104th congress (Jan.3 1995 to Jan.3 1997)

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  • Republicans

    Republicans
    Republicans gained control of both houses for the first time since the 1950s.
  • 1st session

    First session begins
  • Oklahoma City bombing

    Oklahoma City bombing
    Nazi terror attack
  • NATO began Operation Deliberate Force against Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

     NATO began Operation Deliberate Force against Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    was a sustained air campaign conducted by the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization to undermine the military capability of the Army of the Republika Srpska (Vojska Republike Srpske, VRS) which threatened and attacked UN-designated "safe areas" in Bosnia during the Bosnian war. The operation was carried out between 30 August and 20 September 1995, involving 400 aircrafts and 5,000 personnel from 15 nations. The operation was commanded by Admiral Leighton W. Smith.
  • National Highway Designation Act

     National Highway Designation Act
    is a United States Act of Congress that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 28, 1995 The legislation designated about 160,955 miles (259,032 km) of roads, including the Interstate Highway System, as the NHS
  • U.S Government shut down

    U.S Government shut down
    was the result of conflicts between Democratic President Bill Clinton and the Congress over funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health. The government shut down after Clinton vetoed the spending bill the Republican Party-controlled Congress sent him. The federal government of the United States put non-essential government workers on furlough and suspended non-essential services from November 14 through November 19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996. The
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

    Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995
    was legislation aimed at bringing a level of accountability to federal lobbying practices in the United States. The law was amended substantially by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.
  • 1st session

    1st session ends
  • 2nd session

    second session begins
  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act

     Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
    is an act of Congress signed into law on April 24, 1996. The bill was introduced by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, passed with broad bipartisan support by Congress following the Oklahoma City bombing, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
  • National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act

    National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act
    is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President of the United States Bill Clinton. This legislation established the National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1997 to conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic impacts of gambling in the United States
  • Food Quality Protection Act of 1996,

     Food Quality Protection Act of 1996,
    was passed unanimously by Congress in 1996 and was signed into law by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on August 3, 1996.[1] The FQPA standardized the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would manage the use of pesticides and amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. It mandated a health-based standard for pesticides used in foods, provided special protections for babies and infants, streamlined the approval of safe pe
  • Defense of Marriage Act

     Defense of Marriage Act
    is a United States federal law whereby the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. Under the law, no U.S. state (or other political subdivision) may be required to recognize as a marriage a same-sex relationship considered a marriage in another state. The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996.
  • Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

     Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
    The act bans shipment, transport, ownership and use of guns or ammunition by individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, or who are under a restraining (protection) order for domestic abuse in all 50 states. The act also makes it unlawful to knowingly sell or give a firearm or ammunition to such persons.
  • Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

     Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
    was created to encourage food donation to nonprofits by minimizing liability, in accordance with the Model Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton, this law, named after Rep. Bill Emerson (who encouraged the proposal but died before it was passed), makes it easier to donate food by allowing donor liability only in cases of gross negligence.
  • 2nd session

    second session ends
  • Re-election

    Re-election
    Re-election of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Democrats gained 8 seats in House; Republicans gained 2 seats in Senate.