Session list for:
United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

Monday, 04 December 1865

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00The First Session of the 39th Congress begins.
The Senate12:00:00The first day of the first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House is called to order and organizes itself; a resolution is proposed creating a Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction.

Tuesday, 05 December 1865

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00The President's Annual Message for the first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress is sent to Congress
The Senate12:00:00A House resolution to form the Joint Committee of Fifteen is received by the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Papers on contested elections in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York are presented; E.D Holbrook from Idaho and Francis Thomas from Maryland enter the House; H. R. 1 is introduced and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

Wednesday, 06 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee on the Judiciary00:00:00The Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate for the First-Session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress convenes
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00Members of the committee are appointed in the Senate
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00Members on the part of the Senate are appointed
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The President's Annual Message is referred to the Committee of the Whole.
The Senate12:00:00Richard Yates of Illinois joins the Senate; members of standing committees are appointed
The House of Representatives12:00:00Rev. Boynton enters his duties as Chaplain; Lovell H. Rousseau from Kentucky enters the House; H. Res. 8 and H. Res. 9 are proposed and referred

Thursday, 07 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00S. 1 is referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia

Monday, 11 December 1865

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00The Committee on the Judiciary is appointed in the House
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections is appointed in the House
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00Members on the part of the House are appointed
The Senate12:00:00Garrett Davis of Kentucky joins the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Daniel Voorhees from Indiana enters the House; standing and select committees are appointed

Tuesday, 12 December 1865

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate further considers the concurrent resolution from the House for the appointment of a joint committee of fifteen
The House of Representatives12:00:00Credentials from those claiming seats in Tennessee are referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Wednesday, 13 December 1865

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. R. 1 is considered
The Senate12:00:00Aaron H. Cragin of New Hampshire joins the Senate; an amendment to the United States Constitution is proposed
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Senate amendments to the resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee on Reconstruction are concurred in
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate takes up consideration of S. 9, as in Committee of the Whole

Thursday, 14 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00Members on the part of the House are appointed to the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary00:00:00S. Res. 1 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00A joint resolution on equal suffrage is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
The Senate12:00:00Resolutions are offered in memory of Senator Jacob Collamer and the Senate adjourns to show respect
The House of Representatives12:00:00The members of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction are appointed; resolutions are offered in memory of Senator Jacob Collamer and the House adjourns to show respect

Friday, 15 December 1865

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. R. 1 continues to be considered; H. R. 3 is considered; H. Res. 1 is recommended by the committee

Monday, 18 December 1865

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00John B. Henderson of Missouri joins the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Benjamin G. Harris, Samuel McLean, and William H. Hooper take their oaths and enter the House; the credentials of James M. Johnson of Arkansas are presented and referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the Committee on the Judiciary reports back H. R. 1 with an amendment
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House agrees a set of resolutions to refer the relevant portions of the President's Annual Message to the standing committees.

Tuesday, 19 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The credentials of James M. Johnson and a resolution to make the admission of rebellious states conditional on their acceptance of constitutional amendment are received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00The committee amends S. 1 and reports it back to the Senate
The Senate12:00:00Senators are appointed to the Joint Committee of Fifteen
The House of Representatives12:00:00Credentials from Louisiana are presented; H. Res. 9 is reported back from the Committee of the Judiciary

Wednesday, 20 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The credentials of B. Johnson Barbour are received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 9, as in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00A joint resolution amending the Constitution is referred to the Senate from the House; the Committee on the District of Columbia reports back S. 1 with amendments
The House of Representatives12:00:00Credentials of G. H. Kyle from Arkansas and documents on H. C. Warmoth of Louisiana are referred to the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction; the death of Orlando Kellogg is announced

Thursday, 21 December 1865

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00Members on the part of the Senate are appointed to the Joint Committee; the credentials of G. H. Kyle and the certification of election for H. C. Warmoth are received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 9, as in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00H. Res. 9 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
The House of Representatives12:00:00Delos R. Ashley of Nevada enters the House; the House is informed of the Senate appointments to the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Friday, 05 January 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 (what becomes the Civil Rights Act of 1866) is proposed in the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Saturday, 06 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; William Blair Lloyd is appointed Clerk; a Sub-Committee is appointed to wait on the President and ask him to defer action on reconstruction until after the report of the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary00:00:00S. 61, S. Res. 9, and S. Res. 10 are referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

