105th Congress (1997-1999)

President: William Jefferson Clinton (D-AR)

House Majority Party: Republican

House Majority Seats: 226 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

 

Vice President: Al Gore (D-TN)

Senate Majority Party: Republican

Senate Majority Seats: 55 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)

Above: Sen. Trent Lott, the Senate Majority Leader

Enactments:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery from Natural Disasters, and for Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts, Including Those in Bosnia

Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1998

First Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1998

Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1998

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998

Second Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Third Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

Fourth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

Fifth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Sixth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1998

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997

District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998

Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1998

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Overturning Line Item Vetos

1998 Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

Enactments (cont):

Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998

Credit Union Membership Access Act

Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1999

First Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Higher Education Amendments of 1998

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1999

Second Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Third Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Fourth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998

Fifth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1999

Sixth Continuing Appropriation Act for FY1999

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999

Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999

Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act of 1998

Digital Millennium Copyright Act 

Iraq Liberation Act

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic Join NATO

Chemical Weapons Treaty

Reprimand of Rep. Newt Gingrich

Release of Starr Report

Impeachment of President Clinton

Financial Services Overhaul

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997

Citizens Access to Justice Act of 1998

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 1998

United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act

Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998

Helping Empower Low-income Parents (HELP) Scholarships Amendments of 1997

Patient Protection Act of 1998

Fiscal 1998 Budget Resolution

Working Families Flexibility Act of 1997

Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997

Fast Track/Cloture

National Tobacco Policy and Youth Smoking Reduction Act

Human Cloning Prohibition Act

Paycheck Protection Act

Balanced-Budget Constitutional Amendment/ Passage