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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 Sixth Congress: January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2001
One hundred sixth Congress: January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2001
  • First session—January 6, 1999, to November 22, 1999
  • Second session—January 24, 2000, to December 15, 2000
  • (Second administration of Bill Clinton, 1997–2001)
Historical Background

On February 12, 1999, at the end of a twenty-day trial presided over by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the Senate acquitted President Bill Clinton on the two charges on which the House had impeached him in December 1998. Article One charged the president with providing “perjurious, false, and misleading testimony” about the nature of his relationship White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky before a federal grand jury. It was rejected by a 55–45 vote, 12 short of the two-thirds (67) majority required by ...

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