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The 116th Congress, 1st Session (Calendar Year 2019)

Appropriations Bills and Law Since 1998
House Contracting Bills
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Second Session - 1/1/20 to 12/31/20
H. R. 6764 New Introduced on May 8, 2020, as the Put Our Neighbors to Work Act of 2020, to improve Congressional oversight and public transparency of military construction contract awards.  See Press Release.
H. R. 6359 Introduced on March 23, 2020, as the Promoting Infrastructure by Protecting Our Subcontractors and Taxpayers Act, to include a payment and performance security requirement for certain infrastructure financing.
H. R. 6320 Introduced on March 23, 2020, as the Small Contractor Stability Act of 2020, to increase caps on sole source contract awards to certain small business concerns.
H. R. 6307 Introduced on March 23, 2020, as the Easing Disruption for America's Small Contractor Act of 2020 to provide contracting flexibility to small business concerns.
H. R. 6208 Introduced on March 11, 2020, as the Protecting American 5 Space Assets Act, to develop a strategy to protect the space assets of the United States.  Press Release.
H. R. 5966 Introduced on February 25, 2020, as the Restore and Modernize Our National Labs Act, to fund projects to restore and modernize the National Laboratories.
H. R. 5938 Introduced on February 21, 2020, to reauthorize the Department of Defense mentor-protégé program.
H. R. 5893 Introduced on February 13, 2020, as the Transit Bus Procurement Act, to provide certain purchasing authority for recipients or subrecipients of grants under chapter 53 of title 49 of such Code.H. R. 6320
H. R. 5822 On February 12, 2020, the Committee on Homeland Security held a markup session and amended the bill.

Introduced on February 13, 2020, as the Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act, to establish an acquisition professional career program.

H. R. 5644 Introduced on January 16, 2020, as the Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2020 to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements.  Press Release.
H. R. 5554 Introduced on January 8, 2020, as the Clean Federal Fleet Act of 2020, to ensure that vehicles in Federal fleets comply with certain low greenhouse gas emission standards.  Press Release.
First Session - 1/1/19 to 12/31/19
H. R. 5329 Introduced on December 5, 2019, as the Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2019, 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.  Press Release.
 H. R. 5247 Introduced on December 5, 2019, to require prime contractors under Federal construction contracts to notify the Government of changes in certain subcontractors performing work under the contract.
H. R. 5130 Introduced on November 30, 2019, to adjust the employment size standard requirements for determining whether a manufacturing concern is a small business concern.  Press Release.
H. R. 5125 Introduced on November 30, 2019, to ban the Federal procurement of certain drones and other unmanned aircraft systems.  Press Release
H. R. 4915 ntroduced on October 30, 2019, as the Small Business Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, to provide loan guarantees for the acquisition of cybersecurity technology and services by eligible small businesses.  Press Release.
H. R. 4907 Introduced on October 29, 2019, to save and strengthen critical social contract programs of the Federal Government.
H. R. 4904 Introduced on October 29, 2019, to reduce spending on nuclear weapons and related defense spending and to prohibit the procurement and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads.
H. R. 4753 Introduced on October 18, 2019, to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from operating or procuring foreign-made unmanned aircraft systems.
H. R. 4727 Introduced on October 18, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program Act of 2019,to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a mentor-protégé program.  Press Release and Draft Bill.
H. R. 4702 Introduced on October 16, 2019, to modify the timeframe for determining the size standard for manufacturing small business concerns.
H. R. 4687 Introduced on October 16, 2019, the Sustainable Municipal Access to Resilient Technology in Infrastructure (SMART Infrastructure) Act, to waive certain procurement provisions for a project that receives funds from certain Federal agencies.  Press Release.
H. R. 4593 Introduced on October 2, 2019, to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and title 49, United States Code, with respect to disadvantaged business enterprises.
H. R. 4406 Introduced on September 19, 2019, to improve the small business development centers program.
H. R. 4277 Introduced on September 10, 2019, as the Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-corruption Act of 2019, promote ethics and prevent corruption in Department of Defense contracting and other activities.
H. R. 4147 Introduced on August 2, 2019, to amend section 4712 of title 41, United States Code, to clarify the inclusion of subcontractors and subgrantees for whistleblower protection.
H. R. 3774 Introduced on July 17, 2019, as the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2019, to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program.
H. R. 3802 Introduced on July 17, 2019, to prohibit the award of Federal Government contracts to inverted domestic corporations.
H. R. 3633 Introduced on July 9, 2019, to modify the unconditional ownership requirement for women-owned and minority-owned small business concerns for purposes of procurement contracts with the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 3638 Introduced on July 9, 2019, to revise postaward explanations for unsuccessful offerors for certain contracts in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
H. R. 3595 Introduced on June 28, 2019, as the Charitable Donations Freedom Act, to  amend section 1342 of title 31, United States Code (the Antideficiency Act), to define the term voluntary services.  Press Release.
H. R. 3576 Introduced on June 28, 2019, to reestablish the Commission on Wartime Contracting.
H. R. 3559 Introduced on June 27, 2019, to control the export of electronic waste in order to ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics supply chains in the United States.  Press Release from Coalition for American Electronics Recycling.
H. R. 3428 Introduced on June 21, 2019, as the Contracting Credit Equality Act of 2019, amend the Small Business Act to give small business contracting credit for certain small businesses located in United States territories.
H. R. 3413 Introduced on June 21, 2019, as the DHS Acquisition Reform Act of 2019, to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security.
H. R. 3132 Introduced on June 5, 2019, as the Rapid Fielding Defense Capabilities and Risk Assessment Act, to provide a briefing to the congressional defense committees relating to the “middle tier” of acquisition programs.
H. R. 3087 Introduced on June 4, 2019, to make improvements to the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Department of Defense.
H. R. 3014 Introduced on May 23, 2019, to amend title 10, United States Code, and the Small Business Act to improve innovation in defense procurement.
H. R. 2944 Introduced on May 23, 2019, to establish a public-private exchange program for the acquisition workforce.  See Press Release.
H. R. 2794 Introduced on May 16, 2019 as the Defense Small Business Advancement Act, to reauthorize and improve the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program.  See Press Release.
H. R. 2755 Introduced on May 16, 2019, as the Buy America 2.0 Act, to standardize and extend certain Buy America provisions.  See Press Release.
H. R. 2576 Introduced on May 8, 2019, to require a report on expenditures for contracts for advertising services.
H. R. 2500 On July 12, 2019, passed House.

