74th Congress (1935-1936)

President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D-NY)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 322 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. Joseph W. Byrns (D-TN)



Vice President: John Nance Garner (D-TX)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 70 out of 96

Senate Majority Floor Leader: Sen. Joseph T. Robinson (D-AR)

"We have been told here that we ought to balance the budget. It has become a sort of shibboleth, a sacred slogan in the last few weeks. Although, for 150 years as a nation, we did without a budget and did not know what a budget was, no that we have one we do not know what to do with. We can not balance it and we can not leave it unbalanced." - Senator Alben Barkley (D-KY) (above)


Farmer Loan Act

Soil Conservation

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1935

NLRA (Wagner Act)

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1935

Motor Carrier Act

Supplemental Appropriations Act

Social Security Act

Banking Act 1935

Public Utility Act

Farm Mortgage Moratorium Act

Railroad Retirement Act

Bituminous Coal Conservation Act


Enactments (cont):

Revenue Act 1935

Rivers and Harbors Act

Adjusted Compensation Payment Act

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment

Rural Electrification

Robinson-Patman Act

Flood Control

Revenue Act 1936

Virgin Islands Organic Act

Merchant Marine Act of 1936

Walsh-Healey Government Contracts Act

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act

Neutrality Resolution

Resolution Extension