There are 7,520 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”).
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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.
3 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.
The Senate added the bill to its floor schedule for the following day on Nov 25, 2015.
Status: This bill passed in the House on June 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
The Senate added the bill to its floor schedule for the following day on Nov 24, 2015.
Status: This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on November 5, 2015. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.
The House Majority Leader indicated the bill would be considered in the week ahead on Nov 18, 2015.
Here is a breakdown of all 7,520 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:
There are 93 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.
There are 344 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).
There are 291 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.
There are 13 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 3 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:
There are 6,776 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.
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Use the Library of Congress’s subject categorization of bills and resolutions to explore pending legislation in Congress.
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