105th_United_States_Congress

105th United States Congress

105th United States Congress

United States Capitol (2002)
Session: January 3, 1997
January 3, 1999
President of the Senate: Al Gore
President pro tempore of the Senate: Strom Thurmond
Speaker of the House: Newt Gingrich
Members: 435 Representatives
100 Senators
5 Territorial Representatives
House Majority: Republican
Senate Majority: Republican
The One Hundred Fifth 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 1997 to January 3 1999, during the first two years of the second administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-first Census of the United States in 1990. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

Dates of sessions

January 3 1997January 3 1999

Previous congress: 104th Congress • Next congress: 106th Congress

Major events

Major legislation

Party summary

Senate

Affiliation Members Note

Republican Party 55 shifted to 54 twice

Democratic Party 45 shifted to 46 twice

Total 100

House of Representatives

Affiliation Members Voting
share
Delegates and
Resident
Commissioner
Note Republican Party 228 52.4% 1 Democratic Party 206 47.4% 4 Independent 1 0.2% - Caucuses with the Democrats
Vacant 0 0.0% -
Total 435 5

Officers

Senate

Office Senator / Vice-President Party State

President of the Senate Al Gore Democratic Tennessee

President pro tempore Strom Thurmond Republican South Carolina

Majority Leader Trent Lott Republican Mississippi

Minority Leader Tom Daschle Democratic South Dakota

Majority Whip Don Nickles Republican Oklahoma

Minority Whip Wendell Hampton Ford Democratic Kentucky

House of Representatives

Office Representative Party State

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich Republican Georgia

Majority Leader Dick Armey Republican Texas

Minority Leader Dick Gephardt Democratic Missouri

Majority Whip Tom DeLay Republican Texas

Minority Whip David Bonior Democratic Michigan

Members

Senate

Senator Party State Hometown Class First took
office

Richard Shelby Republican Alabama Tuscaloosa 3 1987

Jeff Sessions Republican Mobile 2 1997

Ted Stevens Republican Alaska Girdwood 2 1969

Frank Murkowski Republican Fairbanks 3 1981

John McCain Republican Arizona Phoenix 3 1987

Jon Kyl Republican Phoenix 1 1995

Dale Bumpers Democratic Arkansas Charleston 3 1975

Tim Hutchinson Republican Bentonville 2 1997

Dianne Feinstein Democratic California San Francisco 1 1992

Barbara Boxer Democratic Greenbrae 3 1993

Ben Nighthorse Campbell Republican Colorado Ignacio 3 1993

Wayne Allard Republican Loveland 2 1997

Christopher Dodd Democratic Connecticut East Haddam 3 1981

Joseph Lieberman Democratic New Haven 1 1989

William Roth Republican Delaware Wilmington 1 1971

Joe Biden Democratic Wilmington 2 1973

Bob Graham Democratic Florida Miami Lakes 3 1987

Connie Mack Republican Cape Coral 1 1989

Paul Coverdell Republican Georgia Atlanta 3 1993

Max Cleland Democratic Lithonia 2 1997

Daniel Inouye Democratic Hawaii Honolulu 3 1963

Daniel Akaka Democratic Honolulu 1 1991

Larry Craig Republican Idaho Payette 2 1991

Dirk Kempthorne Republican Boise 3 1993

Carol Moseley-Braun Democratic Illinois Chicago 3 1993

Richard Durbin Democratic Springfield 2 1997

Richard Lugar Republican Indiana Indianapolis 1 1977

Dan Coats Republican Fort Wayne 3 1989

Chuck Grassley Republican Iowa Cedar Falls 3 1981

Tom Harkin Democratic Cumming 2 1985

Sam Brownback Republican Kansas Topeka 3 1996

Pat Roberts Republican Dodge City 2 1997

Wendell Hampton Ford Democratic Kentucky Owensboro 3 1974

Mitch McConnell Republican Louisville 2 1985

John Breaux Democratic Louisiana Crowley 3 1987

Mary Landrieu Democratic New Orleans 2 1997

Olympia Snowe Republican Maine Auburn 1 1995

Susan Collins Republican Bangor 2 1997

Paul Sarbanes Democratic Maryland Baltimore 1 1977

Barbara Mikulski Democratic Baltimore 3 1987

Edward Kennedy Democratic Massachusetts Hyannis Port 1 1962

John Kerry Democratic Boston 2 1985

Carl Levin Democratic Michigan Detroit 2 1979

Spencer Abraham Republican Auburn Hills 1 1995

Paul Wellstone Democratic Minnesota Northfield 2 1991

Rod Grams Republican Ramsey 1 1995

Thad Cochran Republican Mississippi Jackson 2 1979

Trent Lott Republican Pascagoula 1 1989

Kit Bond Republican Missouri Mexico 3 1987

John Ashcroft Republican Willard 1 1995

