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Bills and Resolutions

Coming Up

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

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3: Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 5213: NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2019

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 722: Miracle Mountain Designation Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4229: Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 2726: Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4227: Mapping Accuracy Promotes Services Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 453: Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

S. 216: Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act

This bill passed in the Senate on June 27, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 150: Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on October 21, 2019.

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 5377: Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

S. 50: Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act

This bill passed in the Senate on June 27, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 2647: SOFFA

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4719: Funding Instruction for Safety, Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3530: Improving Confidence in Veterans’ Care Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3172: Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019

Dec 16, 2019
House
Senate

S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

The conference report for this bill was agreed to in the House on December 11, 2019. The Senate must also approve it. A conference committee, comprising members of both chambers, issued the report to resolve the differences between the two forms of the bill as passed in each chamber. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4998: Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 2548: Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4183: Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4779: To extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes.

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4920: Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act

Dec 16, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3362: Small Airport Mothers’ Rooms Act of 2019

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

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There are 9,847 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress, but of those only about 7% will become law.

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All Bills

Here is a breakdown of all 9,847 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 78 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 401 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 458 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 17 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 6 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:

Other Legislation

There are 8,887 bills and resolutions that have been introduced or reported by committee and await further action.


Historical Information

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