111th United States Congress

The 111th Congress of the United States, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, was the legislature of the United States. His legislative period lasted from 6 January 2009 until 3 January 2011.

Members of the House of Representatives and 33 Senators (Class I) were elected to the midterm elections of November 4, 2008.

In the congressional elections on November 4 failed in Georgia Saxby Chambliss ( Republican) and Jim Martin (Democrat ), the required 50 - percent mark and had to face a second round of voting. Chambliss won with 57 percent of the vote.

In Minnesota, was initiated because of a tight election result on November 4, a recount of the votes. With the constitution of the 111th Congress in January 2009 went out the mandate of the Republican Norm Coleman, so that the seat of the Class 1 Senator from Minnesota was vacant. The then repeatedly performed recount revealed with the state on June 1, 2009, a majority of 312 votes for the Democratic candidate Al Franken. The result of the election commission was challenged by the previous incumbent Coleman in court. A judgment in the first instance the court awarded the Democratic candidate francs. The Supreme Court of the State decided on 30 June 2009 in favor of Al Franken. Thus, the Democrats had 58 along with the two independents who form with them a parliamentary group, a so-called " super majority" in the Senate, with which they were able to finish a Filibustern. After the victory of Republican Scott Brown in the necessary by the death of Edward Kennedy election in Massachusetts, the proportion of votes in the Senate was again 59:41.

On 2 June 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Republican Congressman John M. McHugh of 23 Congressional District of the State of New York as the new Secretary of the Army ( Army Secretary ). After his Senate confirmation McHugh gave up his mandate as a representative, so that a by-election took place. On 3 November 2009 the Democrat Bill Owens won over the majority of Republicans supported Doug Hoffman ( Conservative Party ).

On 22 December 2009, the 2008 newly elected MP Parker Griffith of Alabama switched from the Democrats to the Republicans.

  • 2.1 Senate
  • 2.2 House of Representatives
  • 3.1 Senate 3.1.1 guiding the majority party
  • 3.1.2 guiding the minority party
  • 3.2.1 guiding the majority party
  • 3.2.2 guiding the minority party

Legislation

Adopted

  • January 29, 2009: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-2
  • February 4, 2009: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, Pub.L. 111-3
  • February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Pub.L. 111-5
  • March 11, 2009: Omnibus Appropriations Act, Pub.L. 111-8
  • March 30, 2009: Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Pub.L. 111-11
  • April 21, 2009: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Pub.L. 111-13
  • May 20, 2009: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, Pub.L. 111-22
  • May 22, 2009: Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, Pub.L. 111-23
  • June 22, 2009: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Section A of Pub.L. 111-31
  • June 24, 2009: Supplemental Appropriations Act (built in the Car Allowance Rebate System ), Pub.L. 111-32
  • October 28, 2009: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, including the Matthew Shepard Act, Pub.L. 111-84
  • November 6, 2009: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act, Pub.L. 111-92
  • February 12, 2010: Statutory Pay- As-You -Go Act, as Title I of Pub.L. 111-139
  • March 4, 2010: Travel Promotion Act, Section 9 of Pub.L. 111-145
  • March 18, 2010: Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, Pub.L. 111-147
  • March 23, 2010: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.L. 111-148
  • March 30, 2010: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, together with the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Pub.L. 111-152
  • May 5, 2010: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-163
  • July 1, 2010: Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-195
  • July 21, 2010: Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub.L. 111-203

A composition according to parties

Senate

  • 57 Democrats
  • 2 Independent Democrats standing next
  • 41 Republicans

House of Representatives

Officials

Senate

The victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election his Vice President Joseph Biden was the Senate. After the death of Robert Byrd in June 2010, the Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye received the office of President pro tempore.

Leadership of the majority party

Leadership of the minority party

House of Representatives

Leadership of the majority party

Leadership of the minority party

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