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106th Congress (1999–2001)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 4 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Comissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 211 Democrats
  • 223 Republicans
  • 1 Independent

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

Republicans retained their majorities in both chambers though their margin in the House eroded after the 1998 elections. J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois succeeded Georgia’s Newt Gingrich as Speaker in the 106th Congress (1999–2001). The Senate quickly tried and acquitted President Bill Clinton of the House articles of impeachment. Congress overhauled financial services regulation and passed necessary appropriation bills during a lame-duck session.

Member Information

  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, (1774–2005), Official Annotated Membership Roster by State with Vacancy and Special Election Information for the 106th Congress [PDF]
  • Official Alphabetical List of Members for the 106th Congress [PDF]
  • Official List of Members by State for the 106th Congress [PDF]
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Committee Information

Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
J. Dennis Hastert (R–Illinois)
Majority Leader:
Richard K. Armey (R–Texas)
Minority Leader:
Richard A. Gephardt (D–Missouri)
Democratic Whip:
David E. Bonior (D–Michigan)
Republican Whip:
Tom DeLay (R–Texas)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Martin Frost (D–Texas)
Republican Conference Chairman:
J. C. Watts Jr. (R–Oklahoma)
Clerk of the House:
Jeff Trandahl
Sergeant at Arms:
Wilson (Bill) Livingood
Chaplain of the House:
James D. Ford – Lutheran 1
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic
Chief Administrative Officer:
James M. Eagen, III
Parliamentarian:
Charles W. Johnson

To view complete lists of individuals who have served in these leadership and official positions since the 1st Congress, visit the People section

Legislative Activities

Roll Call Votes:
106th Congress, 1st Session (1999)
106th Congress, 2nd Session (2000)
Congressional Record (Congress.gov):
Congressional Record for 106th Congress
Committee Reports (Congress.gov):
Committee Reports for the 106th Congress
Reports to be Made to Congress (GPO):
106th Congress, 2nd Session (House Document No. 106-319) [PDF]
Legislation of the 106th Congress (Congress.gov):
Bill Summary & Status for the 106th Congress
Résumés of Congressional Activity:
Résumés of Congressional Activity for the 106th Congress [PDF]
Public Laws (Congress.gov):
Public Laws 106th Congress
House and Senate Days-In-Session Calendars (Congress.gov):
Days-in-Session Calendars for the 106th Congress

Discharge Petitions

Number Date Petition to Discharge
No. 0001 April 14, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 122) entitled, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill
(H.R. 417)
No. 0002 April 20, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 126)
No. 0003 June 23, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 197)
No. 0004 July 15, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 192)
No. 0005 August 4, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 240)
No. 0006 October 5, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 301)
No. 0007 February 16, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 371)
No. 0008 February 16, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 372)
No. 0009 May 11, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 478)
No. 0010 June 14, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 508)
No. 0011 June 21, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 520)

Footnotes

1Reverend James D. Ford resigned as Chaplain on March 23, 2000, and was succeeded by Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin. Coughlin was appointed "to act as and to exercise temporarily the duties of Chaplain of the House of Representatives" on March 23, 2000 (Congressional Record, 106th Cong., 2nd sess.: H3481).