Max Baucus Democratic Montana Helena 2 1979

Conrad Burns Republican Billings 1 1989

Bob Kerrey Democratic Nebraska Omaha 1 1989

Chuck Hagel Republican Omaha 2 1997

Harry Reid Democratic Nevada Searchlight 3 1987

Richard Bryan Democratic Las Vegas 1 1989

Bob Smith Republican New Hampshire Tuftonboro 2 1990

Judd Gregg Republican Greenfield 3 1993

Frank Lautenberg Democratic New Jersey Cliffside Park 1 1982

Robert Torricelli Democratic Englewood 2 1997

Pete Domenici Republican New Mexico Albuquerque 2 1973

Jeff Bingaman Democratic Santa Fe 1 1983

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Democratic New York Oneonta 1 1977

Al D'Amato Republican Island Park 3 1981

Jesse Helms Republican North Carolina Raleigh 2 1973

Lauch Faircloth Republican Clinton 3 1993

Kent Conrad Democratic North Dakota Bismarck 1 1987

Byron Dorgan Democratic Bismarck 3 1993

John Glenn Democratic Ohio Columbus 3 1974

Mike DeWine Republican Yellowsprings 1 1995

Don Nickles Republican Oklahoma Ponca City 3 1981

James Inhofe Republican Tulsa 2 1995

Ron Wyden Democratic Oregon Portland 3 1997

Gordon Smith Republican Pendleton 2 1997

Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvania Philadelphia 3 1981

Rick Santorum Republican Mount Lebanon 1 1995

John Chafee Republican Rhode Island Warwick 1 1977

Jack Reed Democratic Cranston 2 1997

Strom Thurmond Republican South Carolina Aiken 2 1954

Ernest Hollings Democratic Charleston 3 1966

Tom Daschle Democratic South Dakota Aberdeen 3 1987

Tim Johnson Democratic Vermillion 2 1997

Fred Thompson Republican Tennessee Nashville 2 1994

Bill Frist Republican Nashville 1 1995

Phil Gramm Republican Texas College Station 2 1985

Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican Dallas 1 1993

Orrin Hatch Republican Utah Salt Lake City 1 1977

Robert Bennett Republican Salt Lake City 3 1993

Patrick Leahy Democratic Vermont Burlington 3 1975

James Jeffords Republican Shrewsbury 1 1989

John Warner Republican Virginia Alexandria 2 1979

Chuck Robb Democratic McLean 1 1989

Slade Gorton Republican Washington Seattle 1 1989
(previously served
1981-1987)

Patty Murray Democratic Seattle 3 1993

Robert Byrd Democratic West Virginia Sophia 1 1959

Jay Rockefeller Democratic Charleston 2 1985

Herbert Kohl Democratic Wisconsin Milwaukee 1 1989

Russ Feingold Democratic Middleton 3 1993

Craig Thomas Republican Wyoming Casper 1 1995

Michael Enzi Republican Gillette 2 1997

House of Representatives

The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide at-large, are preceded by an "At-large," and the names of those elected from districts, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.

Many of the congressional district numbers are linked to articles describing the district itself. Since the boundaries of the districts have changed often and substantially, the linked article may only describe the district as it exists today, and not as it was at the time of this Congress.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Vacant, February 7, 1998April 20, 1998
Ron Dellums (D) of Oakland, resigned February 6, 1998

Vacant, October 29, 1997March 16, 1998
Walter Capps (D) of Santa Barbara, died October 28, 1997

Vacant, January 6, 1998April 20, 1998
Sonny Bono (R) of Palm Springs, died January 5, 1998

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

Vacant, March 26, 1998June 24, 1998
Steven H. Schiff (R) of Albuquerque, died March 25, 1998

Vacant, February 18, 1997May 19, 1997
Bill Richardson (D) of Santa Fe, resigned February 17, 1997

New York

Vacant, November 18, 1997February 4, 1998
Floyd Flake (D) of Rosedale, resigned November 17, 1997

Vacant, August 3, 1997November 3, 1997
Susan Molinari (R) of Staten Island, resigned August 2, 1997

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Vacant, November 12, 1997May 20, 1998
Thomas M. Foglietta (D) of Philadelphia, resigned November 11, 1997

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vacant, January 31, 1997April 16, 1997
Frank Tejeda (D) of San Antonio, died January 30, 1997

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Delegates

American Samoa

District of Columbia

Guam

Virgin Islands

Resident Commissioner

Puerto Rico

Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

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