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77th United States Congress
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Duration: January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943

President of the Senate: John N. Garner (until Jan. 20)
Henry A. Wallace (beginning Jan. 20)
President pro tempore: Pat Harrison
Speaker of the House: Sam Rayburn
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
4 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1941 – January 2, 1942
2nd: January 5, 1942 – December 16, 1942
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Contents

Major events

Major legislation

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Acts of Congress

Joint resolutions

  • December 8, 1941: War between United States and Japan, Sess. 1, ch. 561
  • December 11, 1941: War between United States and Germany, Sess. 1, ch. 564
  • December 11, 1941: War between United States and Italy, Sess. 1, ch. 565
  • June 5, 1942: War between United States and Bulgaria, Sess. 2, ch. 323
  • June 5, 1942: War between United States and Hungary, Sess. 2, ch. 324
  • June 5, 1942: War between United States and Rumania, Sess. 2, ch. 325

Select committees

Officers

Senate

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

Party summary

Senate

Total 96

House of Representatives

Total 435

Members

Senate

Senators are elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election.

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

House of Representatives

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Non-voting members

Employees

Senate

House

References

  1. ^ Senator Bunker was appointed November 27, 1940 to fill the vacancy caused by the November 10, 1940 death of Key Pittman, who had just won re-election. Bunker was also appointed to complete the previous Congress (ending January 3, 1941) and to begin this Congress starting January 3, 1941.
  2. ^ Shott's election was November 3, 1942, but his service began November 18, 1942.

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