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112th Congress
110th Congress
The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It began during the last few weeks of the George W. Bush administration, with the remainder spanning the first two years of the Barack Obama administration. The Congress lasted from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011, and it began its first session on January 6, 2009. The apportionment of seats in the House is based on the 2000 U.S. Census. In the November 4, 2008 elections, the Democratic Party increased its majorities in both chambers. A new delegate seat was created for the Northern Mariana Islands.



Map of the 111th Senate
Position Representative Party
President of the Senate Dick Cheney (from Jan 3, 2009 - Jan 20, 2009) Ends.png Republican
President of the Senate Joe Biden (from Jan 20, 2009 - Present) Electiondot.png Democratic
Senate Majority Leadership
President pro tempore Robert Byrd (from Jan 3, 2009 - June 28, 2010) Ends.png Republican
President pro tempore Daniel Inouye (from June 28, 2010 - Present) Electiondot.png Democratic
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Electiondot.png Democratic
Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin Electiondot.png Democratic
Senate Minority Leadership
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Ends.png Republican
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl Ends.png Republican

House of Representatives

Map of the 111th House of Representatives
Position Representative Party
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Electiondot.png Democratic
House Majority Leadership
Assistant to the Speaker Chris Van Hollen Electiondot.png Democratic
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Electiondot.png Democratic
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Electiondot.png Democratic
House Minority Leadership
House Minority Leader John Boehner Ends.png Republican
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor Ends.png Republican



Party split of the 111th Senate

For the bulk of the 11th session of Congress, there were around 57 Democrats, 2 Independents who caucused with the Democrats and 41 Republicans. This gave the Democrats the advantage in the Senate, having the majority of members on their side.

House of Representatives

Party split of the 111th House

For the U.S. House, there were a total of 255 Democratic representatives and 179 Republican representatives. There were no third party members in the House.

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