• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times.

One Hundred Second Congress: January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1993
One hundred second Congress: January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1993
  • First session—January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1992
  • Second session—January 3, 1992, to October 9, 1992
  • (Administration of George Bush, 1989–1993)
Historical Background

The One Hundred Second Congress convened against a backdrop of international crisis and the threat of war. By the end of 1990, nearly 500,000 American troops, along with military contingents from other nations, had assembled in Saudi Arabia in response to Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. On January 12, 1991, Congress approved a resolution condemning Iraq's actions and authorized the president to use military force if necessary to bring about Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait. The historic vote was the first since World War ...

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