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Bills and Resolutions

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

Apr 24, 2017
(week of)
House

S. 496: A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.

This bill passed in the Senate on March 8, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Apr 24, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017

Apr 24, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1694: Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

Apr 24, 2017
(week of)
House

H.J.Res. 99: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 657: Follow the Rules Act

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 910: Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1180: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1242: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1312: Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1366: U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017

May 1, 2017
(week of)
House

H.R. 1644: Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act

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

Each year the United States Congress considers about 5,000 bills and resolutions, but of those only about 4% will become law.

Congress works in two-year legislative sessions tied to the elections. The current session is called the 115th Congress and it began on Jan 3, 2017. All bills not enacted by the end of the session on Jan 3, 2019 die, and Congress will start over.

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Here is a breakdown of all 3,741 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 29 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 129 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 130 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Other Legislation

There are 3,453 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, 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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