"The adaptability and cunning of the coyote requires that all possible methods, lethal and nonlethal, be used in a manner that provides protection to big game and domestic livestock during such critical periods as lambing, fawning, and rearing. No one is calling for extinction of that wily adversary." - Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) (above)

99th Congress (1985-1987)

President: Ronald Reagan (R-CA)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 254 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: 53 out of 100

Senate Majority Leader: Sen. Robert Dole (R-KS)



African Famine Relief and Recovery Act of 1985

Supplemental Africa Relief Appropriations

MX Missile Authorization

International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985

Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985

Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987

First Continuing Appropriations Act, 1985

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1986

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1986

Second Continuing Appropriations Act, 1985

Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1986

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986

Third Continuing Appropriations Act, 1985

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986

Nuclear Cooperation Between the United States and China

Fourth Continuing Appropriations Act, 1985

Omnibus Continuing Appropriations Act FY 1985

Food Security Act of 1985

First Supplemental Agriculture Appropriations Act FY 1986

Second Supplemental Agriculture Appropriations Act FY 1986

Private Health Insurance Continuation Coverage under COBRA

Firearm Owners' Protection

Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986

Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986

Military Retirement Reform Act of 1986

Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1986

Daylight Saving Extension Act of 1985

Firearms' Owners Protection Act

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1986

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act


Enactments (cont):

Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization of 1986

First Continuing Appropriations Act, 1986

Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986

Second Continuing Appropriations Act, 1986

Third Continuing Appropriations Act, 1986

Fourth Continuing Appropriations Act, 1986

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986

Tax Reform Act of 1986

Intelligence Authorization, Fiscal 1987

Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal 1987

Age Discrimination in Employment Amendments of 1986

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Department of Defense Authorization, Fiscal 1987

Water Resources Development Act of 1986

Broadcast Coverage of Senate Proceedings

Indiana 8th District Seat

Housing Act of 1986

Textile Import Quotas

Labor-Management Notification and Consultation Act of 1985

Pesticide Control Reauthorization

Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1986

First Budget Resolution, Fiscal 1986

Line-Item Veto

School Prayer

Product Liability Reform Act

Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Aid to Nicaraguan Rebels

Saudi Arms Sale

Budget Resolution, Fiscal 1987