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The 115th Congress, 1st Session (Calendar Year 2017)

Appropriations Bills and Law Since 1998
House Contracting Bills
Note:  It may take about 1 week or more for new bills and reports to be posted to congress.gov.  To help you understand legislation that is continually posted late, the sponsor's Press Release is added, if there is one.
H. J. Resolution 37 On March 27, 2017, signed by President and Became Public Law No: 115-11.

On March 6, 2017, passed Senate.

On February 2, 2017, passed House.

Introduced on January 30, 2017, on 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 published at 81 Fed. Reg. 58562 (August 25, 2016).

H. R. 240 On January 10, 2017, passed House.

Introduced on January 4, 2017, as the Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017, to encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes.

H. R. 242 Introduced on January 4, 2017, as the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.  See sponsor's press release.
H. R. 274 On May 16, 2017, became P. L. 115-34.

On January 10, 2017, passed House.

Introduced on January 4, 2017, as the Modernizing Government Travel Act, to provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business.

H. R. 505 On January 31, 2017, passed House.

Introduced on January 12, 2017, as the Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017, to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security.

H. R. 589 On January 24, 2017, passed House.

Introduced on January 20, 2017, as the Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act, to establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs.

H. R. 650 Introduced on January 24, 2017, as the Mapping a New and Innovative Focus on our Exploration Strategy (MANIFEST) for Human Spaceflight Act, to provide for the development of a United States strategy for greater human space exploration.  See sponsor's press release.
H. R. 679 Amended and reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 115-68

Introduced on January 24, 2017, to improve the manner in which Federal contracts for design and construction services are awarded and to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements.

H. R. 743 Introduced on January 30, 2017, as the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act, to repeal the wage rate requirements commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act.
H. R. 904 Introduced on February 7, 2017, as the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017, to increase the requirement for American-made content, to strengthen the waiver provisions.  See sponsor's Press Release.
H. R. 970 Introduced on February 7, 2017, as The Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2017, to require the submission of data relating to diversity by certain contractors, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission of such data by issuers.  See sponsors Press Release.
H. R. 971 Introduced on February 7, 2017, as the Surviving Spouse Contracting Preference Act, to treat small businesses, owned by surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces killed in the line of duty, as small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans for purposes of contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H. R. 1185 Introduced on February 16, 2017, as the RETAIN Act, to provide a contracting preference for contractors that retain American jobs and purchase goods and services in the United States.  See sponsors Press Release.
H. R. 1249 On March 20, 2017, passed House.

On March 20, 2017, reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security with H. Rept. 115-46.

Introduced on February  28, 2017, as the DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017, to require a multiyear acquisition strategy of the Department of Homeland Security.

H. R. 1282 On June 21, 2017, passed House. 

On March 23, 2017, amended and reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-57.

Introduced on March 2, 2017, to amend the Homeland Security of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Boards in the Department of Homeland Security.

H. R. 1339 Introduced on March 2, 2017, to require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.  See sponsors Press Release.
H. R. 1361 Introduced on March 2, 2017, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
H. R. 1365 On March 24, 2017, passed House.

On March 20, 2017, amended and reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-48.

Introduced on March 6, 2017, as the Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act, to to require certain acquisition innovation.

