratic
House Majority Democratic
Sessions
1st: January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1992
2nd: January 3, 1992 – October 9, 1992

The One Hundred Second 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, 1991, to January 3, 1993, during the last 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 1980 United States Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Notable events[edit]

Major Legislation[edit]

Constitutional amendments[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party standings on the opening day of the 102nd Congress
  56 Democratic Senators
  44 Republican Senators
Party
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 55 45 100 0
Begin 56 44 100 0
End 58 42
Final voting share 58.0% 42.0%
Beginning of the next congress 57 43 100 0

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Members Voting
share
Democratic Party 270 62.1%
Republican Party 164 37.7%
Independent 1 0.2%
Total 435 100%

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

Majority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Minority (Republican) leadership[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Majority (Democratic) leadership[edit]

Minority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Caucuses[edit]

Members[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]

Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress.

House of Representatives[edit]

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
California
(1)
Pete Wilson (R) Resigned January 7, 1991, after being elected Governor of California.
As Governor, he appointed his successor.
John F. Seymour (R) January 10, 1991
Pennsylvania
(1)
John Heinz (R) Died April 4, 1991.
His successor was appointed May 9, 1991, and subsequently won a special election on November 5, 1991, to finish the term.
Harris Wofford (D) May 9, 1991
North Dakota
(1)
Quentin N. Burdick (D) Died.
His wife was appointed September 8, 1992, to succeed him.
Jocelyn Burdick (D) September 12, 1992
California
(1)
John F. Seymour (R) Interim appointee lost the special election November 3, 1992, to finish the term. Dianne Feinstein (D) November 10, 1992
North Dakota
(1)
Jocelyn Burdick (D) Interim appointee retired December 14, 1992.
Her successor was chosen at a special election December 4, 1992, to finish the term.
Kent Conrad (D) December 14, 1992
North Dakota
(3)
Kent Conrad (D) Resigned December 14, 1992, to assume vacant Class 1 seat to which he was elected.
His successor was appointed to assume the seat early, having already won election to the next term.
Byron Dorgan (D) December 15, 1992
Tennessee
(2)
Al Gore (D) Resigned January 2, 1993, to become Vice President of the United States.
His successor was appointed.
Harlan Mathews (D) January 2, 1993

House of Representatives[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
Massachusetts's 1st Silvio O. Conte (R) Died February 11, 1991 John Olver (D) June 18, 1991
Illinois's 15th Edward R. Madigan (R) Resigned March 8, 1991, after being appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas W. Ewing (R) July 2, 1991
Texas's 3rd Steve Bartlett (R) Resigned March 11, 1991 Sam Johnson (R) May 8, 1991
Arizona's 2nd Mo Udall (D) Resigned May 4, 1991 Ed Pastor (D) October 3, 1991
Pennsylvania's 2nd William H. Gray (D) Resigned September 11, 1991 to become President of the Negro College Fund Lucien E. Blackwell (D) November 5, 1991
Virginia's 7th D. French Slaughter (R) Resigned November 5, 1991 George F. Allen (D) November 5, 1991
Puerto Rico's At-large Jaime Fuster (PD) Resigned March 4, 1992 Antonio Colorado (PD) March 4, 1992
New York's 17th Theodore S. Weiss (D) Died September 14, 1992 Jerrold Nadler (D) November 3, 1992
North Carolina's 1st Walter B. Jones (D) Died September 15, 1992 Eva M. Clayton (D) November 3, 1992
North Dakota's At-large Byron Dorgan (D) Resigned December 14, 1992, after being appointed US Senator Vacant Not filled this term

Committees[edit]

Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (1 link), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Aging (Select)
  • Agriculture (Chair: Kika de la Garza)
    • Cotton, Rice and Sugar
    • Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
    • Peanuts and Tobacco
    • Wheat, Soybeans and Feed Grains
    • Department Operations, Research and Foreign Agriculture
    • Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations and Nutrition
    • Forests, Family Farms and Energy
  • Appropriations (Chair: Jamie L. Whitten)
  • Armed Services (Chair: Les Aspin)
    • Procurement and Military Nuclear Systems
    • Seapower, Strategic and Critical Materials
    • Research and Development
    • Military Installations and Facilities
    • Military Personnel and Compensation
    • Investigations
    • Readiness
  • Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (Chair: Henry B. Gonzalez)
    • Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance
    • Domestic Monetary Policy
    • General Oversight and Investigations
    • Policy Research and Insurance
    • Economic Stabilization
    • Consumer Affairs and Coinage
  • Budget (Chair: Leon Panetta)
    • 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 (Chair: Ron Dellums)
    • Fiscal Affairs and Health
    • Government Operations and Metropolitan Affairs
    • Judiciary and Education
  • Education and Labor (Chair: William D. Ford)
    • Postsecondary Education
    • Health and Safety
    • Labor Standards
    • Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education
    • Labor-Management Relations
    • Human Resources
    • Select Education
    • Employment Opportunities
  • Energy and Commerce (Chair: John Dingell)
    • Oversight and Investigations
    • Health and the Environment
    • Energy and Power
    • Telecommunications and Finance
    • Commerce, Transportation and Competitiveness
    • Transportation and Hazardous Materials
  • Foreign Affairs (Chair: Dante Fascell)
    • Arms Control, International Security and Science
    • Europe and the Middle East
    • Human Rights and International Organizations
    • Asian and Pacific Affairs
    • International Economic Policy and Trade
    • Africa
    • Western Hemisphere Affairs
    • International Operations
  • Government Operations (Chair: John Conyers)
    • Legislation and National Security
    • Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Commerce, Consumer and Monetary Affairs
    • Employment and Housing
    • Government Information, Justice and Agriculture
    • Government Activities and Transportation
    • Employment and Housing
  • House Administration (Chair: Charlie Rose
    • Procurement and Printing
    • Accounts
    • Elections
    • Personnel and Police
    • Libraries and Memorials
    • Office Systems
    • Campaign Finance Reform Task Force
  • Hunger (Select)
  • Interior and Insular Affairs (Chair: George Miller)
    • Water and Power Resources and Offshore Energy Resources
    • Mining and Natural Resources
    • National Parks and Public Lands
    • Insular and International Affairs
    • Energy and the Environment
    • General Oversight, Northwest Power and Forest Management
  • Judiciary (Chair: Jack Brooks)
    • Economic and Commercial Law
    • Civil and Constitutional Rights
    • International Law, Immigration and Refugees
    • Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration
    • Administration Law and Governmental Relations
    • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Chair: Walter B. Jones Sr.)
    • Merchant Marine
    • Fisheries, Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
    • Coast Guard and Navigation
    • Oceangraphy, Great Lakes and the Outer Continental Shelf
    • Oversight and Investigations
  • Narcotics Abuse and Control (Select)
  • Post Office and Civil Service
    • Investigations
    • Civil Service
    • Postal Operations and Services
    • Compensation and Employee Benefits
    • Census and Population
    • Human Resources
    • Postal Personnel and Modernization
  • Public Works and Transportation (Chair: Robert A. Roe)
    • Aviation
    • Economic Development
    • Investigations and Oversight
    • Public Buildings and Grounds
    • Surface Transportation
    • Water Resources
  • Rules (Chair: Joe Moakley)
    • Rules of the House
    • The Legislative Process
  • Science, Space and Technology (Chair: George Brown Jr.)
    • Environment
    • Energy
    • Investigations and Oversight
    • Space
    • Technology and Competitiveness
    • Science
  • Small Business (Chair: John J. LaFalce)
    • SBA, the General Economy and Minority Enterprise Development
    • Procurement, Tourism and Minority Enterprise Development
    • Regulation, Business Opportunity and Energy
    • Antitrust, Impact of Deregulation and Privatization
    • Exports, Tax Policy and Special Problems
    • Environment and Employment
  • Standards of Official Conduct (Chair: Louis Stokes)
  • Veterans' Affairs (Chair: Gillespie V. Montgomery)
    • Hospitals and Health Care
    • Compensation, Pension and Insurance
    • Oversight and Investigations
    • Education, Training and Employment
    • Housing and Memorial Affairs
  • Ways and Means (Chair: Dan Rostenkowski)
  • 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. ^ Dean, John W. (September 27, 2002). "The Telling Tale of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment". FindLaw. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]