Monday, 08 January 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Randall Hunt are presented
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. Res. 30 and H. R. 88 are proposed and referred to Committee on the Judiciary; H. Res. 31 is proposed and referred to Joint Committee on Reconstruction
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Tuesday, 09 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:00:00The Joint Committee meets; H. Res. 31 is received; the Joint Committee resolves to keep proceedings secret; the Sub-Committee to wait on the President reports; Mr. Stevens proposes a constitutional amendment on represenation, which is debated and amended.
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. Res. 30 and H. R. 88 are referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
The Senate12:00:00William J. McDonald is appointed Chief Clerk of the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Broomall submits a series of resolutions referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Wednesday, 10 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00Resolutions on Congress' role in former Confederate States and resolutions endorsing the President's annual message and denying the right to secede are referred to the Joint Committee.
The Senate00:00:00The Senate agree to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00S. 1 is considered in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Finck presented the memorial of Charles Follett; Morgan Jones from New York is sworn into the House; Mr. Noell's resolution, proposed on December 11, 1865, is referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the House continues to consider H. R. 1

Thursday, 11 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00Resolution to not exclude members of Congress from rebellious States is received by the Joint Committee.
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The memorial of Charles Follett, contesting the seat of Columbus Delano, is referred to the Committee of Elections
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00S. 1 and its amendments are recommitted to the Committee on the District of Columbia
Senate Committee on the Judiciary10:00:00The Committee amends S. 61 and reports it back to the Senate as amended; the credentials of John P. Stockton are considered
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 is reported from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendments
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Speaker lays before the house credentials for John D. Kennedy and James Farrow, which are referred to Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the House continues to consider H. R. 1

Friday, 12 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment00:00:00The sub-committee is created in the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction on January 12, 1866
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate considers the amendments of the Committee on the Judiciary to S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:30:00The Joint Committee meets; the credentials of James Farrow and John D. Kennedy are received from the House; Mr. Stevens' joint resolution is further considered and amended; Sub-Committees are created; the Sub-Committee on the Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment is appointed; all propositions are referred to the appropriate Sub-Committee.
The Senate12:00:00The Committee on the District of Columbia reports back S. 1 with an amendment
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 1

Saturday, 13 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment00:00:00

Monday, 15 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Tennessee00:00:00Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina00:00:00Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas00:00:00Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Louisiana, Florida and Texas00:00:00Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction11:00:00The Joint Committee meets; members are appointed to the separate Sub-Committees on the rebellious States.
The Senate12:00:00The Senate agrees to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Delano presented the credentials of members-elect from the State of Arkansas; Mr. Conkling submits a resolution to be referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; Mr. Orth submits joint resolution H. Res. 39; the House continues to consider H. R. 1
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate considers S. 1 as in Committee of the Whole

Tuesday, 16 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The credentials of William Byers, a memorial on the members-elect from Arkansas, and a resolution to amend the Constitution to make representation conditional on Black civil rights are received by the Joint Committee and referred to the appropriate Sub-Committees.
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment00:00:00A resolution to amend the Constitution to make representation conditional on Black civil rights is received by the Sub-Committee.
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas00:00:00The credentials of William Byers and a memorial on the members-elect from Arkansas are received by the Sub-Committee.
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. Res. 39 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; H. Res. 1 is considered by the committee
The Senate12:00:00The Senate agree to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Conkling presents resolutions to be referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the House continues to consider H. R. 1
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 as in Committee of the Whole

Wednesday, 17 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee on the Judiciary10:00:00The committee continues to consider the credentials of John P. Stockton
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00Mr. Lawrence submits a joint resolution to the committee
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of William A. Graham are presented
The House of Representatives12:00:00John N. Goodwin enters the House; H. Res. 43 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; Mr. Grider submits resolutions to be referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the House continues to consider H. R. 1

Thursday, 18 January 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. R. 1 is considered and passed

Friday, 19 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment00:00:00The sub-committee reports propositions to be considered by the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00The committee considers H. Res. 43
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of William Marvin are presented; the Senate receives H. R. 1 and refers it to the Committee on the District of Columbia
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Saturday, 20 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00H. R. 1 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction11:00:00The Joint Committee meets; the Sub-committee on Apportionment of Representation and Constitutional Amendment report three propositions; the propositions are divided and the Joint Committee agree to report Article B to the House and Senate as S. Res. 22 and H. Res. 51; leave is granted to submit a minority report.
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Samuel J. Kirkwood are presented

