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Top 10 Heated legislative battles and how they effected congress

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 09:29 PM
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Top 10 ‘Heated Legislative Battles’

1. Social Security, 1935

74th Congress (1935-1937)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 69
Republican Party………. 25
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 322
Republican Party………. 103

75th Congress (1937 – 1939)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 76
Republican Party………. 17
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 334
Republican Party………. 88

So after the Social Security bill passed the Democrats won 7 seats in the Senate and 12 seats in the House, while the Republicans lost 8 seats in the Senate and 15 seats in the House.

2. Bleeding Kansas, 1854

33rd Congress (1853-1855)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 38
Whig Party………. 22
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 157
Whig Party………. 71

34th Congress (1855-1857)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 39
Opposition Coalition………. 21
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 83
Opposition Coalition………. 100

This marked the creation of the Republican Party.
So after the Bleeding Kansas bill passed the Democrats won 1 seat in the Senate and lost 74 seats in the House, while the Opposition Coalition lost 1 seat in the Senate and won 29 seats in the House.

3. Asbestos, 2005

109th Congress (2005-2007)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 44
Republican Party………. 55
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 201
Republican Party………. 232

110th Congress (2007-2009)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 49
Republican Party………. 49
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 233
Republican Party………. 202

So after the Asbestos bill passed the Democrats won 5 seats in the Senate and 32 seats in the House, while the Republicans lost 6 seats in the Senate and 30 seats in the House.

4. Medicare, 1965

89th Congress (1965-1967)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 66
Republican Party………. 32
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 295
Republican Party………. 140

90th Congress (1967-1969)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 64
Republican Party………. 36
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 247
Republican Party………. 187

So after the Medicare bill passed the Democrats lost 2 seats in the Senate and 48 seats in the House, while the Republicans won 4 seats in the Senate and 47 seats in the House.

5. Clinton versus Gingrich, 1995

104th Congress (1995-1997)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 47
Republican Party………. 53
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 204
Republican Party………. 230

105th Congress (1997-1999)
Senate
Democratic Party………. 45
Republican Party………. 55
House of Representatives
Democratic Party………. 206
Republican Party………. 228
So after the showdown the Democrats lost 2 seats in the Senate and won 2 seats in the House, while the Republicans won 2 seats in the Senate and lost 2 seats in the House.

6. Health Care Reform, 2010

Unknown…

7. The Brady Bill, 1993

103rd Congress (1993-1995)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 57
Republican Party………. 43
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 258
Republican Party………. 176

104th Congress (1995-1997)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 47
Republican Party………. 53
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 204
Republican Party………. 230

So after the Brady bill passed the Democrats lost 10 seats in the Senate and 54 seats in the House, while the Republicans won 10 seats in the Senate and 54 seats in the House.

8. Civil Rights Act, 1964

88th Congress (1963-1965)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 66
Republican Party………. 34
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 258
Republican Party………. 177

89th Congress (1965-1967)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 68
Republican Party………. 32
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 295
Republican Party………. 140

So after the Civil Rights bill passed the Democrats won 2 seats in the Senate and 37 seats in the House, while the Republicans lost 2 seats in the Senate and 37 seats in the House.

9. The Election of 1824

Not very important to congress.

10. The Gag Rules, 1844

28th Congress (1843-1845)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 23
Whig Party………. 29
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 147
Whig Party………. 72

29th Congress (1845-1847)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 34
Whig Party………. 24
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 142
Whig Party………. 79

So after the Gag Rules bill passed the Democrats won 11 seats in the Senate and lost 5 seats in the House, while the Whigs lost 5 seats in the Senate and won 7 seats in the House.

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[edit on 3/23/10 by Misoir]




posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
Top 10 ‘Heated Legislative Battles’

2. Bleeding Kansas, 1854

33rd Congress (1853-1855)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 38
Whig Party………. 22
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 157
Whig Party………. 71

34th Congress (1855-1857)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 39
Opposition Coalition………. 21
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 83
Opposition Coalition………. 100

This marked the creation of the Republican Party.
So after the Bleeding Kansas bill passed the Democrats won 1 seat in the Senate and lost 74 seats in the House, while the Opposition Coalition lost 1 seat in the Senate and won 29 seats in the House.

10. The Gag Rules, 1844

28th Congress (1843-1845)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 23
Whig Party………. 29
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 147
Whig Party………. 72

29th Congress (1845-1847)
Senate :
Democratic Party………. 34
Whig Party………. 24
House of Representatives :
Democratic Party………. 142
Whig Party………. 79

So after the Gag Rules bill passed the Democrats won 11 seats in the Senate and lost 5 seats in the House, while the Whigs lost 5 seats in the Senate and won 7 seats in the House.

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[edit on 3/23/10 by Misoir]


Interesting, however I'm not sure exactly what this proves that sometimes people love what they got and other times hate it?

I would like to point something out for those who don't know, the Democratic party of the 1800's was basically the Conservative Party, the Whigs were more Liberal so to say. Also the Senators were elected by the states legislature not by the people, this changed in the early 1900's I believe.



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