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

Appropriations Bills and Law Since 1998
House Contracting Bills
Note:  It may take up to 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. R. 190 Introduced on January 3, 2019, to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts.
H. R. 206  Introduced on January 3, 2019, to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program.
H. R. 227 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. 246 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. 678 Introduced on January 17, 2019, to provide back pay to low-wage contractor employees
H. R. 824 Introduced on January 28, 2019, to provide back pay to Federal contractors.  Draft.
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. 932 Introduced on January 30, 2019, to authorize certain long-term contracts for Federal purchases of energy.
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. 1213 Introduced on February 13, 2019, to provide compensation for Federal contractors impacted by a lapse in appropriations.
H. R. 1319 Introduced on February 22, 2019, to repeal the wage rate requirements commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act.
H. R. 1543 Introduced on March 5, 2019, to require the procurement of iron and steel products from American sources.  Press Release.
H. R. 1577 Introduced on March 6, 2019, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Press Release.
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. 1648 Introduced on March 8, 2019, to provide for the establishment of an enhanced cybersecurity assistance and protections for small businesses.
H. R. 1649 Introduced on March 8, 2019, to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors.
H. R. 1668 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. 1822 Introduced on March 18, 2019, to provide acquisition requirements for Coast Guard Polar Security Cutters.
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. 1890 Introduced on March 27, 2019, to require a life-cycle cost analysis for certain projects.
H. R. 1912 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. 2022 Introduced on April 2, 2019, to establish certain procurement procedures with respect to businesses wholly-owned through an ESOP.
H. R. 2083 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. 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. 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. 2345 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. 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. 2472 Introduced on May 2, 2019, as the BuyAmerican.gov Act of 2019, to strengthen Buy American requirements.
H. R. 2500 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. 2576 Introduced on May 8, 2019, to require a report on expenditures for contracts for advertising services.
H. R. 2755 New  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. 2794 New  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.
Senate Contracting Bills
 
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.
S. 154 Introduced on January 16, 2019, to improve oversight of contracts for services and financial processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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. 162 Introduced on January 17, 2019, to provide back pay to low-wage contractor employees
S. 387 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. 492 Introduced on February 7, 2019, to improve contracting opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.  Press Release.
S. 673 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. 734 Introduced on March 11, 2019, to leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices.
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. 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. 1287 Introduced on May 1, 2019, as the Defense Acquisition Decision Making Streamlining Act of 2019, to streamline decision-making process for weapon systems.
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. 1320 Introduced on May 6, 2019, to reauthorize and improve the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program.  See Press Release.
S. 1324 Introduced on May 6, 2019, to strengthen Buy American requirements.  (See House counterpart.)
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. 1419 New  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. 1503 New  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.
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