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  • 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 Third Congress: January 3, 1993, to January 3, 1995
One hundred third Congress: January 3, 1993, to January 3, 1995
  • First session—January 5, 1993, to November 26, 1993
  • Second session—January 25, 1994, to December 1, 1994
  • (First administration of Bill Clinton, 1993–1997)
Historical Background

With Bill Clinton's inauguration as president on January 20, 1993, the federal government's executive and legislative branches were controlled by the same party—in this case, the Democratic Party—for the first time in twelve years. Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, represented a generational change, as they were both born after World War II. In his inaugural address, Clinton challenged Americans to help government solve the nation's problems by taking more responsibility for their communities and country. “Let us put aside our personal advantage,” ...

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