Senators Offer First Bills of 112th Congress

As the first legislative day of the 112th Congress came to an end yesterday, Senators from both parties had “introduced 201 bills,” according to OpenCongress.

Among them were “Senate bills 1-10, which are customarily reserved for the Majority Leader to use for laying out the majority’s legislative goals for the session, ordered by priority from highest (S.1) to lowest (S.10).”

  • S.1 – A bill to strengthen the economic competitiveness of the United States.
  • S.2 – A bill to help middle class families succeed.
  • S.3 – A bill to promote fiscal responsibility and control spending.
  • S.4 – A bill to make America the world’s leader in clean energy.
  • S.5 – A bill to reform schools and give America’s children the tools they need to succeed.
  • S.6 – A bill to reform America’s broken immigration system.
  • S.7 – A bill to reform the Federal tax code.
  • S.8 – A bill to strengthen America’s national security.
  • S.9 – A bill to reform America’s political system and eliminate gridlock that blocks progress.
  • S.10 – A bill to ensure equity for women and address rising pressures on American families.

The text of these measures, largely symbolic in nature, “typically express the sense of the Senate that Congress should pass bills dealing with their title heading and give a little more detail about what should be in the bills.”


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