Monday, 22 January 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Joint Committee of Fifteen reports to the Senate S. Res. 22 amending the Constitution
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Stevens submits a resolution to have the Committee of Judiciary inquire on the enforcement of law no matter race or color; Mr. Grider submits resolutions that are referred to Joint Committee on Reconstruction; Mr. Stevens reports on H. Res. 51

Tuesday, 23 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00A resolution to admit members-elect from rebellious States immediately is received by the Joint Committee.
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00The committee considers H. Res. 8, H. Res. 6, H. Res. 30, and H. Res. 5
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 23, a joint resolution amending the Constitution, is introduced
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Henderson submits resolutions on secession; the House continues debate on H. Res. 51

Wednesday, 24 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; S. Res. 23 is received; Article C of the Sub-Committee report is considered and referred to the Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress, which is created and appointed; the injunction of secrecy is partially removed.
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress00:00:00The Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress is appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary10:00:00The committee considers the credentials of John P. Stockton and agrees that he was legally elected; H. Res. 9 is considered and it is agreed that a new resolution will be drafted as a substitute
The Senate12:00:00Samuel J. Kirkwood takes his seat in the Senate; S. Res. 24 is introduced
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. Res. 51

Thursday, 25 January 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections and a minority of the Committee report on the Contested Election of Coffroth vs. Koontz.
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress00:00:00Article C is received by the Sub-Committee.
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 is considered
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Fink submits a resolution for Hon. Charles Follett's election; debate on H. Res. 51 continues

Friday, 26 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress00:00:00The sub-committee reports to the Joint Committee a proposition amending the Constitution
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00The committee decides to report back H. R. 88 and recommend its passage
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee of Elections reports a resolution declaring Mr. Coffroth entitled to take the vacant seat; debate on H.Res. 51 continues.

Saturday, 27 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; a Resolution inquiring into the possibility of requiring disloyal citizens to contribute to the cost of standing armies is received; Article C is reported from the Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress and further considered and amended.
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 29 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00S. 106 is proposed; the Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resumes consideration of H. Res. 51

Tuesday, 30 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00S. 106 is received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 61 as in Committee of the Whole
The Senate10:00:00The Committee on the Judiciary reports a resolution on the contested election of Senator John P. Stockton; the Senate continues to consider S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on the Judiciary11:45:00The Committee on the Judiciary reports their resolution on the contested election of John P. Stockton
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Delano submits a resolution for William Byers, G. H. Kyle and James M. Johnson to occupy the vacant Arkansas seats; House resumes consideration of H. Res. 51

Wednesday, 31 January 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; H. Res. 51 is recommitted; H. Res. 51 is considered, amended, and returned to the House with a recommendation that it pass.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on the Judiciary10:00:00S. Res. 9 is considered
The Senate12:00:00H. Res. 51 is referred to the Senate; the Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. Res. 51 is passed and sent to the Senate for concurrence

Thursday, 01 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 61 as in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Brown submits a resolution instructing the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole

Friday, 02 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues considering S. 61, as in Committee of the Whole; the committee reports S. 61 to the Senate with amendments
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 passes in the Senate and is referred to the House for concurrence
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Speaker names Elihu Washburne to perform the duties of the Chair tomorrow

Saturday, 03 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; Article C is considered and postponed; Mr. Howard submits a proposition of constitutional amendment.
The House of Representatives12:00:00A message from the Senate informs the House that S. 61 requires concurrence

Sunday, 04 February 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections reports on the Contested Election of Baldwin vs. Trowbridge

Monday, 05 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, considers H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Doolittle makes remarks on the passage of S. 61; the Senate proceeds to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00S. 61 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; the Committee on Elections reports on the Michigan Baldwin V. Trowbridge contested election
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives19:30:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Tuesday, 06 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Wilson moves to reconsider the vote in which referred S. 61 to the Committee on the Judiciary; Mr. Morris proposes H. R. 256

