GovTrack Insider, our Kickstarter-backed work to summarize bills in Congress, has resumed. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
There are 8,358 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress. Of those, only about 5% will become law. They must be enacted before the end of the 2015-2017 session (the “114th Congress”).
Search for bills using the search box at the top right of every page, or use the advanced search to screen by status, subject, and other factors.
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We’ve also compiled historical statistics about how many bills are enacted and when during the legislative session activity tends to occur.
0 bills and resolutions are on the House and Senate calendars for the coming days. Once bills are scheduled for floor action, they typically have enough support to pass.
Here is a breakdown of all 8,358 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:
There are 121 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.
There are 410 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).
There are 348 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.
There are 15 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.
There are 7 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:
There are 7,457 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.
Use the subject terms below or browse bills by the section of the United States Code they refer to.
Use the Library of Congress’s subject categorization of bills and resolutions to explore pending legislation in Congress.
Top bills tracked by GovTrack users: