95th Congress (1977-1979)

President: Jimmy Carter (D-GA)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 292 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill (D-MA)

 

Vice President: Walter Mondale (D-MN)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 61 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)

"Old Thomas Jefferson said as a between a free press and a free government he would choose the former. I never could understand it, but as I serve longer in public office, I do." - Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D-SC) (above)

Enactments:

Tax Reduction and Simplification Act of 1977

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

Department of Energy Established

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977

Food and Agriculture Act of 1977

Community Reinvestment Act of 1977

Fair Labor Standards Amendments

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977

Social Security Financing Amendments

Clean Water Act of 1977

International Emergency Economic Powers Act

Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978

Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments of 1978

International Banking Act of 1978

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1978

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1978

Inspector General Act of 1978

 

Enactments (cont):

Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

Federal District and Circuit Judges Act of 1978

Airline Deregulation Act of 1978

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Ethics in Government Act of 1978

Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978

Pregnancy, Sex Discrimination, Prohibition Act of 1978

Delegate to the House of Representatives from American Samoa

Presidential Record Act of 1978

Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978

Revenue Act of 1978

Energy Tax Act of 1978

National Energy Conservation Policy Act

Power Plant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978

National Gas Policy Act of 1978

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Giving DC Full Voting in Congress