The 94th Congressional Term (Jan 3, 1975-Jan 3, 1977

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  • artisan makeup of the Senate at the beginning of the 94th United States Congress

    artisan makeup of the Senate at the beginning of the 94th United States Congress
    Democratic Party - 60
    Republican Party - 37
    Independent, caucusing with the Democrats - 1
    Conservative, caucusing with the Republicans - 1
    Vacant - 1
  • Partisan makeup of the House at the beginning of the 94th United States Congress

    Partisan makeup of the House at the beginning of the 94th United States Congress
    Democratic: 291
    Republican: 144
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a communist state.
  • Rockefeller Commission issued its report on CIA abuses

    Rockefeller Commission issued its report on CIA abuses
    The commission was created in response to a December 1974 report in The New York Times that the CIA had conducted illegal domestic activities, including experiments on U.S. citizens, during the 1960s. The commission issued a single report in 1975, touching upon certain CIA abuses including mail opening programs, its monitoring of anti-war dissidents, and also conducted a limited review of JFK’s assassination.
  • Assassination attempt

    Assassination attempt
    Failed assassination attempt against President Ford by Lynette Fromme. The gun was empty, but she refused to cooperate with her own defense so she was conviccted of the attempted assassination of the president and received a life sentence.
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Pub.L. 94-142)

    The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Pub.L. 94-142)
    This legislation marked the first milestone in special education of children with disabilities. Before the act was passed, many kids who were disabled did not have the right equipment needed to learn propery, was segregated, or did not even attend public school.
  • Metric Conversion Act, (Pub.L. 94-168)

    Metric Conversion Act, (Pub.L. 94-168)
    This legislation officially declard the Metric system as the system that shall be used in weights and measurements for United States trade and commerce, however, the efforts of the Metric Board were largely ignored by the American public.
  • Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act, (Pub.L. 94-210)

    Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act, (Pub.L. 94-210)
    This legislation established the basic outlines of regulatory reform in the railroad industry and provided transitional operating funds. It also approved the "Final System Plan" which specified the rail lines that Conrail would receive following the 1970 bankruptcy of Penn Central Transportation Company. This then let Amtrak to start their atempt at fixing the rail ways.
  • United States Bicentennial

    United States Bicentennial
    A series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to the historical events leading up to the creation of the United States as an independent republic.
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, (Pub.L. 94-435)

    Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, (Pub.L. 94-435)
    The Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 states that certain pre-merger filings must be submitted to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, to ensure that the merger or acquisition does not result in a monopoly.
  • Toxic Substances Control Act, (Pub.L. 94-469)

    Toxic Substances Control Act, (Pub.L. 94-469)
    The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 mandated the EPA to protect the public from "unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment" by regulating the manufacture and sale of chemicals. This act was used to attempt to exert direct government control over which types of chemicals could and could not be used in actual use and production. It included both existing and new chemicals.
  • Copyright Act of 1976, (Pub.L. 94-553)

    Copyright Act of 1976, (Pub.L. 94-553)
    Thes legislation spells out the basic rights of copyright holders. It tells how long a copyright last; when it can be used, also call fair use; what is cosider to be protected by copyright laws; information about transfer; and the exclusive rights.
  • Federal Land Policy and Management Act, (Pub.L. 94-579)

    Federal Land Policy and Management Act, (Pub.L. 94-579)
    The Federal Land Policy and Management Act is a way the govenment manages the public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. This act was put in place to conserve lands that are habitats for wildlife and to preserve resourcs or acquired for a specific purpose for which it is needed.
  • National Forest Management Act, (Pub.L. 94-588)

    National Forest Management Act, (Pub.L. 94-588)
    Primary legislation controing the national forests that expanded the land and resource management plans outlined in the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA), It started by requring the Forest Service to do an inventory of all its lands, followed by a zoning process. It requirred industries to be systematic and interdisciplinary approach to resource management. It also provided for public involvement in preparing and revising forest plans.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus formed

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus formed
    The Caucus is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics and Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico.
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    First Sesion

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    Second Session