98th Congress (1983-1985)

President: Ronald Reagan (R-CA)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 269 out of 435

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

 

Vice President: George H.W. Bush (R-TX)

Senate Majority Party: Republican

Senate Majority Seats: 55 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. (R-TN)

"We have two classes of senators here. Those who are not rich, those who do not have a rich father who left them a few million dollars in a trust fund, or stock, or a rich wife--some of us married for love." - Sen. Jake Garn (R-UT) (above)

Enactments:

Emergency Jobs Act of 1983

Social Security Amendments of 1983

Department of Housing and Urban Development Ap

Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act, 1984

Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984

Supplemental Appropriations, Fiscal 1983

Interest Withholding Requirement Repeal

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1984

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984

Further Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1984, Part 1

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1984

Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution

District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1984

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations, Fiscal 1084

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Interior Appropriations, Fiscal 1984

Further Continuing Appropriations for FY 1984, Part 2

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984

Dairy Production Stabilization

Supplemental Appropriations, Fiscal 1984

Department of Defense Appropriation Act

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1984

Highway Trust Fund Appropriations Release

Shipping Act of 1984

Department of Health and Human Services Supplemental Appropriations Act FY 1984

Agricultural Programs Adjustment Act

District of Columbia Appropriations Increase

Supplemental FY84 Appropriations

Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984

Energy and Water Development Supplemental Appropriations Act FY 1985

Initial Funding for Manned Space Station

Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 Amendments

Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1985

Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1985

Equal Access Act

Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984

Second Supplemental Appropriations Act

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

 

Enactments (cont):

Reclamation Dam Safety

Commerce-State-Justice appropriations bill for FY 1985

Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984

Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985

Further Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985, Part 1

Further Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985, Part 2

Child Abuse Amendments of 1984

Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984

Further Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985, Part 3

Omnibus Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985

Comprehensive Smoking Education Act

National Organ Transplant Act

Education Amendments of 1984

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985

Veterans' Health Care Act of 1984

Veterans' Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act

Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act

Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984

Cigarette Safety Act of 1984

Omnibus Tariff and Trade Act of 1984

Small Business and Federal Procurement Competition Enhancement Act Amendments

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1985

Semiconductor Chip Protection

Coal Pipeline Act

Prohibition on Covert Action in Nicaragua

Universal Telephone Service

Export Administration Act

Foreign Assistance Authorization 

Superfund Expansion

Equal Rights Amendment

Nuclear Freeze

First Budget Resolution, FY 1984

First Budget Resolution, FY 1985

Immigration Reform and Control Act

Human Life Federalism Amendment

Constitutional Amendment on School Prayer