Around 10,000 bills and resolutions are considered by the U.S. Congress in each two-year session, but of those only about 4% will become law. The current two-year session is called 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.
1 bill or resolution is 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 May 28, 2015.
Status: This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on May 23, 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.
Here is a breakdown of all 4,645 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:
There are 19 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.
There are 182 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).
There are 127 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber, making them likely to have further action.
There are 5 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 2 bills that were vetoed and the veto was not overridden by Congress:
There are 4,310 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.
NEW: Browse bills by the section of the United States Code they refer to.
Use the Library of Congress’s subject categorization of bills and resolutions to explore pending legislation in Congress.