75th Congress (1937-1938)

President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D-NY)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 334 out of 435

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

Rep. William D. Bankhead (D-AL)



Vice President: John Nance Garner (D-TX)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 78 out of 96

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

Sen. Alben Barkley (D-KY)

"God pity America in the future if we continue to refuse to shoulder the responsibility that is ours, and cowardly, both directly and indirectly, by surreption and every other means, turn over our constitutional prerogatives and surrender not only our rights but also our duties to some individual at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue." - Rep. Dewey Jackson Short (R-MO) (above)


Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1937

Supreme Court Retirement Act

Arms Transportation Revision Act

Bituminous Coal Act

Legislative Appropriations Act of 1937

Work Relief Act

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1937

Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act

National Cancer Act

Bonneville Project

Judicial Procedures Reform Act

Revenue Act 1937

US Housing Act 1937


Enactments (cont):

Wildlife Restoration Act

AAA of 1938

Legislative Appropriations Act of 1938

Naval Expansion Act

Revenue Act 1938

Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1938

Natural Gas Act

Chandler Act

Civil Aeronautics Act

Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

Fair Labor Standards Act

Civil Service Reorganization Act of 1938

Water Pollution Control Act