H. R. 1549 Introduced on March 15, 2017, as the Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act, to authorize certain private rights of action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 for violations that damage certain businesses.  See sponsor's Press Release.
H. R. 1552 Introduced on March 15, 2017, as the Fair and Open Competition Act, to preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects.  See sponsor's Press Release.
H. R. 1597 Introduced on March 17, 2017, as the Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act of 2017, to clarify the responsibilities of commercial market representatives.  See sponsor's Press Release and text of the bill.
H. R. 1640 Introduced on March 20, 2017, to ensure uniformity in procurement terminology.
H. R. 1641 Introduced on March 20, 2017, to amend the Small Business Act to clarify the responsibilities of Business Opportunity Specialists.
H. R. 1680 Introduced on March 22, 2017, as the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2017, to improve the women's business center program
H. R. 1700 Introduced on March 23, 2017, as the SCORE for Small Business Act of 2017, to reauthorize the SCORE program.
H. R. 1702 Introduced on March 23, 2017, as the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017, to improve the small business development centers program.
H. R. 1773 Introduced on March 29, 2017, as the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, to improve reporting on small business goals, achieve uniformity in procurement terminology, clarify the role of small business advocates.
H. R. 1774 Introduced on March 29, 2017, as the Developing the Next Generation of Small Businesses Act of 2017, to provide for improvements to small business development centers, the women's business center program, the SCORE program.
H. R. 1775 Introduced on March 29, 2017, as the Prescription Reduction in Costs for Everyone (PRICE) Act of 2017, to direct the President to negotiate prescription drug prices and establish a formulary on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
H. R. 1811 Introduced on March 30, 2017, as the Homeland Production Security Act, to prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Homeland Security for the procurement of uniforms not manufactured in the United States.
H. R. 1816 Introduced on March 30, 2017, as the Icebreaker Act, to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a contract for the procurement of heavy icebreakers.
H. R. 1905 Introduced on April 5, 2017, as the, Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017, to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer.
H. R. 1930 Introduced on April 5, 2017, as the, Federal Refrigerant Management and Stewardship Act of 2017, to require the Administration of General Services to issue guidance relating to the procurement of reclaimed refrigerants.
H. R. 2006 On July 24, 2017, passed House.

On July 19, 2017, House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a markup.

On June 29, 2017, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a Hearing.

Introduced on April 6, 2017, ass the VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

H. R. 2013 Introduced on April 6, 2017, to extend the eligibility of redesignated areas as HUBZones from 3 years to 7 years.
H. R. 2062 Introduced on April 6, 2017, as the Growing and Reviving Rural Economies Through Transitioning HUBZone Redesignation Act of 2017, to authorize assistance, upon request of the Government of Israel, for the development, maintenance, enhancement, and sustainment, and procurement of anti-missile defense systems.  See sponsor's Press Release.
H. R. 2139 Introduced on April 25, 2017, to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and title 49, United States Code, with respect to disadvantaged business enterprises
H. R. 2178 Introduced on April 26, 2017, as the, Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act of 2017, to provide for the compensation of Federal contractor employees that may be placed on unpaid leave as a result of the Federal Government shutdown.
H. R. 2227 Passed House.

On May 17, 2017, reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 115-129, Part I.

Introduced on April 28, 2017, as the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, to modernize Government information technology.  See Press Release.

H. R. 2269 Introduced on May 1, 2017, to require the Administration of General Services to issue guidance relating to the procurement of reclaimed refrigerants.
H. R. 2350 Introduced on May 4, 2017, to foster greater transparency in and establish standards relating to the administration of construction contracts, to provide prospective construction contractors with information about an agency's policies on the administration of change orders to allow such contractors to make informed business decisions regarding the pricing of bids or proposals.
H. R. 2362 Introduced on May 4, 2017, as the Assuring Contracting Equity (ACE) Act of 2017, to assure equity in contracting between the Federal Government and small business concerns.  See Press Release.
H. R. 2511 Introduced on May 18, 2017, as the The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, to streamline the acquisition system, invest early in acquisition programs, improve the acquisition workforce, and improve transparency in the acquisition system.  Draft Bill.
H. R. 2592 Introduced on May 22, 2017, to amend the definitions relating to HUBZones in the Small Business Act.
H. R. 2594 Introduced on May 23, 2017, as the Small Business Payment for Performance Act, to provide interim partial payment to small business contractors that request an equitable adjustment due to a change in the terms of a construction contract.  Press release.  Also see Press Release from National Electrical Contractors Association.
H. R. 2654 Introduced on May 25, 2017, to amend the provisions of title 40, United States Code, commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act, to raise the threshold dollar amount of contracts subject to the prevailing wage requirements of such provisions.
H. R. 2702 Introduced on May 25, 2017, to amend the Small Business Act to establish a commercialization assistance pilot program under the SBIR program.
H. R. 2720 Introduced on May 25, 2017, to require notice of cost-free Federal procurement technical assistance in connection with registration of small business concerns in procurement systems.
H. R. 2749 On July 19, 2017, House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a markup.

