|98th United States Congress|
January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1985
5 non-voting delegates
|Senate President||George H. W. Bush (R)|
|House Speaker||Tip O'Neill (D)|
|1st: January 3, 1983 - November 18, 1983|
2nd: January 23, 1984 - October 12, 1984
The 98th United States Congress was a 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 met in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1985, during the third and fourth years of Ronald Reagan's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the 1980 U.S. Census.
The Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the Democrats increased their majority in the House of Representatives from the 97th Congress.
(shading shows control)
|End of previous congress||46||1||53||100||0|
|Final voting share||45.0%||0.0%||55.0%|
|Beginning of next congress||46||0||53||99||1|
(shading shows control)
|End of previous congress||242||191||1||434||1|
|Final voting share||61.5%||38.2%||0.2%|
|Beginning of next congress||252||181||1||434||1|
This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed by class and representatives are listed by district.
Senators are elected statewide every two years, with approximately one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress, In this Congress, Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, facing re-election in 1984; Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, facing re-election in 1986; and Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, facing re-election in 1988.
Senate majority leadership
Senate minority leadership
(Jack Swigert was elected for the sixth district but died before taking his seat.)
House majority leadership
House minority leadership
|Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's|
|Henry M. Jackson (D)||Died September 1, 1983. Evans was then appointed to the seat before winning the special election on November 3, 1983.||Daniel J. Evans (R)||September 8, 1983|
|Paul Tsongas (D)||Resigned January 2, 1985. Kerry was elected for next term but was installed early to fill vacancy.||John Kerry (D)||January 2, 1985|
|District||Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's|
|New York's 7th||Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (D)||Died January 4, 1983||Gary Ackerman (D)||March 1, 1983|
|Texas's 6th||Phil Gramm (D)||Resigned January 5, 1983, after being removed from the House Budget Committee for supporting President Ronald Reagan's tax cuts, and then elected to fill his own vacancy||Phil Gramm (R)||February 12, 1983|
|Colorado's 6th||Vacant. District created in the 1980 census.||Republican Jack Swigert was elected in 1982, but died before taking office. Seat filled in special election.||Daniel Schaefer (R)||March 29, 1983|
|California's 5th||Phillip Burton (D)||Died April 10, 1983||Sala Burton (D)||June 21, 1983|
|Illinois's 1st||Harold Washington (D)||Resigned April 30, 1983, after being installed as Mayor of Chicago||Charles Hayes (D)||August 23, 1983|
|Georgia's 7th||Larry McDonald (D)||Died September 1, 1983 onboard the Korean Air Lines Flight 007.||George Darden (D)||November 8, 1983|
|Wisconsin's 4th||Clement J. Zablocki (D)||Died December 3, 1983||Jerry Kleczka (D)||April 3, 1984|
|New Jersey's 13th||Edwin B. Forsythe (R)||Died March 29, 1984||Jim Saxton (R)||November 6, 1984|
|Florida's 10th||Andy Ireland (D)||Changed party affiliation July 5, 1984||Andy Ireland (R)||July 5, 1984|
|Kentucky's 7th||Carl D. Perkins (D)||Died August 3, 1984||Chris Perkins (D)||November 6, 1984|
|Illinois's 14th||Tom Corcoran (R)||Resigned November 28, 1984||Vacant||Not filled this term|
Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (1 link), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.