An analysis of legislation in the 115th Congress

The 116th Congress is more than two months old. Here’s a look back at the 115th Congress.
 
The 115th Congress ran from January 3, 2017, to January 3, 2019. The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House both began with a Republican majority. Following the November 2018 election, the Senate retained its Republican majority and the House gained a Democratic majority.
 
Members of the 115th United States Congress introduced 13,556 pieces of legislation, and 867 of those received a vote. Seven hundred fifty-eight (6 percent) of those bills passed, and 443 (3 percent) of those went on to be signed into law. In the 114th Congress, 708 bills were passed and 329 were signed into law, and in the 113th Congress, 663 bills were passed and 296 were signed.
 
Ballotpedia categorized 79 of the Congress’ votes as key votes.
 
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Elisabeth Moore

Elisabeth Moore is a staff writer at Ballotpedia and can be reached at elisabeth.moore@ballotpedia.org

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