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The Ninety-seventh 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, DCmarker from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1983, during the final weeks of Jimmy Carter's presidency and the first two years of Ronald Reagan's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Nineteenth Census of the United States in 1970. The House of Representatives) had a Democratic majority. The Republicans gained control of the Senate, the first time that Republicans gained control of any chamber of Congress since 1953.

Major events



Major legislation



Constitutional amendments



Special or select committees



Party summary

Senate

Affiliation Members

Republican Party 53

Democratic Party 46

Independent 1
Total 100


House of Representatives

Affiliation Members Voting
share


Democratic Party 244 56.1%

Republican Party 191 43.9%
Total 435


Senate



Majority (Republican) leadership



Minority (Democratic) leadership



House of Representatives



Majority (Democratic) leadership



Minority (Republican) leadership



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.

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

* Nicholas F. Brady (R)
* Frank Lautenberg (D)


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



House of Representatives

[[Image:97 us house membership.png|right|thumbnail|320px| {|- style="background-color:transparent"Members of the House of Representatives elected statewide are listed by their districts.

Alabama



Alaska



Arizona



Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut

* Barbara B. Kennelly (D)


Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Hawaii



Idaho



Illinois



Indiana

* Katie B. Hall (D), installed November 2, 1982 - End


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

* Mike Oxley (R)
* Jean Spencer Ashbrook (R), June 29, 1982 - End


Oklahoma



Oregon



Pennsylvania

* Joseph F. Smith (D)
:Switched affliation to Republican October 14, 1981


Rhode Island



South Carolina



South Dakota



Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont



Virginia



Washington



West Virginia



Wisconsin



Wyoming



Non-voting members



Changes in Membership

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

Senate

House of Representatives

See also



References



External links



House seats by party holding plurality in state

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