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Politics and Government
What years has the Republican party been in the majority in congress?
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Is the Republican party the majority party in the congress of the us?
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Which political party has held the majority in Congress the longest in the last forty years?
What years have the Democrats had a majority in congress?
Asked in US Constitution
Who would most likely receive the committee assignment of their choice?
Asked in Republican Party
Why has the republican party become so hateful in recent years?
Asked in US Presidents, Elections and Voting
What was the outcome of the election of 1946?
The Republican Party had a net gain of 13 seats in the Senate and 57 seats in the House of Representatives, resulting in a transfer of control of both houses of Congress from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Democratic President Harry Truman could get very little cooperation from them and referred to them as the "Do Nothing Congress". The Democratic Party regained control of both houses two years later.
Asked in US Presidents, George W. Bush
What was the national debt the year George W. Bush was elected and what was it when he left?
At the end of 2000, the U. S. National Debt was about $5,660,000,000,000. During the following eight years, the debt grew to about $10,700,000,000,000, an increase of about $5,040,000,000,000. During George W. Bush's presidency, there were four years in which the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress, two years in which the Democratic Party controlled both houses of Congress, and about two years in which the Republican Party controlled the House and the Democratic Party controlled the Senate. The average annual increase of the debt while the Republican Party had full control was about $567,500,000,000. The average annual increase while control was divided between both parties was about $375,000,000,000. The average annual increase while the Democratic Party controlled both houses of Congress was about $1,010,000,000,000. During the following two years, the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, when the Democratic Party had full control, the average annual increase to the debt was about $1,660,000,000,000. In 2011, when the Republican Party regained control of the House, the debt increased by about $1,200,000,000,000.
Asked in US Presidents, John Adams, John Quincy Adams
Who was the head of the republican party during John Adams presidency?
Asked in Political Office Holders, Barack Obama
When Barack Obama takes office are we a Democratic Government?
Asked in US Presidents, Bill Clinton
Did president Clinton have a republican majority in congress?
Yes, for most of his presidency. He initially had large Democratic majorities for his first two years in the White House, but that changed after 1994, when the Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1954. They remained in the majority for the rest of his presidency and that is why Clinton was successful.
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Who was the first member of the Republican Party to become a US president?
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Who was the Republican nominee in 1960?
Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower's VP was the Republican candidate in 1960. Back in the 1960's the Republican party was the party of "peace and prosperity"! 20 years later, the Republican Party became the party of War and massive National Debt. Nixon lost the 1960 election to John F Kennedy, the Democratic Party candidate.
What was the significance of the 1994 nation election?
Asked in George W. Bush, US Congress
What party controlled Congress during Bush administration?
Which Bush? Democrats held a clear majority in both the House and Senate during Bush Sr's presidency. Bush Jr had a slim Republican majority in the house until 2007 when the Democrats gain a 233-198 majority. The Senate was split 50-50 at the beginning of his first term and 49-49-2 at the end of his second term. The democrat party had control of both the the House and Senate, starting January 4th, 2007, when the recession began. The democrats kept control until the voters chose the republican party to reclaim the House starting on January 3rd, 2011, after the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency.
Asked in Car Stereos and Speakers, US Government
How is the speakers position deter mind?
The speaker of the US House of Representatives is chosen by a majority vote at the beginning of each new Congress (every two years). Since 50% plus one votes are needed to elect a Speaker, he or she is almost always from the majority party, although it is theoretically possible for a split in the majority party to produce a minority party Speaker. Generally, however, party discipline in the House is very high, with members voting in lockstep with their party.
Asked in Richard Nixon, US Presidents
Was Congress republican during Nixon's presidency?
Yes, I think the majority was republican. One of the things you have to remember when thinking about the political parties 30 years ago and today is that they are totally different in philosophy and platforms than they are now. The Democrats and republican were closer in thinking and saw many of the issues the same way. Now, we can't say that is the case.
What party has held the majority for the last 30 years?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Who was the first Republican canidate?
According to the official history of the Republican Party, the Republicans became a national party in 1856, nominating John C. Fremont for President. That election effort failed but the Grand Old Party (GOP) succeeded four years later with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. With Lincoln's election, the Republican Party became firmly established as a major political party. FYI - The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party."GOP" is often used as a substitute reference to the Republican Party. "GOP" is an acronym for "Grand Olde Party."
Asked in US Constitution
When are House Reps sworn in?
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2013, during what will be the third and fourth years of Barack Obama's presidency. Senators elected to regular terms in 2006 will be in the last two years of those terms during this Congress. This will be the last Congress elected from congressional districts that were apportioned based on the 2000 census. In the November 2, 2010 elections, the Republican Party gained a majority in the House of Representatives, while the Democratic Party maintained a majority in the Senate, albeit reduced from the 111th Congress.  (According to Wikipedia)