87th Congress (1961-1963)

President: John F. Kennedy (D-MA)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 264 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. Sam Rayburn (D-TX)


Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 64 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-MT)

Above: Vice President Lyndon Johnson (D-TX)


Area Redevelopment Act

Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments

Social Security Amendments

Housing Act of 1961

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1961

Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act of 1961

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1961

Initial Apollo Mission Funding

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

Crimes in the Sky Act

Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act

Peace Corps Act

Arms Control and Disarmament Act

Community Health Services and Facilities Act of 1961

Manpower Development and Training Act


Enactments (cont):

Tariff Classification Act

Public Welfare Amendments

Foreign Assistance Act of 1962

Depository Library Act of 1962

Communications Satellite Act

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1962

Food and Drug Amendments

Self-Employed Individuals Tax Retirement Act

Trade Expansion Act of 1962

Revenue Act of 1962

Bribery, Graft, and Conflicts of Interest Act of 1962

Vaccination Assistance Act of 1962

Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act (Alliance for Progress Part)

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1962

Twenty-Fourth Amendment