109th Congress Committee Assignments

101st Congress (1989–1991)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 4 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 260 Democrats
  • 175 Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

  • Election Statistics, 1988 [PDF]

Congress Overview

Despite continued divided-party government, the 101st Congress (1989–1991) increased taxes to stem a growing deficit, created the Resolution Trust Corporation to address the failed Savings and Loan bank industry, and passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In late 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall—a symbol of American’s Cold War with the Soviet Union—heralded the collapse of Eastern Europe’s communist regimes. Within a year, Congress weighed whether to take military action against Iraq after it invaded Kuwait.

Historical Highlights

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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 101st Congress [PDF]
  • Official Alphabetical List of Members for the 101st Congress [PDF]
  • Official List of Members by State for the 101st Congress [PDF]
  • Learn more about the House of Representatives with an interactive map

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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
James C. Wright, Jr. (D–Texas) 1
Thomas S. Foley (D–Washington)
Majority Leader:
Richard A. Gephardt (D–Missouri) 2
Thomas S. Foley (D–Washington) 3
Minority Leader:
Robert H. Michel (R–Illinois)
Democratic Whip:
Tony Coelho (D–California) 4
William (Bill) H. Gray, III (D–Pennsylvania) 5
Republican Whip:
Dick Cheney (R–Wyoming) 6
Newt Gingrich (R–Georgia) 7
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Steny H. Hoyer (D–Maryland) 8
William Gray (D–Pennsylvania) 9
Republican Conference Chairman:
Jerry Lewis (R–California)
Clerk of the House:
Donnald K. Anderson
Sergeant at Arms:
Jack Russ
Chaplain of the House:
James D. Ford – Lutheran
Doorkeeper:
James T. Molloy
Postmaster:
Robert V. Rota
Parliamentarian:
William Holmes Brown

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

109th Congress (2005–2007)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 4 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 201 Democrats
  • 233 Republicans
  • 1 Independent

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

The 2004 elections increased the House Republican majority, kept the Senate closely divided, and re-elected President George W. Bush. The 109th Congress (2005–2007) responded to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Congress also reorganized the National Institutes of Health, helped low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS, extended tax reductions, and restructured the United States Postal Service for the first time in a generation.

Historical Highlights

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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
J. Dennis Hastert (R–Illinois)
Majority Leader:
John Boehner (R–Ohio) 1
Roy Blunt (R–Missouri) 2
Tom Delay (R–Texas) 3
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 4
Karen L. Haas 5
Chief Administrative Officer:
James M. Eagen, III
Sergeant at Arms:
Wilson (Bill) Livingood
Chaplain of the House:
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic
Parliamentarian:
John V. Sullivan

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

Discharge Petitions

NumberDatePetition to Discharge
No. 0001May 18, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 267)
No. 0002May 24, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 270)
No. 0003November 16, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 271)
No. 0004December 6, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 460)
No. 0005December 5, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 537)
No. 0006December 6, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 543)
No. 0007December 14, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 568)
No. 0008December 14, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 570)
No. 0009December 16, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 584)
No. 0010December 16, 2005 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 585)
No. 0011February 28, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 614)
No. 0012April 26, 2006 the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Education and the Workforce from the consideration of the bill
(H.R. 4263)
No. 0013May 23, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 814)
No. 0014July 27, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 917)
No. 0015September 20, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 987)
No. 0016September 25, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 998)
No. 0017September 27, 2006 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 1007)
No. 0018September 28, 2006 the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce from the consideration of the bill
(H.R. 1402)

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