On June 13, 2019, ordered to be Reported (Amended) in House.

Introduced on May 2, 2019, as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

H. R. 2472 Introduced on May 2, 2019, as the BuyAmerican.gov Act of 2019, to strengthen Buy American requirements.
H. R. 2450 Introduced on May 1, 2019, as the Military Base Operations and Infrastructure Innovative Management Act. to establish a demonstration program at a military installation in the United States to evaluate the feasibility and benefits of using innovative technologies and systems to assist in the management of military installations.  See Press Release.
H. R. 2345 On July 15, 2019, passed House

On June 13, 2019, reported (Amended) by the Committee on Small Business with H. Rept. 116-116.

Introduced on April 18, 2019, to clarify the intention of Congress that the Administrator of the Small Business Administration is subject to certain requirements with respect to establishing size standards for small business concerns.

H. R. 2344 Introduced on April 18, 2019, 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.
H. R. 2342 Introduced on April 18, 2019, to provide a contracting preference for contractors that retain American jobs and purchase goods and services in the United States.
H. R. 2083 On June 10, 2019, passed House.

/On May 30, 2019, reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security with H. Rept. 116-90.

Introduced on April 2, 2019, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 regarding the procurement of certain items related to national security interests for Department of Homeland Security frontline operational components.

H. R. 2022 Introduced on April 2, 2019, to establish certain procurement procedures with respect to businesses wholly-owned through an ESOP.
H. R. 1912 On May 19, 2019, passed House.

Introduced on March 27, 2019, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for requirements relating to documentation for major acquisition programs.

