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Bill Status

At the direction of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, in support of the Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the Library of Congress (LOC), the Clerk of the House, and the Secretary of the Senate have made Bill Status information in XML format available through the GPO’s Bulk Data repository starting with the 108th Congress.

Bill Status XML is available at; we run the update job for the current Congress every 4 hours.

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User Guide


RSS Feed

There is now an RSS feed that will provide updates on when bill status batch jobs complete. Each item description includes a list of bill-status files updated as part of the batch update.

For more information on GPO's rss feeds, see: or

Original Sample Files

Bill Bill Features Bill Title
H.R. 1531 114th Congress House bill; committee reports from both chambers Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
H. J. Res. 45 114th Congress House joint resolution; subcommittee hearings held Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims
H. Con. Res. 70 114th Congress House concurrent resolution agreed to by both chambers Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run
H. Res. 348 114th Congress House simple resolution; discharged from subcommittee; reported from the committee Supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future
S. 1300 114th Congress Senate bill that became law Adoptive Family Relief Act
S. J. Res. 8 114th Congress Senate joint resolution; veto activity A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures
S. Con. Res. 11 114th Congress Senate concurrent resolution; conference report An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025
S. Res. 105 114th Congress Senate simple resolution; discharged from committee, and agreed to A resolution recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States
H.R. 3106 114th Congress House bill; action prior to introduction/referral Construction Reform Act of 2015
H.R. 22 114th Congress House bill; amendments FAST Act
H.R. 3762 114th Congress House bill; actions on amendments Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
H.R. 8222 114th Congress House bill; actions on amendments Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
H.R. 1155 114th Congress House bill; actions on amendments SCRUB Act of 2016
H.R. 1314 114th Congress House bill; actions on amendments Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
H.R. 2566 114th Congress House bill; state, district, and party elements for cosponsors Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015
S. 469 114th Congress Senate bill; state, district, and party elements for cosponsors Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

User Guide

A User Guide is available at

Public Meetings

A technical meeting took place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 10:30-12:00 in Washington, D.C., in the Cannon House Office Building conference room on the first floor near Congressman Lance's office (133). The meeting was a follow-up to the December meeting.

REMOTE PARTICIPATION: The Law Library of Congress hosted the BDTF’s April 27th meeting online. This allowed individuals who could not join us in the Cannon House Office Building to attend the meeting remotely. The link to the meeting was It was available at approximately 10:15 in time for the 10:30 am meeting.

A technical meeting to review sample Bill Status XML files and the draft XML User Guide took place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 PM in Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact the Office of the Clerk at 202-225-7000. See also