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1 bill or resolution is on the House and Senate calendars for the coming days.

May 20, 2019
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House

H.R. 1994: Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019

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There are 5,313 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress, but of those only about 7% will become law.

Congress works in two-year legislative sessions tied to the elections. The current session is called the 116th Congress and it began on Jan 3, 2019. All bills not enacted by the end of the session on Jan 3, 2021 die, and Congress will start over.

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All Bills

Here is a breakdown of all 5,313 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 17 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 189 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 168 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 7 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 2 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:

Other Legislation

There are 4,930 bills and resolutions that have been introduced 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.