Introduced on May 26, 2017, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.

H. R. 2763 New On September 14, 2017, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology reported and amended H. Rept. 115-313, Part II.

New On September 14, 2017, the House Committee on Small Business reported and amended the bill with H. Rept. 115-313, Part I.

Introduced on May 30, 2017, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program.

H. R. 2767 Introduced on May 30, 2017, to amend the Small Business Act to require senior procurement executives, procurement center representatives, and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to assist small business concerns participating in the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.
H. R. 2771 Introduced on June 2, 2017, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to revise an exemption to the minimum wage and maximum hours provisions of that Act for certain seasonal workers in national parks and forests, and to amend title 41, United States Code, to include an exemption for contracts providing services directly related to recreational activities to the general public.
H. R. 2780 Introduced on June 6, 2017, to amend the Small Business Act to create certain requirements for Federal agencies with a SBIR or STTR program.
H. R. 2781 On July 19, 2017, House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a markup.

Introduced on June 6, 2017, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certify the sufficient participation of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.  See Press Release.

H. R. 2789 Introduced on June 6, 2017, to reauthorize and improve the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.
H. R. 2810 On September 18, 2017, passed Senate after numerous changes made to House bill.

On July 14, 2017, passed House.

On July 6, 2017, House Committee on Armed Services reported and amended bill with H. Rpt  115-200.

On June 28, 2017, reported out of the House Armed Services Committee.  See text of marked-up bill. 

On June 28, 2017, mark-up held.

Introduced on June 7, 2017, as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction.

H. R. 2825 On July 20, 2017, passed House.

On June 28, 2017, the House Committee on Homeland Security reported the bill with H. Rept. 115-198.

Introduced on June 16, 2017, as the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

H. R. 2992 Introduced on June 16, 2017, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness to certain contractor employees of national laboratories.
H. R. 3019 Introduced on June 22, 2017, as the Promoting Value Based Procurement Act of 2017, to require executive agencies to avoid using lowest price technically acceptable source selection criteria in certain circumstances.
H. R. 3051 Introduced on June 16, 2017, as the The Educating Student Loan Borrowers Act, to require contractors to provide certain annual disclosures during a period of loan repayment.  See Press Release.
H. R. 3042 Introduced on June 23, 2017, as the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, to provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers.  See Press Release.
H. R. 3053 Introduced on June 28, 2017, as the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017. to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.
H. R. 3121 Introduced on June 29, 2017, as the All-American Flag Act, to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.  See Press Release.
H. R. 3141 Introduced on July 10, 2017, to improve the hiring, training, and efficiency of acquisition personnel and organizations of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  See Press Release.
H. R. 3243 New On October 11, 2017, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reported the bill with H. Rept. 115-344.

Introduced on July 12, 2017, to amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.  See Press Release.

