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96th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981

President of the Senate: Walter Mondale
President pro tempore: Warren Magnuson (except December 5, 1980)
Milton Young (December 5, 1980)
Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neil
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 15, 1979 – January 3, 1980
2nd: January 3, 1980 – December 16, 1980
<95th 97th>

The Ninety-sixth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1981, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the 1970 Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events

Major legislation

House seats by party holding plurality in state
     80.1–100% Republican      80.1–100% Democratic
     60.1–80% Republican      60.1–80% Democratic
     50.1–60% Republican      50.1–60% Democratic
     striped: 50–50 split

Party summary

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Senate

Total members: 100

House of Representatives

Total members: 435

Leadership

Senate

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

Members

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.

Senate

Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

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

The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

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

Changes in Membership

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.

Senate
  • replacements: 4
  • deaths:
  • resignations: 4
  • vacancy:
  • Total seats with changes: 4
House of Representatives
  • replacements: 5
  • deaths: 1
  • resignations: 4
  • contested election:
  • Total seats with changes: 5

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.  
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.  

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