Wednesday, 07 February 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00H. R. 256 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate considers S. Res. 24; H. Res. 51 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Brooks presents the credentials of those claiming seats from the state of Alabama
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives19:30:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Thursday, 08 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The credentials of six members-elect from Alabama and S. Res. 24 are received by the Joint Committee.
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00A minority of the Committee of Elections reports on the Contested Election of Baldwin vs. Trowbridge
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of John Pool are presented; H. Res. 51 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole

Friday, 09 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee on Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas00:00:00The credentials of six members-elect from Alabama are received by the Sub-Committee.
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00S. 61 is considered in the committee
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of George S. Houston are presented; H. Res. 51 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The minority report of the Committee of Elections in the Michigan Baldwin V. Trowbridge contested election is reported to the House

Saturday, 10 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; Article C is further considered and reported to the House and Senate as S. Res. 30 and H. Res. 63.
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Tuesday, 13 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Lewis E. Parsons are presented; the Joint Committee of Fifteen reports S. Res. 30; H. Res. 51 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Joint Committee on Reconstruction reports H. Res. 63

Wednesday, 14 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00H. Res. 63 is recommitted to the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continues to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Michigan Baldwin V. Trowbridge contested election is resolved in Mr. Trowbridge's favor

Thursday, 15 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continues to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives19:30:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Friday, 16 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee of Elections reports resolutions in the Pennsylvania Coffroth V. Koontz contested election; Mr. Orth submits a resolution to instruct the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Saturday, 17 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Sunday, 18 February 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections reports on the Contested Election of Washburn vs. Voorhees

Monday, 19 February 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00A minority of the Committee reports on the Contested Election of Washburn vs. Voorhees
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of John Sherman are presented; The Senate continues to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. McKee introduces H. Res. 70; The Committee on Elections reports on the Indiana Washburn V. Voorhees contested election; The Pennsylvania Coffroth V. Koontz contested election is resolved in Mr. Coffroth's favor

Tuesday, 20 February 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00H. Res. 70 and H. Res. 72 are referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Senate Committee on the District of Columbia 00:00:00The committee reports back H. R. 1 without amendment
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee on Elections submits the minority report on the Indiana Washburn V. Voorhees contested election

Wednesday, 21 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Committee on the District of Columbia reports back H. R. 1 without amendment
The House of Representatives12:00:00The consideration of the Indiana Washburn V. Voorhees contested election is postponed until Friday next

Friday, 23 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Indiana Washburn V. Voorhees contested election is resolved in Mr. Washburn's favor

Saturday, 24 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Sunday, 25 February 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00H. Res. 63 is returned to the House.

Monday, 26 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Joint Committee on Reconstruction reports back H. Res. 63

Tuesday, 27 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resumes consideration of H. Res. 63

Wednesday, 28 February 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Benjamin F. Perry are presented
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues consideration of H. Res. 63; consideration of the joint resolution is postponed until the second Tuesday in April

Thursday, 01 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House consider S. 61

Friday, 02 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Henry Boyce are presented
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Baker proposes a joint resolution to amend the Constitution denying anyone who had been in the service of the confederacy a seat in American government; S. 61 continues to be considered

Saturday, 03 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 05 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. James M. Ashley submits a concurrent resolution regarding the civil rights of freedmen

Tuesday, 06 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate continues to debate H. Res. 51.
The Senate12:00:00The Senate resolves itself into Committee of the Whole to debate H. Res. 51.

Wednesday, 07 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate resolves itself into Committee of the Whole to debate H. Res. 51.
The House of Representatives12:00:00An amendment to S. 61 is proposed and ordered to be printed

Thursday, 08 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 40 is proposed; the Senate continues to consider H. Res. 51 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider S. 61

Friday, 09 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00S. Res. 40 is received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continues to consider H. Res. 51
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider S. 61

Saturday, 10 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 12 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 42, proposing to amend the Constitution, is proposed; H. Res. 51 continues to be considered
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Shellabarger submits a Resolution denying anyone who had been in the service of the confederacy a seat in American government

Tuesday, 13 March 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00The Committee amends S. 61 and reports it back to the House; H. Res. 43 is amended and reported back to the House
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 is referred back to the Senate with amendments made by the House
The House of Representatives12:00:00S. 61 is considered and passed by the House; the Committee on the Judiciary reports back H. Res. 43; H. Res. 89 is proposed

Wednesday, 14 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00H. Res. 89 is received by the Joint Committee.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary10:00:00S. 61, as amended by the House, is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and reported back to the Senate
The Senate12:00:00S. 61 continues to be considered
House Committee on the Judiciary 12:00:00