H. R. 1890 Introduced on March 27, 2019, to require a life-cycle cost analysis for certain projects.
H. R. 1858 Introduced on March 25, 2019, to preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects.  Press Release
H. R. 1822 Introduced on March 18, 2019, to provide acquisition requirements for Coast Guard Polar Security Cutters.
H. R. 1668 On June 12, 2019, ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute

On June 12, 2019, Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

Introduced on March 11, 2019, to leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices.  Press Release.  See S. 734 below in Senate.

H. R. 1649 On June 13, 2019, reported by the Committee on Small Business with H. Rept. 116-112.

Introduced on March 8, 2019, to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors.

H. R. 1648 Introduced on March 8, 2019, to provide for the establishment of an enhanced cybersecurity assistance and protections for small businesses.
H. R. 1615 Introduced on March 7, 2019, to transfer the responsibility of verifying small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 1577 Introduced on March 6, 2019, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Press Release.
H. R. 1543 Introduced on March 5, 2019, to require the procurement of iron and steel products from American sources.  Press Release.
H. R. 1319 Introduced on February 22, 2019, to repeal the wage rate requirements commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act.
H. R. 1213 Introduced on February 13, 2019, to provide compensation for Federal contractors impacted by a lapse in appropriations.
H. R. 1076 Introduced on January 30, 2019, 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. 932 Introduced on January 30, 2019, to authorize certain long-term contracts for Federal purchases of energy.
H. R. 919 Introduced on January 30, 2019, to direct the Administrator of General Services to incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features into public buildings.
H. R. 824 Introduced on January 28, 2019, to provide back pay to Federal contractors.  Draft.
H. R. 678 Introduced on January 17, 2019, to provide back pay to low-wage contractor employees
H. R. 246 On January 14, 2019, passed House. 

Introduced on January 4, 2019, to 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. 227 On January 8, 2019, passed House. 

Introduced on January 3, 2019, to specify what credit is given for certain subcontractors and to provide a dispute process for non-payment to subcontractors.

H. R. 206 On January 14, 2019, passed House. 

Introduced on January 3, 2019, to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program.

H. R. 190 On January 16, 2019, passed House.

Introduced on January 3, 2019, to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts.

Senate Contracting Bills
Second Session - 1/1/20 to 12/31/20
S. 3570 Introduced on March 23, 2020, provide for the expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat COVID-19 under the Defense Production Act of 1950.
S. 3568 Introduced on March 23, 2020, as the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act of 2020, to require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
S. 3488 Introduced on March 11, 2020, as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act of 2020, to provide for certain contracting requirements to promote fair and safe workplaces.

S. 3352

Introduced on February 27, 2020, to require that Federal agencies only procure cut flowers and cut greens grown in the United States.  Press Release.
S. 3282 Introduced on February 12, 2020, as the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
First Session - 1/1/19 to 12/31/19
S. 3038 Introduced on December 12, 2019, as the Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions Act of 2019, to promote innovative acquisition techniques and procurement strategies.  Press Release.
S. 2990 Introduced on December 5, 2019, as the Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2019, 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.  Press Release.
S. 2888 Introduced on November 18, 2019, to modify the treatment of certain bargain-price options to purchase at less than fair market value,
S. 2853 Introduced on November 13, 2019, 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 and Draft Bill.
S. 2852 Introduced on November 13, 2019, to establish accelerated payments applicable to contracts with certain small business concerns.  Press Release and Draft Bill.
S. 2733 Introduced on October 29, 2019, to save and strengthen critical social contract programs of the Federal Government.
S. 2729 Introduced on October 29, 2019, as the Small Business Contracting Accountability Act, to require Federal agencies to report to Congress on non-compliance with the requirements applicable to the Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Federal agency.  Press Release.
S. 2727 Introduced on October 29, 2019, as the Smarter Approaches 5 to Nuclear Expenditures Act, to reduce spending on nuclear weapons and related defense spending and to prohibit the procurement and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads.  Press Release and draft bill..
S. 2630 Introduced on October 17, 2019, the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act, to repeal the wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.  Press Release.
S. 2617 Introduced on October 17, 2019, the Contracts and Obligations Modernization for Efficient Terms of Service (COMETS) Act, to allow the procurement of supplies and services for commercial activities at National Aeronautics and Space Administration centers.  Press Release and Draft Bill.
S. 2502 Introduced on September 18, 2019, to ban the Federal procurement of certain drones and other unmanned aircraft systems.  Press Release.
S. 2421 Introduced on August 1, 2019, to improve accountability of disaster contracts.
S. 2316 Introduced on July 30, 2019, to require a plan for strengthening the supply chain intelligence function and to establish a National Supply Chain Intelligence Center.  Press Release.
S. 2315 Introduced on July 30, 2019, as the Whistleblower Act of 2019, to clarify the inclusion of subcontractors and subgrantees for whistleblower protection.
S. 2141 Introduced on July 17, 2019, as the SBIR Expansion and Accountability Act of 2019, to supplement the reporting requirements applicable to the Small Business Administration.
S. 2139 Introduced on July 17, 2019, as the American Business for American Companies Act of 2019, to prohibit the award of Federal Government contracts to inverted domestic corporations.
S. 2056 Introduced on July 8, 2019, to ensure that certain Federal infrastructure programs require the use of materials produced in the United States.
S. 2045 Introduced on June 27, 2019, to reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs.
S. 1998 Introduced on June 27, 2019, to improve the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration.  Press Release.
S. 1981 Introduced on June 26, 2019, to modify the unconditional ownership requirement for women-owned and minority-owned small business concerns for purposes of procurement contracts with the Small Business Administration.
S. 1963 Introduced on June 25, 2019, to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.
S. 1857 Introduced on June 13, 2019, as the ‘Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act of 2019, to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program.   Press Release.
S. 1790 On September 19, 2019, Conference held.