H. R. 3257 Introduced on July 14, 2017, to provide certain reforms to promote accountability and efficiency in the civil service.
H. R. 3293 Introduced on July 18, 2017, as the Support Procurement of our Nation’s Stainless Steel (SPOONSS) Act of 2017, to add stainless steel flatware to the list of covered items in such section.  See Press Release.
H. R. 3294 Introduced on July 19, 2017, to clarify the definitions relating to HUBZones.
H. R. 3635 Introduced on August 1, 2017, to improve the process whereby Medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program.  See Press Release and draft bill.
H. R. 4046 New Introduced on October 12, 2017, as the Department of Defense Check Before You Rent Act, to require the Secretary of a military department to make certifications regarding the feasibility of using existing space in property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense prior to entering into certain agreements to acquire or lease real property for the use of such military department.
Senate Contracting Bills
S. 41 Introduced on January 4, 2017, as the as the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, to amend part D of title  XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.  See sponsors' press release.
S. 233 Introduced on January 24, 2017, as the Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  See sponsor's press release.
S. 244 Introduced on February 1, 2017, to repeal the wage rate requirements commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act.
S. 265 Introduced on February 1, 2017, to prevent conflicts of interest that stem from executive Government employees receiving bonuses or other compensation arrangements from nongovernment sources, from the revolving door that raises concerns about the independence of financial services regulators, and from the revolving door that casts aspersions over the awarding of Government contracts and other financial benefits.  See sponsor's press release.
S. 369 Introduced on February 14, 2017, as the BRAVE Act, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans.  See sponsors Press Release.
S. 486 Introduced on March 1, 2017, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.  See sponsor's Press Release.
S. 506 Introduced on March 2, 2017, to require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.  See sponsors Press Release.
S. 543 Introduced on March 7, 2017, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include in each contract into which the Secretary enters for necessary services authorities and mechanism for appropriate oversight
S. 622 Introduced on March 14, 2017, as the Fair and Open Competition Act, to preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects.  See sponsor's Press Release.
S. 651 Introduced on March 15, 2017, as the Contractor Accountability and Transparency Act of 2017, to require the posting online of certain government contracts.
S. 690 Introduced on March 21, 2017, as the HUBZone Investment Protection Act, to extend the eligibility of redesignated areas as HUBZones from 3 years to 7 years.
S. 842 Introduced on April 5, 2017, as the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017, to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer.
S. 886 Introduced on April 6, 2017, as the DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017.
S. 887 Introduced on April 6, 2017, as the DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017. 
S. 891 Introduced on April 7, 2017, to require contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal defense contract
S. 894 Introduced on April 6, 2017, to provide requirements for the disposal of surplus Federal property relating to review of bidders and post-sale responsibilities.
S. 908 Introduced on April 6, 2017, as the Make it in America Act, to amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code, to increase the requirement for American-made content, to strengthen the waiver provisions.
S. 938 New On October 5, 2017, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported the bill with written report No. 115-166.

Introduced on April 25, 2017, as the, Procurement Fraud Prevention Act, to require notice of cost-free Federal procurement technical assistance in connection with registration of small business concerns in procurement systems.  See Press Release.

S. 990 Introduced on April 28, 2017, to modernize Government information technology.  See Press Release from House.
S. 1038 Introduced on May 4, 2017, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to submit to Congress a report on the utilization of small businesses with respect to certain Federal contracts.  See Press Release.
S. 1058 Introduced on May 4, 2017, as the National Flood Insurance Program Consultant Accountability Act, to authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to terminate certain contracts on the basis of detrimental conduct to the National Flood Insurance Program.  See Press Release.
S. 1061 Introduced on May 4, 2017, as the Assuring Contracting Equity (ACE) Act of 2017, to assure equity in contracting between the Federal Government and small business concerns.  See Press Release.
S. 1099 On August 3, 2017, amended and passed Senate.

On July 11, 2017, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported bill with written report No. 115-129.

Introduced on May 11, 2017, to provide for the identification and prevention of improper payments and the identification of strategic sourcing opportunities by reviewing and analyzing the use of Federal agency charge cards.

S. 1440 Introduced on June 26, 2017, to ensure the safety of workers of contractors that serve and supply the Armed Forces and the accountable use of taxpayer dollars.
S. 1452 Introduced on June 28, 2017, as the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Restructuring Act of 2017, to establish within the Office of the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs the position of Chief Information Officer of the Veterans Health Administration.
S. 1519 Introduced on July 10, 2017, as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy.  Submitted with S. Rpt. 115-125.
S. 1558 Introduced on July 13, 2017, to amend section 203 of Public Law 94-305 to ensure proper authority for the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.
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