Thursday, 15 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00Mr. Trowbridge is appointed; the Committee receives S. 61
The Senate12:00:00The Senate concurs in the amendments of the House of Representatives to S. 61
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. G. Clay Smith's resolutions from December are discussed; the House receives a message from the Senate confirming their agreement to the amendments to S. 61

Friday, 16 March 1866

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00The President receives S. 61 from the Senate.
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 48 is proposed and referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; the House notifies the Senate that the Speaker of the House had signed S. 61
The House of Representatives12:00:00S. 61 is duly enrolled and sent to the Senate to be signed
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills12:00:00The Committee reports on the enrollment of S. 61

Saturday, 17 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00S. Res. 48 is received by the Joint Committee.
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 19 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. James M. Ashley's resolution on the civil rights of freedmen is taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; Mr. Roger's submits a resolution on the issue of rebel debt

Tuesday, 20 March 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00Resolutions to protect the freedmen in the reorganized rebel States are received by the Joint Committee.

Thursday, 22 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate10:00:00The Senate takes up the resolution on the contested election case of John P. Stockton

Friday, 23 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate10:00:00The Senate continues considering the contested-election case of John P. Stockton
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. Res. 91 and H. Res. 94 are considered by the committtee
The House of Representatives12:00:00Motion to reconsider the vote by which the House recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary H. Res. 43 was not agreed to

Saturday, 24 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Sunday, 25 March 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections and a minority of the Committee report on the Contested Election of Dodge vs. Brooks

Monday, 26 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate10:00:00The vote to adopt the resolution on the contested election of John P. Stockton is reconsidered
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Roger's Resolution on rebel debt is taken up

Tuesday, 27 March 1866

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00President Johnson vetoes S. 61.
The Senate12:00:00The Senate concludes the contested election case of John P. Stockton; S. 61 is vetoed from the President and sent back to the Senate; further consideration of the bill is postponed until the following day

Wednesday, 28 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Sumner announced the death of Mr. Foot, Senator from Vermont.

Thursday, 29 March 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House mourns the death of Senator Foot from Vermont

Monday, 02 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. R. 437 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; consideration of the New York Contested Election is temporarily postponed

Wednesday, 04 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 48 continues to be considered; further consideration of S. 61 is postponed until the follow day
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the Resolutions reported from the Committee on Elections on the New York Dodge V. Brooks contested election

Thursday, 05 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00George F. Edmunds is appointed to fill the vacancy of the late Senator Foot; S. 61 is further considered
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the Resolutions reported from the Committee on Elections on the New York Dodge V. Brooks contested election

Friday, 06 April 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. R. 437 is sent to the committee where it is considered and postponed
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 61
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves the New York Dodge V. Brooks contested election in Mr. Dodge's favor; Mr. Dodge takes the oath and his seat in the House

Saturday, 07 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 09 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00S. 61 returns to the House after the Presidential veto

Tuesday, 10 April 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00H. R. 437 continues to be considered
The Senate12:00:00The Senate is notified that the House concurred in S. 61
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Cullom and Mr. Driggs discuss their votes on the S. 61 decision from the previous day

Wednesday, 11 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Ingersol makes a personal explanation regarding his actions on April 9th on S. 61

Thursday, 12 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate00:00:00Mr. Stewart introduces a substitute for S. Res. 48 (S. Res. 62)

Friday, 13 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00S. Res. 62, submitted as a substitute for S. Res. 48, is received by the Joint Committee.

Monday, 16 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. Res. 109 and H. Res. 110 are proposed and referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction.

Tuesday, 17 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00H. Res. 109 and H. Res. 110 are received by the Joint Committee.

Saturday, 21 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction11:00:00The Joint Committee meets; Mr. Stevens introduces a plan of reconstruction; the plan is divided and the proposition of constitutional amendment is considered by sections.

Monday, 23 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:00:00The Joint Committee meets; the plan of reconstruction is further divided; the bill to provide for the restoration to the States lately in insurrection of their full political rights (part of the divided plan) is considered.

