89th Congress (1965-1967)

President: Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 295 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. John W. McCormack (D-MA)

 

Vice President: Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 68 out of 100

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

Above: Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-AR), the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Enactments:

Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965

Elementary and secondary education act of 1965

Excise Tax Reduction Act of 1965

Older Americans Act of 1965

Drug Abuse Control Amendments of 1965

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1965

Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act

Social Security Amendments of 1965 (Medicare and Medicaid)

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965

Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965

Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Water Quality Act of 1965

Immigration and Nationality Act

Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke Amendments

Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act

Highway Beautification Act of 1965

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1965

Food and Agriculture Act of 1965

 

Enactments (cont):

Higher Education Act of 1965

Cold War Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act

Uniform Time Act of 1966

Freedom of Information Act

National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966

Highway Safety Act of 1966

Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1966

Child Nutrition Act

National Historic Preservation Act

Endangered Species Preservation Act

Department of Transportation Act

Air Pollution Control Amendments

Comprehensive Health Planning and Public Health Services Amendments of 1966

Clean Water Restoration Act of 1966

Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation

Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1966

Twenty-Fifth Amendment