106th United States Congress
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January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Senate PresidentAl Gore (D)
Senate President pro temStrom Thurmond (R)
House SpeakerDennis Hastert (R)
Members100 senators
435 members of the House
5 non-voting delegates
Senate MajorityRepublican
House MajorityRepublican
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.

Major events

Major legislation

Treaties considered

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
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous Congress 45 55 100 0
Begin 45 55 100 0
October 24, 1999[note 1] 54 99 1
November 2, 1999[note 1] 55 100 0
July 18, 2000[note 2] 54 99 1
July 25, 2000[note 2] 46 100 0
Final voting share 46% 54%
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
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous Congress 206 1 228 435 0
Begin 211 1 223 435 0
March 2, 1999 222 434 1
June 7, 1999 223 435 0
July 16, 1999 210 434 1
July 17, 1999 211 222 434 1
November 17, 1999 212 435 0
January 27, 2000 2 221 435 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 48.5% 0.3% 51.2%
Beginning of the next Congress 211 2 221 434 1

Leadership

Senate

Senate President
Senate President pro Tempore

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Caucuses

Members

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Senate

In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, facing re-election in 2000; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, facing re-election in 2002; and Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, facing re-election in 2004.

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 — Non-voting members

Changes in membership

Senate

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation[a]
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
formal installation[a]
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
California 32nd Julian C. Dixon (D) Died December 8, 2000

Committees

, 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

House of Representatives

Joint appointments

Employees and legislative agency directors

Legislative branch agency directors

Senate

House of Representatives

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b This is the date the member was seated or an oath administered, not necessarily the same date her/his service began.
  1. ^ a b In Rhode Island, John Chafee (R) died October 24, 1999 and his son, Lincoln Chafee (R), was appointed November 2, 1999 to finish the term.
  2. ^ a b In Georgia, Paul Coverdell (D) died July 18, 2000 and Zell Miller (D) was appointed July 25, to continue the term.

References

  1. ^ Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, via THOMAS

External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • History, Art and Archives from the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Statistics & Lists from the U.S. Senate
  • Legislative information from THOMAS at the Library of Congress
  • "Videos of House of Representatives Sessions for the 106th Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • "Videos of Senate Sessions for the 106th Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • "Videos of Committees from the House and Senate for the 106th Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • House of Representatives Session Calendar for the 106th Congress (PDF).
  • Senate Session Calendar for the 106th Congress (PDF).
  • Congressional Pictorial Directory for the 106th Congress.
  • Official Congressional Directory for the 106th Congress.
  • Official Congressional Directory for the 106th Congress (1st Revision) (PDF).
  • Official Congressional Directory for the 106th Congress (2nd Revision) (PDF).