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108th Congress (2003–2005)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 4 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Comissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 205 Democrats
  • 229 Republicans
  • 1 Independent

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

Republicans held slim majorities in the House and Senate after the 2002 midterm election. The 108th Congress (2003–2005) rebuilt the country’s intelligence community with the intention of centralizing its operations, and in March 2003 approved military action against Iraq. At home, Congress approved a series of tax reductions.

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 108th Congress [PDF]
  • Official Alphabetical List of Members for the 108th Congress [PDF]
  • Official List of Members by State for the 108th Congress [PDF]
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Committee Information

Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
J. Dennis Hastert (R–Illinois)
Majority Leader:
Tom DeLay (R–Texas)
Minority Leader:
Nancy Pelosi (D–California)
Democratic Whip:
Steny Hoyer (D–Maryland)
Republican Whip:
Roy Blunt (R–Missouri)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Bob Menendez (D–New Jersey)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Deborah Pryce (R–Ohio)
Clerk of the House:
Jeff Trandahl
Chief Administrative Officer:
James M. Eagen, III
Sergeant at Arms:
Wilson (Bill) Livingood
Chaplain of the House:
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic
Parliamentarian:
Charles W. Johnson
John V. Sullivan 1

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:
108th Congress, (2003)
108th Congress, (2004)
Congressional Record (Congress.gov):
Congressional Record for 108th Congress
Committee Reports (Congress.gov):
Committee Reports for the 108th Congress
Reports to be Made to Congress (GPO):
108th Congress, 1st Session (House Document No. 108-14) [PDF]
Legislation of the 108th Congress (Congress.gov):
Bill Summary & Status for the 108th Congress
Résumés of Congressional Activity:
Résumés of Congressional Activity for the 108th Congress [PDF]
Public Laws (Congress.gov):
Public Laws 108th Congress
House and Senate Days-In-Session Calendars (Congress.gov):
Days-in-Session Calendars for the 108th Congress

Discharge Petitions

Number Date Petition to Discharge
No. 0001 April 2, 2003 the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from the consideration of the bill (S. 121)
No. 0002 June 12, 2003 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 251)
No. 0003 June 25, 2003 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 275)
No. 0004 October 29, 2003 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 398)
No. 0005 March 9, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 534)
No. 0006 March 10, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 523)
No. 0007 April 20, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 572)
No. 0008 April 27, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 584)
No. 0009 July 13, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 696)
No. 0010 July 19, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 708)
No. 0011 September 21, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 748)
No. 0012 September 28, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 769)
No. 0013 September 30, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 773)
No. 0014 October 5, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 788)
No. 0015 October 5, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 790)
No. 0016 October 6, 2004 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 800)

Footnotes

1Appointed due to Johnson's retirement. See, Congressional Record, 108th Cong., 2nd sess., (May 20, 2004): 3394.