108th United States Congress

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The One Hundred Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2005, during the last two years of the first administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-second Census of the United States in 2000. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

[edit] Dates of sessions

January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2005

Previous congress: 107th Congress
Next congress: 109th Congress

[edit] Major events

Main article: Events of 2003; Events of 2004

[edit] Major legislation

Main article: List of United States federal legislation

[edit] Party summary

[edit] Senate

Affiliation Members
Republican Party 51
Democratic Party 48
  Independent 1
Total 100

[edit] House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
Beginning End
Republican Party 229 227
Democratic Party 205 207
Independent 1 1
Total 435 435

[edit] Officers

[edit] Senate

Office Office-holder State Party
President of the Senate Dick Cheney Wyoming Republican
President pro tempore Ted Stevens Alaska Republican
Majority Leader Bill Frist Tennessee Republican
Minority Leader Tom Daschle South Dakota Democratic
Majority Whip Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republican
Minority Whip Harry Reid Nevada Democratic

[edit] House of Representatives

Office Office-holder District Party
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert Illinois 14 Republican
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Texas 22 Republican
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi California 8 Democratic
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt Missouri 7 Republican
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer Maryland 5 Democratic

[edit] Members

[edit] Senate

Senators' party membership by state.
Senators' party membership by state.
Senator Party State Hometown Class First took
office
Richard Shelby Republican Alabama Tuscaloosa 3 1987
Jeff Sessions Republican Mobile 2 1997
Ted Stevens Republican Alaska Girdwood 2 1969
Lisa Murkowski Republican Anchorage 3 2002
John McCain Republican Arizona Phoenix 3 1987
Jon Kyl Republican Phoenix 1 1995
Blanche Lincoln Democrat Arkansas Helena 3 1999
Mark Pryor Democrat Fayetteville 2 2003
Dianne Feinstein Democrat California San Francisco 1 1992
Barbara Boxer Democrat Greenbrae 3 1993
Ben Nighthorse Campbell Republican Colorado Ignacio 3 1993
Wayne Allard Republican Loveland 2 1997
Christopher Dodd Democrat Connecticut East Haddam 3 1981
Joseph Lieberman Democrat New Haven 1 1989
Joe Biden Democrat Delaware Wilmington 2 1973
Thomas Carper Democrat Wilmington 1 2001
Bob Graham Democrat Florida Miami Lakes 3 1987
Bill Nelson Democrat Orlando 1 2001
Zell Miller Democrat Georgia Young Harris 3 2000
Saxby Chambliss Republican Moultrie 2 2003
Daniel Inouye Democrat Hawaii Honolulu 3 1963
Daniel Akaka Democrat Honolulu 1 1991
Larry Craig Republican Idaho Eagle 2 1991
Mike Crapo Republican Idaho Falls 3 1999
Richard Durbin Democrat Illinois Springfield 2 1997
Peter Fitzgerald Republican Inverness 3 1999
Richard Lugar Republican Indiana Indianapolis 1 1977
Evan Bayh Democrat Indianapolis 3 1999
Chuck Grassley Republican Iowa New Hartford 3 1981
Tom Harkin Democrat Cumming 2 1985
Sam Brownback Republican Kansas Topeka 3 1996
Pat Roberts Republican Dodge City 2 1997
Mitch McConnell Republican Kentucky Louisville 2 1985
Jim Bunning Republican Southgate 3 1999
John Breaux Democrat Louisiana Crowley 3 1987
Mary Landrieu Democrat New Orleans 2 1997
Olympia Snowe Republican Maine Auburn 1 1995
Susan Collins Republican Bangor 2 1997
Paul Sarbanes Democrat Maryland Baltimore 1 1977
Barbara Mikulski Democrat Baltimore 3 1987
Edward Kennedy Democrat Massachusetts Hyannis Port 1 1962
John Kerry Democrat Boston 2 1985
Carl Levin Democrat Michigan Detroit 2 1979
Debbie Stabenow Democrat Lansing 1 2001
Mark Dayton Democrat Minnesota Minneapolis 1 2001
Norm Coleman Republican Saint Paul 2 2003
Thad Cochran Republican Mississippi Jackson 2 1979
Trent Lott Republican Pascagoula 1 1989
Kit Bond Republican Missouri Mexico 3 1987
James Talent Republican Chesterfield 1 2002
Max Baucus Democrat Montana Helena 2 1979
Conrad Burns Republican Billings 1 1989
Chuck Hagel Republican Nebraska Omaha 2 1997
Ben Nelson Democrat Omaha 1 2001
Harry Reid Democrat Nevada Searchlight 3 1987
John Ensign Republican Las Vegas 1 2001
Judd Gregg Republican New Hampshire Rye 3 1993
John E. Sununu Republican Waterville Valley 2 2003
Jon Corzine Democrat New Jersey Hoboken 1 2001
Frank Lautenberg Democrat Cliffside Park 2 2003
Pete Domenici Republican New Mexico Albuquerque 2 1973
Jeff Bingaman Democrat Santa Fe 1 1983
Charles Schumer Democrat New York Brooklyn 3 1999
Hillary Clinton Democrat Chappaqua 1 2001
John Edwards Democrat North Carolina Raleigh 3 1999
Elizabeth Dole Republican Salisbury 2 2003
Kent Conrad Democrat North Dakota Bismarck 1 1987
Byron Dorgan Democrat Bismarck 3 1993
Mike DeWine Republican Ohio Cedarville 1 1995
George Voinovich Republican Cleveland 3 1999
Don Nickles Republican Oklahoma Ponca City 3 1981
James Inhofe Republican Tulsa 2 1995
Ron Wyden Democrat Oregon Portland 3 1997
Gordon Smith Republican Pendleton 2 1997
Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvania Philadelphia 3 1981
Rick Santorum Republican Penn Hills 1 1995
Jack Reed Democrat Rhode Island Cranston 2 1997
Lincoln Chafee Republican Warwick 1 1999
Ernest Hollings Democrat South Carolina Charleston 3 1966
Lindsey Graham Republican Seneca 2 2003
Tom Daschle Democrat South Dakota Aberdeen 3 1987
Tim Johnson Democrat Vermillion 2 1997
Bill Frist Republican Tennessee Nashville 1 1995
Lamar Alexander Republican Maryville 2 2003
Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican Texas Dallas 1 1993
John Cornyn Republican San Antonio 2 2003
Orrin Hatch Republican Utah Salt Lake City 1 1977
Robert Bennett Republican Salt Lake City 3 1993
Patrick Leahy Democrat Vermont Middlesex 3 1975
James Jeffords Independent Shrewsbury 1 1989
John Warner Republican Virginia Alexandria 2 1979
George Allen Republican Mount Vernon 1 2001
Patty Murray Democrat Washington Seattle 3 1993
Maria Cantwell Democrat Edmonds 1 2001
Robert Byrd Democrat West Virginia Sophia 1 1959
Jay Rockefeller Democrat Charleston 2 1985
Herbert Kohl Democrat Wisconsin Milwaukee 1 1989
Russ Feingold Democrat Middleton 3 1993
Craig Thomas Republican Wyoming Casper 1 1995
Michael Enzi Republican Gillette 2 1997

