57th Congress (1901-1903)

Important Enactments:


Census Bureau Creation

War Tax Repeal

Chinese Exclusion Continued

Oleomargarine Act

Newlands Reclamation Act

Spooner Act (Isthmus Canal)

Public Health Reorganization

Philippines Civil Government

Navy Appropriations of 1902

Militia Efficiency

Bankruptcy Amendments

Expedition Act

Create Departments of Commerce and Labor

Army Staff Corp Reorganization

Elkins Anti-Rebate (ICC)

Immigration Regulation (Anarchists)

Above: Rep. Francis Newlands (D-NV), author of the Newlands Reclamation Act.

57th Congress (1901-1903)

President: Theodore Roosevelt (R-NY)

House Majority Party: Republican

House Majority Seats: 200 out of 357

House Speaker: Rep. David B. Henderson (R-IA)



Vice President: (none)

Senate Majority Party: Republican 

Senate Majority Seats: 56 out of 90

Senate Majority Leader: (none)