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 Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment 91-9, but an insufficient number of state legislatures subsequently ratified it.
Despite opposition from conservative groups, Justice O'Connor was confirmed unanimously
Rep. Don Young has represented Alaska since 1973. Do you know who served before him?
Visualize the 115th House of Representatives and its members, compare it with the past