List of bills in the 115th United States Congress

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The bills of the 115th United States Congress list includes proposed federal laws that were introduced in the 115th United States Congress. This Congress will last from January 3, 2017 to January 3, 2019.

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the lower house known as the House of Representatives and the upper house known as the Senate. The House and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process—legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. The bills listed below are arranged on the basis of which chamber they were first introduced in, and then chronologically by date.

Once a bill is approved by one house, it is sent to the other which may pass, reject, or amend it. For the bill to become law, both houses must agree to identical versions of the bill. After passage by both houses, a bill is enrolled and sent to the president for signature or veto. Bills from the 115th Congress that have successfully completed this process become public laws, listed as Acts of the 115th United States Congress.

Legend

  Enacted into law

Introduced in the House of Representatives

Bills

The complete list can be found on Congress' website by searching through the Legislative Search Tool.

H.R. number Date of introduction Short title Description
H.R. 10 April 26, 2017 Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 To create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.
H.R. 34 January 3, 2017 Safe Students Act To repeal provisions that prohibit the possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone
H.R. 35 January 3, 2017 Health Savings Act of 2017 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts.
H.R. 36 January 3, 2017 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act To make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more
H.R. 37 January 3, 2017 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
H.R. 38 January 3, 2017 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 To allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms
H.R. 115 January 3, 2017 Thin Blue Line Act To expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.
H.R. 524 January 13, 2017 End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2017 Prohibits the use of tissue from an induced abortion for research conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health on the transplantation of fetal tissue for therapeutic purposes
H.R. 770 January 1, 2017 American Innovation $1 Coin Act To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, to promote the importance of innovation in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, and for other purposes
H.R. 861 February 3, 2017 To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
H.R. 1227 February 27, 2017 Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marijuana, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1628 March 20, 2017 American Health Care Act of 2017 To create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1840 March 30, 2017 Reinvigorating Antibiotics and Diagnostic Innovation (READI) Act To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for clinical testing expenses for qualified infectious disease drugs and rapid diagnostic tests.
H.R. 2282 May 2, 2017 Equality Act To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2884 June 12, 2017 Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement Act of 2017 To amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require the preservation of Presidential social media accounts, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2922 June 15, 2017 Promoting Resilience and Efficiency in Preparing for Attacks and Responding to Emergencies Act To reform and improve the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the Office of Health Affairs of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2981 June 21, 2017 Open Our Democracy Act of 2017 To require all candidates for election for the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives to run in an open primary regardless of political party preference or lack thereof, to limit the ensuing general election for such office to the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in such open primary, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3676 September 5, 2017 Sanctity of Life Act of 2017 This bill declares that: human life is deemed to exist from fertilization, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency; and "person" includes all such human life.
H.R. 4434 November 16, 2017 Fix NICS Act of 2017 To enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
H.R. 5485 April 12, 2018 Hemp Farming Act of 2018 To provide for State and Tribal regulation of hemp production.

Concurrent resolutions

Number Date of introduction Short title Description

House joint resolutions

H.R. number Date of introduction Short title Description
H.J.Res. 37 January 30, 2017 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
H.J.Res. 38 January 30, 2017 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H.J.Res. 40 January 30, 2017 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
H.J.Res. 41 January 30, 2017 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers". Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers".
H.J.Res. 44 January 30, 2017 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
H.J.Res. 57 February 1, 2017 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H.J.Res. 121 November 16, 2017 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment pertaining to parental rights.

Introduced in the Senate

Bills

The complete list can be found on Congress' website by searching through the Legislative Search Tool.

Senate number Date of introduction Short title Description
S. 84 January 10, 2017 Exception to Limitation Against Appointment of Secretary of Defense Provides a one-time exemption from rule requiring members of the Armed Forces be at least seven years removed from Active Duty Status prior to leading the Defense Department
S. 442 February 17, 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.
S. 759 March 29, 2017 Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017 To save taxpayers money by improving the manufacturing and distribution of coins and notes, and for other purposes[1].
S. 1006 May 2, 2017 Equality Act To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.
S. 1675 July 31, 2017 Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act To promote quality student loan servicing by improving the borrower experience for borrowers of Federal Direct Loans[2].
S. 1272 May 25, 2017 Drone Federalism Act of 2017 To preserve State, local, and tribal authorities and private property rights with respect to unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes.
S. 2135 November 15, 2017 Fix NICS Act of 2017 To enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
S. 2311 January 16, 2018 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act To make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.
S. 2667 April 12, 2017 Hemp Farming Act of 2018 To provide for State and Tribal regulation of hemp production.

Concurrent resolutions

Senate number Date of introduction Short title Description

Senate joint resolutions

Senate number Date of introduction Short title Description

See also

References

  1. ^ John, McCain, (2017-03-29). "Text - S.759 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017". www.congress.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  2. ^ Roy, Blunt, (2017-07-31). "Text - S.1675 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act". www.congress.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 

External links

  • Congress' Legislation Website
  • Govtrack.us – tracks Congressional activities
  • Library of Congress' legislation site
  • Washingtonwatch.com – tracks legislation, focuses on spending
  • OpenCongress – tracks legislation
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