108th United States Congress

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108th United States Congress
107th  
  109th
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January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Senate President Dick Cheney (R)
Senate President pro tem Ted Stevens (R)
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R)
Members100 senators
435 members of the House
5 non-voting delegates
Senate Majority Republican
House Majority Republican
Sessions
1st: January 7, 2003 – December 8, 2003
2nd: January 20, 2004 – December 9, 2004

The One Hundred Eighth 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 from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2005, during the third and fourth years of George W. Bush's presidency.

Contents

House members were elected in the 2002 general election on November 5, 2002. Senators were elected in three classes in the 1998 general election on November 3, 1998, 2000 general election on November 7, 2000, or 2002 general election on November 5, 2002. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-second Census of the United States in 2000. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

Major events

Major legislation

Enacted

Proposed, but not enacted

Party summary

Senate

Party standings in the 108th Congress
48 Democratic Senators
1 Independent Senator, caucusing with Democrats
51 Republican Senators 108senate.svg
Party standings in the 108th Congress
  48 Democratic Senators
  1 Independent Senator, caucusing with Democrats
  51 Republican Senators
U.S. Senate in the Senate Chamber (2003) US Senate Session Chamber.jpg
U.S. Senate in the Senate Chamber (2003)

The party summary for the Senate remained the same during the entire 108th Congress.

Party
(shading shows control)
TotalVacant
Democratic
(D)
Independent
(I)
Republican
(R)
Other
End of previous congress 48 1 50 11000
Begin 48 1 51 0 100 0
End
Final voting share48.0% 1.0% 51.0% 0.0%
Beginning of next congress 44 1 55 01000

House of Representatives

Due to resignations and special elections, Republicans lost a net of two seats to the Democrats. All seats were filled though special elections. (See Changes in membership, below.)

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic
(D)
Independent
(I)
Republican
(R)
Vacant
End of previous Congress 20912234332
Begin20412294341
May 31, 20032284341
June 5, 20032052294350
December 9, 20032284341
January 20, 20042274332
February 17, 20042284341
June 1, 20042072284350
June 9, 20042064341
July 20, 20042294350
August 31, 20042052284341
September 23, 20042042274323
Final voting share48.0%52.0%
Non-voting members 40150
Beginning of next Congress 20112324341

Leadership

Senate

Senate President
Senate President pro Tempore

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Members

Senate

The Senators are preceded by the class, In this Congress, Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 2004; Class 1 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 2006; and Class 2 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 2008.

House of Representatives

The Members of the House of Representatives are preceded by the district number.

Changes in membership

Members who came and left during this Congress.

Senate

No changes occurred.

House of Representatives

DistrictVacatorReason for changeSuccessorDate of successor's
formal installation [lower-alpha 1]


Hawaii 2nd Vacant Patsy Mink had been elected to this seat posthumously. Ed Case had already won Mink's seat in the 107th Congress. Ed Case (D)January 4, 2003
Texas 19th Larry Combest (R)Resigned May 31, 2003 for personal reasons. A special election was held June 3, 2003. Randy Neugebauer (R)June 5, 2003
Texas 4th Ralph Hall (D)Changed political parties Ralph Hall (R)January 5, 2004
Kentucky 6th Ernie Fletcher (R)Resigned December 9, 2003 to become Governor of Kentucky. A special election was held February 17, 2004 Ben Chandler (D)February 17, 2004
South Dakota At-large Bill Janklow (R)Resigned January 20, 2004 because of a December 2003 felony conviction in relation to a traffic accident. A special election was held June 1, 2004. Stephanie Herseth (D)June 1, 2004
North Carolina 1st Frank Ballance (D)Resigned June 9, 2004 as a result of health problems. A special election was held July 20, 2004 G. K. Butterfield (D)July 20, 2004
Louisiana 5th Rodney Alexander (D)Switched parties August 9, 2004 Rodney Alexander (R)August 9, 2004
Nebraska 1st Doug Bereuter (R)Resigned August 31, 2004 to head the Asia Foundation.Remained vacant until the next Congress.
Florida 14th Porter Goss (R)Resigned September 23, 2004 to head the CIA.
California 5th Robert Matsui (D)Died January 1, 2005

Committees

Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (1 link), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.

Senate

House of Representatives

Joint committees

Caucuses

Employees and legislative agency directors

Legislative branch agency directors

Senate

House of Representatives

See also

Notes

  1. This is the date the member was seated or an oath administered, not necessarily the same date her/his service began.

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