76th United States Congress

76th United States Congress

The Seventy-sixth 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, DC from January 3 1939 to January 3 1941, during the last two years of the second administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Fifteenth Census of the United States in 1930. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Dates of sessions

January 3 1939 - January 3 1941
*First session: January 3 1939August 5 1939
*Second session: September 21 1939 - November 3 1939
*Third session: January 3 1940 - January 3 1941Previous congress: 75th Congress
Next congress: 77th Congress

Major events

:"Main article: Events of 1939; Events of 1940"

Major legislation

:"Main article: List of United States federal legislation in the 76th Congress
* August 2, 1939 - Hatch Act of 1939 ("Hatch Political Activity Act", "An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities"), ch. 410, 53 Stat. 1147
* November 4, 1939 - Neutrality Act of 1939, ("Cash and Carry Act"), ch. 2, 54 Stat. 4, usc|22|441 et seq.
* 1940 - Investment Company Act of 1940
* 1940 - Investment Advisers Act of 1940
* 1940 - Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
* 1940 - Alien Registration Act (Smith Act)

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