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Bills and Resolutions

Coming Up

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

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 1532: Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 4258: Family Self-Sufficiency Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 4712: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 1107: Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 2897: To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and ...

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

S. 117: Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on December 20, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 770: American Innovation $1 Coin Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 195: Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on December 21, 2017.

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 3445: AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 1660: Global Health Innovation Act of 2017

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 3326: World Bank Accountability Act of 2017

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 4318: Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 2954: Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act

Jan 15, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 3776: Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017

Jan 16, 2018
House
Senate

S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

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

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There are 8,445 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 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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All Bills

Here is a breakdown of all 8,445 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 117 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 387 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 494 bills and joint/concurrent 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 now dead or failed a significant vote such as cloture, passage under suspension, or resolving differences:

Other Legislation

There are 7,446 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.