Under the direction of President John Adams, the Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1798, which made it a criminal offence to publish statements critical of the federal government. The first individual to be tried under the law was Rep. Matthew Lyon, who unsurprisingly had voted against its passage. Lyon was re-elected from jail.
The 22nd Amendment, which established term limits for the Presidency of the United States, passed with some bipartisan support.
The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass what would become the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.
The Senate's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly failed due to a surprise defection by Sen. John McCain
Visualize the 115th Senate and its members, compare it with the past