103rd United States Congress

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103rd United States Congress
102nd ←
→ 104th
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January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Senate President Dan Quayle (R),
until January 20, 1993
Al Gore (D),
from January 20, 1993
Senate President pro tem Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker Tom Foley (D)
Members 100 senators
435 members of the House
5 non-voting delegates
Senate Majority Democratic
House Majority Democratic
Sessions
1st: January 5, 1993 – November 26, 1993
2nd: January 25, 1994 – December 1, 1994

The One Hundred Third 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, D.C. from January 3, 1993, to January 3, 1995, during the final weeks of George H. W. Bush's presidency and the first 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 Democratic majority. This is the last Congress which the Democratic Party had both house majorities in the 20th Century.

Contents

Major events

Major legislation

Party summary

Senate

Senate party standings on the opening day of Congress
  57 Democratic Senators
  43 Republican Senators
Party
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Republican
(R)
End of the previous congress 57 43 100 0
Begin 57 43 100 0
End 53 47
Final voting share 53.0% 47.0%
Beginning of the next congress 47 53 100 0

House of Representatives

House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1–100% Democratic
  80.1–100% Republican
  60.1–80% Democratic
  60.1–80% Republican
  50.1–60% Democratic
  50.1–60% Republican
  striped: 50–50 split
  1 independent
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of the previous Congress 270 1 164 435 0
Begin 258 1 176 435 0
End 256 177 434 1
Final voting share 59.2% 40.8%
Non-voting members 4 0 0 5 0
Beginning of the next Congress 204 1 230 435 0

Leadership

Senate

Senate President
Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle (R)
(until January 20, 1993)
Al Gore
Al Gore (D)
(from January 20, 1993)
Senate President pro tempore

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House
Tom Foley

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

Caucuses

Members

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.

Senate

Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress, In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1994; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1996; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1998.

House of Representatives

Changes in membership

Senate

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation


Texas
(1)
Lloyd Bentsen (D) Resigned January 20, 1993, to become United States Secretary of the Treasury.
His successor was appointed.
Bob Krueger (D) January 21, 1993
Texas
(1)
Bob Krueger (D) Interim appointee lost special election June 6, 1993.
His successor was elected to finish the term.
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) June 14, 1993
Alabama
(3)
Richard Shelby (D) Changed party November 9, 1994 Richard Shelby (R) November 9, 1994
Oklahoma
(2)
David L. Boren (D) Resigned November 15, 1994, to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
His successor was elected in a special election to finish the term.
Jim Inhofe (R) November 17, 1994
Tennessee
(2)
Harlan Mathews (D) Interim appointee did not seek election.
His successor was elected in a special election November 8, 1994, to finish the term.
Fred Thompson (R) December 2, 1994

House of Representatives

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Wisconsin's 1st Les Aspin (D) Resigned to January 20, 1993, become United States Secretary of Defense Peter W. Barca (D) May 4, 1993
Mississippi's 2nd Mike Espy (D) Resigned January 22, 1993, to become United States Secretary of Agriculture Bennie Thompson (D) April 13, 1993
California's 17th Leon Panetta (D) Resigned January 23, 1993, to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget Sam Farr (D) June 8, 1993
Ohio 2nd Bill Gradison (R) Resigned January 31, 1993, to become president of the Health Insurance Association of America Rob Portman (R) May 4, 1993
Michigan 3rd Paul B. Henry (R) Died July 31, 1993 Vern Ehlers (R) December 7, 1993
Oklahoma's 6th Glenn English (D) Resigned January 7, 1994, to become CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Frank Lucas (R) May 10, 1994
Kentucky's 2nd William H. Natcher (D) Died March 29, 1994 Ron Lewis (R) May 24, 1994
New Jersey 11th Dean Gallo (R) Died November 6, 1994 Vacant for remainder of term
Oklahoma's 1st Jim Inhofe (R) Resigned November 15, 1994, when elected to the U.S. Senate Steve Largent (R) November 29, 1994

Committees

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

House of Representatives

Joint committees

Employees and legislative agency directors

Legislative branch agency directors

Senate

House of Representatives

See also

External links

  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  • U.S. House of Representatives: Congressional History
  • U.S. Senate: Statistics and Lists
  • "Videos of House of Representatives Sessions for the 103rd Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • "Videos of Senate Sessions for the 103rd Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • "Videos of Committees from the House and Senate for the 103rd Congress from www.C-SPAN.org".
  • House of Representatives Session Calendar for the 103rd Congress (PDF).
  • Congressional Pictorial Directory for the 103rd Congress.
  • Official Congressional Directory for the 103rd Congress.
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