100th Congress (1987-1989)

President: Ronald Reagan (R-CA)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 258 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. James Wright (D-TX)


Vice President: George H.W. Bush (R-TX)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat

Senate Majority Seats: 55 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)

"God forbid that anyone will ever tell me that the city of Washington is my home; it is not.  I detest it.  I really do.  I cannot think of another place to have a nation’s capital in the world that is a worse place to live.  The air compared to my state is abominable.  We shorten our life spans by coming to this town." - Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) (above)


Water Quality Act of 1987

Surface Transportation Act of 1987

Farm Disaster Assistance

New GI Bill Continuation Act

Fiscal 1987 Supplemental Appropriations

Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act

Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act

First Continuing Appropriation Act FY 1988

Second Continuing Appropriation Act FY 1988

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989

Independent-Counsel Law

Third Continuing Appropriation Act FY 1988

Fourth Continuing Appropriation Act FY 1988

Continuing Appropriations Act of 1988

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987

Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989

Airport and Airway Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987

The Housing and Community Development Act of 1987

Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987

Contra Aid Passage

Emergency Veteran's Home Loan Supplemental Appropriation

Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988

Administration of Justice Improvement Act of 1988

Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1989

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Restitution Act

Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1988

Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989

Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988

Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988

Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988


Enactments (cont):

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989

Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1989

Department of Interior and Related Appropriations Act, 1989

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1989

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1988

National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989

Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1989

District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1989

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1989

Family Support Act of 1988

Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988

Department of Veterans Affairs Act

Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988

Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988

Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988

Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988 

Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988

Veterans' Judicial Review Act

Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

Intermediate-Range Missiles Treaty

Fiscal 1988 Budget Resolution

Fiscal 1989 Budget Resolution/Adoption

Senatorial Election Campaign Act of 1987

Minimum Wage Restoration Act of 1988

Intelligence Oversight/Passage

Death Penalty for Drug-Related Killings

War Powers Compliance Act