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{{Cong features vnt}}{{tnr}}{{pt1}}[[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]]{{pt2}}[[111th United States Congress|111th Congress]]{{pt3}}The '''112th United States Congress''' was a meeting of the [[United States Congress|legislative branch of the United States federal government]], composed of the [[United States Senate|Senate]] and the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]]. The 112th Congress first convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011 and will conclude on January 3, 2013, closing out a record breaking period of internal dysfunction marked by low legislative productivity and job approval ratings.<ref name=nbcnews>[http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/31/16266493-first-thoughts-farewell-to-the-112th-congress?lite ''NBC News,'' "First Thoughts: Farewell to the 112th Congress," December 31, 2012]</ref> A climate of political polarization greater than any Congress has weathered since the Reconstruction era stymied all but 219 bills from being passed into law, the fewest on record.<ref name=nbcnews/><ref>[http://voteview.com/political_polarization.asp ''VoteView,'' "The Polarization of the Congressional Parties," May 10, 2012]</ref> The public registered its progressive frustrations in the polls with congressional job performance approval ratings averaging around 18%, and sinking as low as 10%.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html#polls ''Real Clear Politics,'' "Congressional Job Approval," accessed January 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/152528/Congress-Job-Approval-New-Low.aspx ''Gallup Poll,'' "Congress' Job Approval at New Low of 10%," February 8, 2012]</ref>
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{{Cong features vnt}}{{tnr}}{{pt1}}[[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]]{{pt2}}[[111th United States Congress|111th Congress]]{{pt3}}The '''112th United States Congress''' was a meeting of the [[United States Congress|legislative branch of the United States federal government]], composed of the [[United States Senate|Senate]] and the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]]. The 112th Congress first convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011 and concluded on January 3, 2013, closing out a record breaking period of internal dysfunction marked by low legislative productivity and job approval ratings.<ref name=nbcnews>[http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/31/16266493-first-thoughts-farewell-to-the-112th-congress?lite ''NBC News,'' "First Thoughts: Farewell to the 112th Congress," December 31, 2012]</ref> A climate of political polarization greater than any Congress has weathered since the Reconstruction era stymied all but 219 bills from being passed into law, the fewest on record.<ref name=nbcnews/><ref>[http://voteview.com/political_polarization.asp ''VoteView,'' "The Polarization of the Congressional Parties," May 10, 2012]</ref> The public registered its progressive frustrations in the polls with congressional job performance approval ratings averaging around 18%, and sinking as low as 10%.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html#polls ''Real Clear Politics,'' "Congressional Job Approval," accessed January 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/152528/Congress-Job-Approval-New-Low.aspx ''Gallup Poll,'' "Congress' Job Approval at New Low of 10%," February 8, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==

Revision as of 07:50, 10 September 2013

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Features of Congress

Background
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Sessions
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Analysis
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113th Congress
111th Congress
The 112th United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The 112th Congress first convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011 and concluded on January 3, 2013, closing out a record breaking period of internal dysfunction marked by low legislative productivity and job approval ratings.[1] A climate of political polarization greater than any Congress has weathered since the Reconstruction era stymied all but 219 bills from being passed into law, the fewest on record.[1][2] The public registered its progressive frustrations in the polls with congressional job performance approval ratings averaging around 18%, and sinking as low as 10%.[3][4]

Leadership

Senate

Map of the 112th Senate
Position Representative Party
President of the Senate Joe Biden Electiondot.png Democratic
Senate Majority Leadership
President pro tempore Daniel Inouye 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 112th House of Representatives
Position Representative Party
Speaker of the House John Boehner Ends.png Republican
House Majority Leadership
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Ends.png Republican
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Ends.png Republican
House Minority Leadership
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Electiondot.png Democratic
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer Electiondot.png Democratic

Members

U.S. Senate

There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. The following individuals served in the 112th Congress.

U.S. House

There are 435 members of the U.S. House. The following individuals served in the 112th Congress.

External links

References