• 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 Seventh Congress: January 3, 2001, to January 3, 2003
One hundred seventh Congress: January 3, 2001, to January 3, 2003
  • First session—January 3, 2001, to December 20, 2001
  • Second session—January 23, 2002, to November 22, 2002
  • (Administration of George W. Bush, 2001–2005)
Historical Background

During the One Hundred Seventh Congress, the nation's lawmakers wrestled with some of the most dramatic twists and turns in American history. Many of Congress's major accomplishments were not on the agenda of either party when Congress convened. Instead, members were forced to deal with acts of terrorism, a slowing economy, a series of financial scandals that rocked Wall Street, the loss of much of an unprecedented budget surplus, and political tumult. For a time, even normal, everyday operations were disrupted by terrorist assaults ...

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