111th Congress House Committee Assignments 114th

106th Congress (1999–2001)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 4 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 211 Democrats
  • 223 Republicans
  • 1 Independent

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

Republicans retained their majorities in both chambers though their margin in the House eroded after the 1998 elections. J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois succeeded Georgia’s Newt Gingrich as Speaker in the 106th Congress (1999–2001). The Senate quickly tried and acquitted President Bill Clinton of the House articles of impeachment. Congress overhauled financial services regulation and passed necessary appropriation bills during a lame-duck session.

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 106th Congress [PDF]
  • Official Alphabetical List of Members for the 106th Congress [PDF]
  • Official List of Members by State for the 106th Congress [PDF]
  • Learn more about the House of Representatives with an interactive map

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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
J. Dennis Hastert (R–Illinois)
Majority Leader:
Richard K. Armey (R–Texas)
Minority Leader:
Richard A. Gephardt (D–Missouri)
Democratic Whip:
David E. Bonior (D–Michigan)
Republican Whip:
Tom DeLay (R–Texas)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Martin Frost (D–Texas)
Republican Conference Chairman:
J. C. Watts Jr. (R–Oklahoma)
Clerk of the House:
Jeff Trandahl
Sergeant at Arms:
Wilson (Bill) Livingood
Chaplain of the House:
James D. Ford – Lutheran 1
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic
Chief Administrative Officer:
James M. Eagen, III
Parliamentarian:
Charles W. Johnson

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. 0001 April 14, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 122) entitled, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill
(H.R. 417)
No. 0002 April 20, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 126)
No. 0003 June 23, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 197)
No. 0004July 15, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 192)
No. 0005 August 4, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 240)
No. 0006 October 5, 1999 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 301)
No. 0007 February 16, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 371)
No. 0008February 16, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 372)
No. 0009 May 11, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 478)
No. 0010 June 14, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 508)
No. 0011 June 21, 2000 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution
(H. Res. 520)

111th Congress (2009–2011)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 5 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 257 Democrats
  • 178 Republicans
  • 0 Independent

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

Democrats controlled the 111th Congress (2009–2011) with majorities in both houses of Congress alongside the country’s first African-American president, Democrat Barack Obama. Congress addressed the financial meltdown and subsequent global recession by clearing a stimulus package followed by comprehensive financial regulation. After months of negotiations, Democratic leadership passed a healthcare reform bill in a close vote that split down party lines. In its last weeks, after Republicans won the House during the 2010 election, the 111th Congress renewed expiring tax cuts and repealed policies that prevented gays and lesbians from openly serving in the armed forces. A number of issues remained unaddressed, however, including deficit reduction, energy and the environment, campaign-finance reform, and regular appropriations.

Historical Highlights

Learn more about the House in Historical Highlights.

Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
Nancy Pelosi (D–California)
Majority Leader:
Steny Hoyer (D–Maryland)
Minority Leader:
John Boehner (R–Ohio)
Democratic Whip:
James Clyburn (D–South Carolina)
Republican Whip:
Eric Cantor (R–Virginia)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
John Larson (D–Connecticut)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Mike Pence (R–Indiana)
Clerk of the House:
Lorraine C. Miller
Chief Administrative Officer:
Daniel P. Beard
Daniel J. Strodel 1
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. 0001March 23, 2009 the Committee on House Administration, and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from consideration of the bill (H.R. 581)
No. 0002March 31, 2009 the Committee on Ways and Means from consideration of the bill (H.R. 735)
No. 0003May 7, 2009 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 359)
No. 0004July 15, 2009 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H.Res.460)
No. 0005July 23, 2009 the Committee on Energy and Commerce from the consideration of the bill (H.Res.391)
No. 0006September 23, 2009 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H.Res.554)
No. 0007November 18, 2009 the Committee on Armed Services from the consideration of the bill (H.R.2294)
No. 0008December 2, 2009 the Committee on Natural Resources from the consideration of the bill (H.R.3105)
No. 0009January 13, 2010 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H.Res.847)
No. 0010March 15, 2010 the Committee on Armed Services from the consideration of the bill (H.R.775)
No. 0011June 16, 2010 the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, and Appropriations from the consideration of the bill (H.R.4972)
No. 0012August 10, 2010 the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, and Rules from the consideration of the bill
(H.R.5424)
No. 0013September, 15, 2010 the Committee on Ways and Means from the consideration of the bill
(H.R.5141)

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