Tuesday, 24 April 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 10:00:00The committee amends H. R. 437 and recommends the passage of the bill, and that it be printed and recommitted

Wednesday, 25 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:30:00The Joint Committee meets; the bill to provide for the restoration to the States lately in insurrection of their full political rights is further considered; it is decided to report the Joint Resolution and Bill to the House and the Senate; Mr. Bingham submits a section stricken out of the constitutional amendment adopted by the Committee as a separate proposition; the motion to report is reconsidered.
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Kasson submits a Resolution demanding Presidential communication on the issue of rebel debt

Friday, 27 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. Res. 76, amending the Constitution, is proposed

Saturday, 28 April 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:30:00The Joint Committee meets; S. Res. 76 is received; the Constitutional Amendment is reconsidered and amended; the portion relating to certain persons to be excluded from office be considered as a separate bill to declare certain persons ineligible to office; the Joint Resolution and the two bills (the result of the original Plan of Reconstruction) are reported to the Senate and House as S. Res. 78/H. Res. 127, S. 292/H. R. 543, and S. 293/H. R. 544; leave is granted to submit a minority report; the injunction of secrecy is partially removed.

Monday, 30 April 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Joint Committee of Fifteen reports S. Res. 78, S. 292, and S. 293 to the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Joint Committee on Reconstruction reports H. Res. 127, H. R. 543, and H. R. 544

Tuesday, 01 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House receives a message from the President in response to the Resolution from April 25th; H. R. 543 continues to be considered

Wednesday, 02 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Williams gives notice of an amendment to S. 292

Saturday, 05 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 07 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Boyer submits a Resolution to dissolve the Joint Committee on Reconstruction; Mr. Stevens submits a resolution limiting the length of speeches on H. Res. 127 to thirty minutes; A substitute for H. R. 437 is reported and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary

Tuesday, 08 May 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00H. R. 437 is recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers H. Res. 127

Wednesday, 09 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues consideration of H. Res. 127; Mr. Stevens announces his intent to call the previous question to force a vote on H. Res. 127 the next day

Thursday, 10 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The House passed H. Res. 127, requesting concurrence of the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. Res. 127 progresses to its third reading and is passed; it is sent to the Senate for concurrence

Sunday, 13 May 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections report on the Contested Election of Follett vs. Delano

Monday, 14 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Stewart gives notice of an amendment to S. 292
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee of Elections reports on the Ohio Follet vs. Delano contested election

Tuesday, 15 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Fessenden proposes to put H. Res. 127 on the calendar for the following Monday
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House takes up H. R. 543 and H. R. 544

Thursday, 17 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Wade submits a proposal to amend H. Res. 127
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Dawes from the Committee on Elections announces his intent to introduce the Ohio Follet vs. Delano contested election tomorrow

Friday, 18 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the Ohio Follett v. Delano contested election

Saturday, 19 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 21 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. R. 603 is presented

Tuesday, 22 May 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee on the Judiciary 00:00:00H. R. 603 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

Wednesday, 23 May 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate considers H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00The Senate agree to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole

Thursday, 24 May 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate considers H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continues to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole

Monday, 28 May 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Stevens introduces H. R. 623

Tuesday, 29 May 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Wednesday, 30 May 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Thursday, 31 May 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole

Monday, 04 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Tuesday, 05 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers H. Res. 63; H. Res. 63 is indefinitely postponed

Wednesday, 06 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00The Joint Committee meets; the report of the Chairman on H. Res. 127 [S. Res. 78], H. R. 543 [S. 292], and H. R. 544 [S. 293] is laid before the Committee, adopted, and ordered to be reported to the House and Senate.
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Wilkinson Call are presented; Senate resumes the consideration of H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole

Thursday, 07 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate continue to consider H. Res. 127 in Committee of the Whole

Friday, 08 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee of the Whole 00:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate passes H. Res. 127, as amended in Committee of the Whole, and requests the concurrence of the House

Saturday, 09 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Boutwell gives notice that the House is to take up H. Res. 127 on the next Wednesday
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 11 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Raymond submits a resolution on rebel debt; the House continues to consider H. R. 543

Tuesday, 12 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House moves to print the Senate amendments to H. Res. 127

Wednesday, 13 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee receives H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00The Senate is notified that the House concurs in the amendments of the Senate to H. Res. 127
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Stevens gives notice of a substitue for H. R. 623; the House considers H. Res. 127

