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Bills and Resolutions

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Once bills are scheduled for floor action they typically have enough support to pass!

There are 10,916 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress, but of those only about 4% will become law.

Congress works in two-year legislative sessions tied to the elections. The current session is called the 114th Congress and it began on Jan 6, 2015. All bills not enacted by the end of the session on Jan 3, 2017 die, and Congress will start over.

Because there are so many bills and resolutions, it can be difficult to find the one you are looking for. Please consider your options:

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Since bills often contain legal terminology in place of everyday words, it is often easier to find a bill using one of the other methods above.

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Subject areas

Subject areas are assigned to bills by the Library of Congress.

Here is a breakdown of all 10,916 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 199 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 607 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 578 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 21 bills and resolutions that failed a vote on passage and are now dead or failed a significant vote such as cloture, passage under suspension, or resolving differences.

Vetoed Bills (w/o Override)

There are 9 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:

Other Legislation

There are 9,502 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.


Historical Information

We’ve also compiled historical statistics about how many bills are enacted and when during the legislative session activity tends to occur.

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