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Bills and Resolutions

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

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

S. 2074: A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes.

This bill passed in the Senate on October 4, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 2740: Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6146: Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6018: Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 5636: Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6064: To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.Res. 1052: Affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization.

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

S. 440: A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.

This bill passed in the Senate on October 4, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.Res. 1055: To affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an ...

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 5787: Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 2615: Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on October 11, 2018.

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 4033: National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6651: PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 5706: World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6784: Manage our Wolves Act

Nov 12, 2018
(week of)
House

H.R. 6666: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, ...

Nov 13, 2018
Senate

S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.

This bill was passed by Congress on January 10, 2018 and goes to the President next.

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

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There are 12,932 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 12,932 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:

Enacted Laws

There are 277 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.

Passed Resolutions

There are 686 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).

Got A Vote

There are 891 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.

Failed Legislation

There are 11 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 11,067 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.