/tiles/non-collection/s/speaker_foley_2005_016_049.xmlCollection of the U.S. House of Representatives About this object
Democrats maintained their congressional majorities after the 1990 elections. Foreign policy dominated the 102nd Congress (1991–1993), which authorized the use of force in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and rapidly passed legislation to support future Gulf War veterans. The Senate ratified the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty which cut U.S. and Soviet long-range missiles and bombers by a third. Congress also approved a ban on underground nuclear tests beginning in 1996.