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105th United States Congress

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105th United States Congress
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January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999
Members100 senators
435 representatives
5 non-voting delegates
Senate MajorityRepublican
Senate PresidentAl Gore (D)
House MajorityRepublican
House SpeakerNewt Gingrich (R)
1st: January 7, 1997 – November 13, 1997
2nd: January 27, 1998 – December 19, 1998

The 105th 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 fifth and sixth years of Bill Clinton's presidency. Apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-first Census of the United States in 1990.

Both chambers retained a Republican majority. President Clinton was impeached by the US House of Representatives of the 105th Congress.

Major events

Tickets dated January 14 and 15, 1999, for President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial
Tickets dated January 14 and 15, 1999, for President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial
Opponents of Clinton's impeachment demonstrating outside the Capitol in December 1998
Opponents of Clinton's impeachment demonstrating outside the Capitol in December 1998

Major legislation

Major resolutions

Party summary


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Party standings in the 105th Congress
  45 Democratic Senators
  55 Republican Senators

There was no change in the parties during this Congress.

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous Congress 53 47 100 0
105th Congress 55 45 100 0
Final voting share 55% 45%
Beginning of the next Congress 55 45 100 0

House of Representatives

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Independent Vacant
End of previous Congress 234 198 1 433 2
Begin (January 3, 1997) 226 207 2 435 0
January 8, 1997[note 1] 227 1
January 30, 1997 206 434 1
February 13, 1997 205 433 2
April 12, 1997 206 434 1
May 20, 1997 228 435 0
August 2, 1997 227 434 1
October 28, 1997 205 433 2
November 5, 1997 228 434 1
November 11, 1997 204 433 2
November 17, 1997 203 432 3
January 5, 1998 227 431 4
February 5, 1998 204 432 3
February 6, 1998 203 431 4
March 17, 1998 204 432 3
March 25, 1998 226 431 4
April 21, 1998 227 205 433 2
May 21, 1998 206 434 1
June 25, 1998 228 435 0
Final voting share 52.4% 47.4% 0.2%
Non-voting members 1 4 0 5 0
Beginning of the next Congress 223 211 1 435 0



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



Skip to House of Representatives, below


In this Congress, Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, facing re-election in 1998; Class 1 meant their term began in the last Congress, facing re-election in 2000; and Class 2 meant their term began in this Congress, facing re-election in 2002.

House of Representatives

Members of the House of Representatives are listed by districts.

Changes in membership


There were no changes in Senate membership during this Congress.

House of Representatives

Four members of the House of Representatives died, and four resigned.

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation[a]
Texas's 28th Frank Tejeda (D) Died January 30, 1997 Ciro Rodriguez (D) April 12, 1997
New Mexico 3rd Bill Richardson (D) Resigned February 13, 1997, to become Ambassador to the United Nations William T. Redmond (R) May 20, 1997
New York 13th Susan Molinari (R) Resigned August 2, 1997, to become a television journalist for CBS Vito Fossella (R) November 5, 1997
California 22nd Walter Capps (D) Died October 28, 1997 Lois Capps (D) March 17, 1998
Pennsylvania 1st Thomas M. Foglietta (D) Resigned November 11, 1997, to become Ambassador to Italy Bob Brady (D) May 21, 1998
New York 6th Floyd Flake (D) Resigned November 17, 1997, to return full-time to his duties as pastor of Allen A.M.E. Church Gregory Meeks (D) February 5, 1998
California 44th Sonny Bono (R) Died January 5, 1998 Mary Bono (R) April 21, 1998
California 9th Ron Dellums (D) Resigned February 6, 1998 Barbara Lee (D) April 21, 1998
New Mexico 1st Steven Schiff (R) Died March 25, 1998 Heather Wilson (R) June 25, 1998


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.


House of Representatives

Joint committees


Legislative branch agency directors


House of Representatives

See also


  1. ^ Rep. Bill Emerson (R-Missouri's 8th district) died during previous Congress. Jo Ann Emerson (R) was later elected to the seat as an Independent and switched to Republican.
  1. ^ When seated or oath administered, not necessarily when service began.


External links

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