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Bills and Resolutions

Coming Up

9 bills and resolutions are on the House and Senate calendars for the coming days.

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.Res. 124: Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals.

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 1839: To amend title XIX to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, establish a State Medicaid option to provide coordinated care to ...

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 297: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 920: Venezuela Arms Restriction Act

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 1477: Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 1616: To prioritize the efforts of and enhance coordination among United States agencies to encourage countries in Central and Eastern Europe to diversify their energy sources and supply routes, ...

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 854: Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019

Mar 25, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 1388: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019

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

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H.R. 717: Raise the Age Act
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Each year the United States Congress considers about 5,000 bills and resolutions, 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 3,160 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 10 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 103 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 94 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 4 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 1 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:

Other Legislation

There are 2,948 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.

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