† Previously served 1983–2001.

[edit] House of Representatives

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
American Samoa - District of Columbia - Guam - Puerto Rico - Virgin Islands

For maps of congressional districts, see List of United States Congressional districts.

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

Bill Janklow (R) of Brandon, resigned January 20, 2004

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


American Samoa

District of Columbia

Guam

Puerto Rico

Virgin Islands

[edit] Changes in Membership

[edit] Senate

No vacancies occurred.

[edit] House of Representatives

Representative District Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Election of Successor
Larry Combest Texas-19 Resigned for personal reasons on May 31, 2003. Randy Neugebauer June 5, 2003[1]
Ernie Fletcher Kentucky-6 Resigned to become Governor of Kentucky on December 9, 2003. Ben Chandler February 17, 2004
Bill Janklow South Dakota-At Large Resigned on January 20, 2004 as a result of a December 2003 felony conviction in relation to a traffic accident. Stephanie Herseth June 1, 2004
Frank Ballance North Carolina-1 Resigned as a result of health problems on June 9, 2004. G. K. Butterfield July 20, 2004
Doug Bereuter Nebraska-1 Resigned to head the Asia Foundation on August 31, 2004. Jeff Fortenberry November 2, 2004
Porter Goss Florida-14 Resigned to head the CIA on September 23, 2004. Connie Mack IV November 2, 2004

[edit] Employees


[edit] Senate

[edit] House of Representatives

[edit] Note

  1. ^ On June 3, 2003, there was a runoff election which Neugebauer won over Republican candidate Mike Conaway. Both men had advanced to the runoff in an election held on May 3, 2003.

[edit] External links

  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress [2]
  • "Thomas" Project [3]
  • U.S. House of Representatives: Congressional History [4]
  • U.S. Senate: Statistics and Lists [5]

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