Thursday, 14 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee reports the enrollment of H. Res. 127
The Senate12:00:00Mr. Cowan reports that H. Res. 127 has been correctly enrolled
The House of Representatives12:00:00The credentials of Lewis Hawes of South Carolina are presented; The Committee on Enrolled Bills reports on H. Res. 127; the House continues to consider H. R. 543

Friday, 15 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00H. Res. 127 is returned to the Committee by the Senate
The Senate12:00:00H. Res. 127 is signed by both the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate, and sent to the States to be ratified
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Saturday, 16 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee reports that H. Res. 127 has been delivered to the Secretary of State
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole on consideration of the President's Annual Message
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 18 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00A resolution requesting the President of the United States transmit the 14th Amendment to the State Legislatures is received from the House and concurred in
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee on Enrolled Bills reports on H. Res. 127; Mr. Bingham submits a resolution on Rebel Debt; the House continues to consider H. R. 543

Wednesday, 20 June 1866

Committee Time Description
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House, in Committee of the Whole, vote to lay S. 623 aside.
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole and refuses to consider S. 623

Wednesday, 27 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate agrees to resume consideration of S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 as in Committee of the Whole

Thursday, 28 June 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. 1 is taken up and its consideration is postponed

Sunday, 08 July 1866

Committee Time Description
House Committee of Elections 00:00:00The Committee of Elections report again on the Contested Election of Coffroth vs. Koontz.

Monday, 09 July 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Committee of Elections report on the Contested Election of Coffroth vs Koontz

Wednesday, 18 July 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House decides the Contested Election of Coffroth vs Koontz in favour of Mr. Koontz, who is sworn in.

Friday, 20 July 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Stevens tries to report H. 543 again as H. R. 790, but the House votes to lay it on the table.

Tuesday, 24 July 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives11:00:00Members from Tennessee are sworn in to the House.

Wednesday, 25 July 1866

Committee Time Description
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House, in Committee of the Whole, briefly considers H. R. 623.
The House of Representatives11:00:00The House resolves into Committee of the Whole and briefly considers H. R. 623.

Saturday, 28 July 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate09:00:00The first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress adjourns
The House of Representatives11:00:00The first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress adjourns

Monday, 03 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives00:00:00The second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress is called to order
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00The President's Annual Message for the second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress is sent to Congress
The Senate12:00:00The second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress is called to order

Tuesday, 04 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Senators continue to arrive
The House of Representatives12:00:00Members of the House continue to arrive

Wednesday, 05 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate agrees to the House concurrent resolution reappointing the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
The House of Representatives12:00:00Members of the House continue to arrive

Thursday, 06 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00Edgar Cowan enters the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Members of the House continue to arrive

Monday, 10 December 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00New appointments to the committee membership are made in the House
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.
The Senate12:00:00William Sprague and B. Gratz Brown enter the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00Members of the House continue to arrive; standing committees are appointed
Senate Committee of the Whole 13:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole

Tuesday, 11 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Delos R. Ashley enters the House
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
The Senate13:00:00The Senate agrees to resume consideration of S. 1 in Committee of the Whole

Wednesday, 12 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00John Hogan, Thomas T. Davis, Demas Hubbard and Charles Denison enter the House
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
The Senate13:00:00The Senate agree to resume consideration of S. 1 in Committee of the Whole

Thursday, 13 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, reports S. 1; it passes in the Senate and is sent to the House for concurrence
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate continues to consider S. 1 in Committee of the Whole and reports it to the Senate
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives12:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Friday, 14 December 1866

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee receives S. 1
The Senate12:00:00The Senate is notified that the House passed S. 1
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House receives S. 1 from the Senate; the bill is considered and passes in the House

Monday, 17 December 1866

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00S. 1 is presented to the President
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee reports the enrollment of S. 1
The Senate12:00:00S. 1 is enrolled and signed by the President pro tempore; the death of Senator Wright is announced
The House of Representatives12:00:00S. 1 is enrolled, signed by the Speaker of the House, and sent to the Senate to be signed by the President pro tempore

Tuesday, 18 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Charles H. Winfield enters the House

Wednesday, 19 December 1866

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House lays H. R. 543 on the table until the House reconvenes after the holidays

Thursday, 03 January 1867

Committee Time Description
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.
The Senate12:00:00The Senate is notified that S. 1 had been presented to the President of the United States on December 26, 1866
The House of Representatives12:00:00W. A. Burleigh enters the House; H. R. 543 is considered

Friday, 04 January 1867

Committee Time Description
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.
The House of Representatives12:00:00Mr. Bingham declines to submit remarks on H. R. 543; the House resolves into Committee of the Whole to consider the President's Annual Message.

