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92nd United States Congress

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Senate President  Spiro Agnew (R)
Senate Majority:  Democratic
House Speaker:  Carl Albert (D)
House Majority:  Democratic
92nd United States Congress
Senate Pres. pro tem:  Richard Russell (D) to January 21, 1971 Allen J. Ellender (D) January 22, 1971 – July 27, 1972 James Eastland (D) from July 28, 1972
Members:  100 Senators 435 Representatives

The Ninety-second 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, 1971 to January 3, 1973, during the third and fourth years of Richard Nixon's presidency.

Contents

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the 1960 Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Major events

Passing legislation on revenue-sharing was a key event of the congress. President Richard Nixon had it listed on his list of top policies to cover for the year. Nixon signed the bill into law at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The law gained support from many state and local officials including: San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto whose city received $27 million in revenue-sharing money in the first year. Alito said that many projects that would not have been possible could now be done, "That will effectively enable us to meet those programs which up to now because of very tough budgeting we've had to trench."

Major legislation

  • December 18, 1971: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Pub.L. 92–203, 85 Stat. 688
  • December 23, 1971: National Cancer Act, Pub.L. 92–218, 85 Stat. 778
  • February 7, 1972: Federal Election Campaign Act, Pub.L. 92–225, 86 Stat. 3
  • March 24, 1972: Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Pub.L. 92–261, 86 Stat. 103
  • June 23, 1972: Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, Pub.L. 92–318, 86 Stat. 235
  • October 6, 1972: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub.L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770
  • October 18, 1972: Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, Pub.L. 92–500, 86 Stat. 816
  • October 21, 1972: Marine Mammal Protection Act, Pub.L. 92–522, 86 Stat. 1027
  • October 27, 1972: Consumer Product Safety Act, Pub.L. 92–573, 86 Stat. 1207
  • October 27, 1972: Noise Control Act, Pub.L. 92–574, 86 Stat. 1234
  • October 27, 1972: Coastal Zone Management Act, Pub.L. 92–583, 86 Stat. 1280
  • Approved Constitutional amendments

  • March 23, 1971: Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution (ratified July 1, 1971)
  • March 22, 1972: District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment (unratified; ratification period expired in 1979 or 1982)
  • Party summary

    The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, and includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the Changes in membership section.

    Senate

  • Democratic: 54 (majority)
  • Republican: 44
  • Conservative: 1
  • Independent: 1
  • TOTAL members: 100

    House of Representatives

  • Democratic: 255 (58.6%)(majority)
  • Republican: 180 (41.4%)
  • TOTAL members: 435

    Senate

  • President of the Senate: Spiro Agnew (R)
  • President pro tempore:
  • Richard Russell, Jr. (D), until January 21, 1971
  • Allen J. Ellender (D), January 22, 1971 – July 27, 1972
  • James Eastland (D), from July 28, 1972
  • Permanent Acting President pro tempore: Lee Metcalf (D)
  • Majority (Democratic) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Mike Mansfield
  • Majority Whip: Robert Byrd
  • Caucus Secretary: Frank Moss
  • Minority (Republican) leadership

  • Minority Leader: Hugh Scott
  • Minority Whip: Robert P. Griffin
  • Republican Conference Chairman: Margaret Chase Smith
  • Republican Conference Secretary: Norris Cotton
  • National Senatorial Committee Chair: Peter H. Dominick
  • Policy Committee Chairman: Gordon L. Allott
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker: Carl Albert (D)
  • Majority (Democratic) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Hale Boggs
  • Majority Whip: Tip O'Neill
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: Olin E. Teague
  • Caucus Secretary: Leonor Sullivan
  • Minority (Republican) leadership

  • Minority Leader: Gerald Ford
  • Minority Whip: Leslie C. Arends
  • Conference Chair: John B. Anderson
  • Policy Committee Chairman: John Jacob Rhodes
  • Caucuses

  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • House Democratic Caucus
  • 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. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1976; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1972; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1974.

    House of Representatives

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

    Changes in membership

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

    Senate

  • replacements: 3
  • Democratic: no net change
  • Republican: no net change
  • deaths: 3
  • resignations:
  • Total seats with changes: 3
  • House of Representatives

  • replacements: 10
  • Democratic: no net loss
  • Republican: no net gain
  • deaths: 8
  • resignations: 6
  • Total seats with changes: 16
  • Committees

    Lists of committees and their party leaders.

    Senate

  • Aeronautical and Space Sciences ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Agriculture and Forestry ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Appropriations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Commerce ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • District of Columbia ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Equal Educational Opportunity (Select) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Finance ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Foreign Relations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Government Operations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Interior and Insular Affairs ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Judiciary ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Labor and Public Welfare ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Nutrition and Human Needs (Select) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Public Works ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Secret and Confidential Government Documents (Special) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Small Business (Select) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Standards and Conduct (Select) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Subcommittee on Internal Security ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Whole
  • House of Representatives

  • Agriculture ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Appropriations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Banking and Currency ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • District of Columbia ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Education and Labor ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Foreign Affairs ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Government Operations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • House Administration ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Interior and Insular Affairs ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Internal Security ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Merchant Marine and Fisheries ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Post Office and Civil Service ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Rules ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Science and Astronautics ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Small Business (Select) ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Standards of Official Conduct ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Transportation and Infrastructure ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Veterans' Affairs ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Ways and Means ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Whole
  • Joint committees

  • Atomic Energy ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Congressional Operations ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Defense Production ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Economic ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • The Library ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Printing ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Taxation ([[]], Chair; [[]], Ranking Member)
  • Legislative branch agency directors

  • Architect of the Capitol: George M. White, appointed January 27, 1971
  • Attending Physician of the United States Congress: Rufus Pearson
  • Comptroller General of the United States: Elmer B. Staats
  • Librarian of Congress: Lawrence Quincy Mumford
  • Public Printer of the United States: Adolphus N. Spence (until 1972)
  • Senate

  • Chaplain: Edward L.R. Elson (Presbyterian), elected January 9, 1969
  • Secretary: Francis R. Valeo
  • Democratic Party Secretary: J. Stanley Kimmitt
  • Republican Party Secretary: J. Mark Trice
  • Sergeant at Arms:
  • Robert G. Dunphy of Rhode Island, until June 30, 1972 (resigned)
  • William H. Wannall of Maryland, elected July 1, 1972
  • House of Representatives

  • Clerk: W. Pat Jennings
  • Sergeant at Arms:
  • Zeake W. Johnson of Tennessee, January 21, 1971 – September 30, 1972 (resigned)
  • Kenneth R. Harding of New York, October 1, 1972 – September 30, 1972 (resigned)
  • Doorkeeper: William M. Miller
  • Postmaster: H. H. Morris, January 21, 1971 – June 30, 1972 (resigned)
  • Robert V. Rota, from July 1, 1972
  • Parliamentarian: Lewis Deschler
  • Chaplain: Edward G. Latch (Methodist), elected January 10, 1967
  • References

    92nd United States Congress Wikipedia


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