List of acts of the 116th United States Congress

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The 116th United States Congress, which began on January 3, 2019 and will end on January 3, 2021, has enacted 65 public laws and zero private laws.[1][2]

Public laws[edit]

The 116th Congress enacted the following laws:[2]

Public law number
(Linked to Wikisource)
Date of enactment Official short title(s) Official title Link to Legislink.org
116-1 January 16, 2019 Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 A bill to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations. Pub.L. 116–1
116-2 January 18, 2019 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act To extend by 15 months the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–2
116-3 January 24, 2019 Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 To extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration, to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–3
116-4 January 24, 2019 TANF Extension Act of 2019 To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through June 30, 2019. Pub.L. 116–4
116-5 January 25, 2019 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–5
116-6 February 15, 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–6
116-7 February 21, 2019 National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act To amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–7
116-8 March 8, 2019 Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 A bill to enact into law a bill by reference. Pub.L. 116–8
116-9 March 12, 2019 John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act To provide for the management of the natural resources of the United States, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–9
116-10 March 21, 2019 (No short title) A bill to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. Pub.L. 116–10
116-11 April 6, 2019 (No short title) A bill to authorize the honorary appointment of Robert J. Dole to the grade of colonel in the regular Army. Pub.L. 116–11
116-12 April 8, 2019 (No short title) A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pub.L. 116–12
116-13 April 12, 2019 Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act To direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school. Pub.L. 116–13
116-14 April 16, 2019 Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act To direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and carry out agreements concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency Management and Operations, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–14
116-15 April 16, 2019 (No short title) A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan. Pub.L. 116–15
116-16 April 18, 2019 Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 To amend title XIX to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, establish a State Medicaid option to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through health homes, prevent the misclassification of drugs for purposes of the Medicaid drug rebate program, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–16
116-17 May 10, 2019 Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act To amend the Pittman–Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States. Pub.L. 116–17
116-18 May 23, 2019 (No short title) To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program. Pub.L. 116–18
116-19 May 31, 2019 National Flood Insurance Extension Act of 2019 A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. Pub.L. 116–19
116-20 June 6, 2019 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–20
116-21 June 12th 2019 (No short title) A bill to make technical corrections to the computation of average pay under Public Law 110-279. Pub.L. 116–21
116-22 June 24, 2019 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 A bill to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–22
116-23 June 25, 2019 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–23
116-24 June 25, 2019 Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act To amend section 6 of the Joint Resolution entitled "A Joint Resolution to approve the Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes". Pub.L. 116–24
116-25 July 1, 2019 Taxpayer First Act To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–25
116-26 July 1, 2019 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–26
116-27 July 5, 2019 (No short title) To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019. Pub.L. 116–27
116-28 July 5, 2019 (No short title) Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to authorize unique and one-time arrangements for displays on the National Mall and the Washington Monument during the period beginning on July 16, 2019 and ending on July 20, 2019. Pub.L. 116–28
116-29 July 5, 2019 (No short title) A bill to provide for a 2-week extension of the Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–29
116-30 July 25, 2019 Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019 To provide a lactation room in public buildings. Pub.L. 116–30
116-31 July 25, 2019 Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019 A bill to amend section 175b of title 18, United States Code, to correct a scrivener's error. Pub.L. 116–31
116-32 July 25, 2019 Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019 A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–32
116-33 July 25, 2019 Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019 A bill to clarify seasoning requirements for certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–33
116-34 July 29, 2019 Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act To extend authorization for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 through fiscal year 2092, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–34
116-35 July 30, 2019 LEGION Act A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize The American Legion to determine the requirements for membership in The American Legion, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–35
116-36 July 31, 2019 (No short title) To amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the credit hour requirement for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pub.L. 116–36
116-37 August 2, 2019 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, to establish a congressional budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, to temporarily suspend the debt limit, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–37
116-38 August 2, 2019 (No short title) A bill to allow the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the date of enactment of this Act to continue to serve as such Deputy Administrator. Pub.L. 116–38
116-39 August 6, 2019 Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019 To provide for certain extensions with respect to the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–39
116-40 August 9, 2019 (No short title) To amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona. Pub.L. 116–40
116-41 August 9, 2019 (No short title) To rename the Success Dam in Tulare County, California, as the Richard L. Schafer Dam. Pub.L. 116–41
116-42 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the "Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office". Pub.L. 116–42
116-43 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the "Congressman Bill Carney Post Office". Pub.L. 116–43
116-44 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the "Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building". Pub.L. 116–44
116-45 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the "Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building". Pub.L. 116–45
116-46 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the "Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office". Pub.L. 116–46
116-47 August 21, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the "Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building". Pub.L. 116–47
116-48 August 22, 2019 (No short title) To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees. Pub.L. 116–48
116-49 August 22, 2019 Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program. Pub.L. 116–49
116-50 August 22, 2019 Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents Act of 2019 To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–50
116-51 August 23, 2019 Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 To amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "family farmer". Pub.L. 116–51
116-52 August 23, 2019 HAVEN Act To exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Pub.L. 116–52
116-53 August 23, 2019 National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days. Pub.L. 116–53
116-54 August 23, 2019 Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 To amend chapter 11 of title 11, United States Code, to address reorganization of small businesses, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–54
116-55 August 23, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the "Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office". Pub.L. 116–55
116-56 August 23, 2019 Restore the Harmony Way Bridge Act To transfer a bridge over the Wabash River to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–56
116-57 September 22, 2019 Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019 To direct the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for and make determinations regarding roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–57
116-58 September 26, 2019 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019 To increase, effective as of December 1, 2019, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–58
116-59 September 27, 2019 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019 Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–59
116-60 September 30, 2019 Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019 To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to research on autism spectrum disorder and enhance programs relating to autism, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–60
116-61 September 30, 2019 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–61
116-62 October 4, 2019 Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act A bill to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–62
116-63 October 4, 2019 (No short title) A bill to permit States to transfer certain funds from the clean water revolving fund of a State to the drinking water revolving fund of the State in certain circumstances, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–63
116-64 October 9, 2019 Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019 To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–64
116-65 October 9, 2019 Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of Christa McAuliffe. Pub.L. 116–65
116-66 October 31, 2019 (No short title) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the "Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building". Pub.L. 116–66
116-67 November 7, 2019 National POW/MIA Flag Act To amend title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property. Pub.L. 116–67
116-68 November 8, 2019 Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act To award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race. Pub.L. 116–68
116-69 November 21, 2019 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–69
116-70 November 22, 2019 Rebuilding Small Businesses After Disasters Act To extend the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans. Pub.L. 116–70
116-71 November 25, 2019 Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act An act to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote. Pub.L. 116–71
116-72 November 25, 2019 Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act To revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–72
116-73 November 26, 2019 Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019 To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–73
116-74 November 27, 2019 ONDCP Technical Corrections Act of 2019 To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to make technical corrections. Pub.L. 116–74
116-75 November 27, 2019 Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 To authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–75
116-76 November 27, 2019 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 To amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, and for other purposes. Pub.L. 116–76
116-77 November 27, 2019 (No short title) A bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force Pub.L. 116–77

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