On September 17, 2019, House amended bill in its entirety.

On June 27, 2019, passed Senate.

Introduced on June 11, 2019, as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy.  Senate Committee on Armed Services reported bill with Report No. 116-48.

 S. 1621 Introduced on May 22, 2019, 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.
S. 1503 Introduced on May 16, 2019, as the Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-corruption Act of 2019, to promote ethics and prevent corruption in Department of Defense contracting and other activities.  Draft Bill.  See Press Release.
S. 1419  Introduced on May 13, 2019, as the Early Participation in Regulations Act, to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules.  See Press Release.
S. 1385 Introduced on May 9, 2019, to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts.
S. 1324 Introduced on May 6, 2019, to strengthen Buy American requirements.  (See House counterpart.)
S. 1320 Introduced on May 6, 2019, to reauthorize and improve the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program.  See Press Release.
S. 1287 Introduced on May 2, 2019, as the Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act, to ensure small shipyard grant projects are carried out using materials produced in the United States.
S. 1271 Introduced on May 1, 2019, as the Defense Acquisition Decision Making Streamlining Act of 2019, to streamline decision-making process for weapon systems.
S. 1245 Introduced on April 30, 2019, as the All-of-the-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2019, to improve energy performance in Federal buildings.
S. 1104 Introduced on April 10, 2019, to prohibit the General Services Administration from awarding contracts to certain insured depository institutions that avoid doing business with certain companies that are engaged in lawful commerce based solely on social policy considerations.
S. 734 Introduced on March 11, 2019, to leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices.
S. 673 On June 12, 2019, Small Business and Entrepreneurship held hearings.

Introduced on March 8, 2019, to to amend the Small Business Act to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts.  Press Release.

S. 492 Introduced on February 7, 2019, to improve contracting opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.  Press Release.
S. 387 On April 10, 2019, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported bill with an amendment with written report No. 116-33.

Introduced on February 7, 2019, 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. 162 Introduced on January 17, 2019, to provide back pay to low-wage contractor employees
S. 156 Introduced on January 16, 2019, to prevent conflicts of interest that stem from executive branch employees receiving bonuses or other compensation arrangements from non-Government sources, from the revolving door that raises concerns about the independence of executive branch employees, and from the revolving door that casts aspersions over the awarding of Government contracts and other financial benefits.
S. 154 Introduced on January 16, 2019, to improve oversight of contracts for services and financial processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S. 124 Introduced on January 16, 2019, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prevent employers from using non-compete agreements in employment contracts for certain non-exempt employees.
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