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Bills and Resolutions

Coming Up

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

Dec 2, 2019
(week of)
House

H.Res. 326: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.

Dec 2, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4372: MSI STEM Achievement Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 2051: Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4373: Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3669: Weatherizing Infrastructure in the North and Terrorism Emergency Readiness Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3: Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

S. 737: Building Blocks of STEM Act

This bill passed in the Senate on September 26, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4402: Inland Waters Security Review Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4727: Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4713: Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4566: Virginia Beach Strong Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4739: Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4761: DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3318: Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 3469: Covert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

S. 256: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act

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

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 4355: Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 5035: Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019

Dec 9, 2019
(week of)
House

H.R. 729: Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act

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

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There are 9,751 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress, 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 9,751 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 399 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 439 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 8,812 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.