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Bills and Resolutions

Coming up

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

Mar 27, 2023
(week of)

H.R. 1154: Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023

Mar 27, 2023
(week of)

H.R. 1189: Undersea Cable Control Act

Mar 27, 2023
(week of)

H.Con.Res. 15: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.

Mar 27, 2023

S. 316: A bill to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

Mar 27, 2023
(week of)

H.R. 1107: PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act

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

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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 118th Congress and it began on Jan 3, 2023. All bills not enacted by the end of the session on Jan 3, 2025 die, and Congress will start over.

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All bills

Here is a breakdown of all 3,201 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Legislation (including via incorporation)

There are 4 enacted bills including bills and joint resolutions identical to or incorporated into enacted legislation, based on an automated data analysis:

Enacted Legislation

There are 2 enacted bills that were either signed by the president or enacted via a veto override or the 10-day rule (including joint resolutions which can also be enacted as law):

Passed Resolutions

There are 86 passed resolutions (for joint and concurrent resolutions, we mean passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 51 bills and resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 1 bills and resolutions that failed a vote on passage and are dead or failed a significant vote such as cloture, passage under suspension, or resolving differences:

Vetoed Bills (without Override)

There are 1 vetoed bills that was not overridden by Congress:

Other Legislation

There are 3,060 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.