Saturday, 05 January 1867

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00President Johnson vetoes S. 1.
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives00:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House resolves itself into Committee of the Whole to consider the President's annual message.

Monday, 07 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The President of the United States vetos S. 1; it is sent back to the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Tuesday, 08 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00William Radford enters the House; the House receives the President's veto of S. 1 and passes it notwithstanding

Thursday, 10 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate receives H. R. 956 from the House.
The House of Representatives12:00:00Philip Johnson enters the House

Friday, 11 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00H. R. 956 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Saturday, 12 January 1867

Committee Time Description
Senate Committee on the Judiciary00:00:00H. R. 956 is received from the Senate.

Wednesday, 16 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Thursday, 17 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Friday, 18 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Saturday, 19 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Monday, 21 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Ebenezer Dumont enters the House; the House continues to consider H. R. 543

Thursday, 24 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Saturday, 26 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 543

Monday, 28 January 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. R. 543, and its pending amendments, are referred to the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction

Tuesday, 29 January 1867

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00

Saturday, 02 February 1867

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction00:00:00H. R. 543 is recommitted; Mr. Stevens presents a resolution on reconstruction
The House of Representatives12:00:00The death of Philip Johnson is announced

Monday, 04 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00S. 564 is proposed and referred to the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Wednesday, 06 February 1867

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction10:00:00S. 564 is referred to the Joint Committee
The House of Representatives12:00:00The Joint Committee on Reconstruction reports H. R. 1143

Thursday, 07 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 1143

Friday, 08 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 1143

Saturday, 09 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 1143

Monday, 11 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00Amendments are offered to H. R. 1143

Tuesday, 12 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider H. R. 1143

Wednesday, 13 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate receives H. R. 1143 from the House; H. R. 1 is taken up and postponed indefinitely
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House continues to consider the H. R. 1143

Thursday, 14 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The credentials of Edmund G. Ross are presented and he takes his seat in the Senate; the Senate considers H. R. 1143

Friday, 15 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00The Senate considers H. R. 1143 in Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate consider H. R. 1143, as in Committee of the Whole

Saturday, 16 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate00:00:00H. R. 1143, as amended by the Senate as in Committee of the Whole, is reported back to the Senate
Senate Committee of the Whole 12:00:00The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. R. 1143; the bill, as amended, is reported to the Senate
The House of Representatives19:00:00The House continues to consider the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives19:00:00The House considers the President's Annual Message in Committee of the Whole.

Monday, 18 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House receives H. R. 1143 from the Senate, with amendments

Tuesday, 19 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives11:00:00The House non-concurs in the Senate amendments to H. R. 1143
The Senate12:00:00The Senate receives a message from the House notifying the Senate that the House did not concur in the Senate amendments to H. R. 1143 and asking for a Committee of Conference

Wednesday, 20 February 1867

Committee Time Description
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee receives H. R. 1143
The Senate12:00:00The Senate receives H. R. 1143 back from the House with amendments
The House of Representatives12:00:00The House amends H. R. 1143 and refers it to the Senate to be concurred in

Thursday, 21 February 1867

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00H. R. 1143 is sent to the President for approval
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills00:00:00The Committee reports the enrollment of H. R. 1143
The Senate12:00:00The Senate receives a message from the House notifying the Senate of the enrollment of H. R. 1143 in the House; the bill is enrolled and signed in the Senate
The House of Representatives12:00:00H. R. 1143 is enrolled

Monday, 25 February 1867

Committee Time Description
The Senate12:00:00James M. Nye enters the Senate

Friday, 01 March 1867

Committee Time Description
The House of Representatives11:00:00Morgan Jones enters the House

Saturday, 02 March 1867

Committee Time Description
President Andrew Johnson00:00:00President Johnson vetoes H. R. 1143
The Senate11:00:00The Senate receives the President's veto message on H. R. 1143; the second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress adjourns
The House of Representatives11:00:00H. R. 1143 is vetoed by the President of the United States and sent back to the House; the second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress adjourns