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 Recent Laws

The Office of the Federal Register has assigned law numbers to the following bill(s) approved by the President:

H.R. 4374   /    Public Law 115-92
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes.   (Dec. 12, 2017; 131 Stat. 2023)

H.R. 2810   /    Public Law 115-91
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018   (Dec. 12, 2017; 131 Stat. 1283)

H.J.Res. 123   /    Public Law 115-90
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.   (Dec. 8, 2017; 131 Stat. 1280)

H.R. 3949   /    Public Law 115-89
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.   (Nov. 21, 2017; 131 STAT. 1279)

H.R. 3243   /    Public Law 115-88
To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 21, 2017; 131 STAT. 1278)

H.R. 1679   /    Public Law 115-87
To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 21, 2017; 131 STAT. 1277)

H.R. 1545   /    Public Law 115-86
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 21, 2017; 131 STAT. 1276)

H.R. 194   /    Public Law 115-85
To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 21, 2017; 131 STAT. 1274)

H.R. 3031   /    Public Law 115-84
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan account, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 17, 2017; 131 STAT. 1272)

H.R. 304   /    Public Law 115-83
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.   (Nov. 17, 2017; 131 STAT. 1267)

S. 782   /    Public Law 115-82
To reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1266)

S. 1617   /    Public Law 115-81
To designate the checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located on United States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the "Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint".   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1264)

S. 920   /    Public Law 115-80
To establish a National Clinical Care Commission.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1261)

S. 504   /    Public Law 115-79
To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1258)

S. 190   /    Public Law 115-78
To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1256)

H.R. 2989   /    Public Law 115-77
To establish the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1251)

H.R. 1616   /    Public Law 115-76
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1246)

H.R. 1329   /    Public Law 115-75
To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, 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.   (Nov. 2, 2017; 131 STAT. 1244)

H.J. Res. 111   /    Public Law 115-74
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements".   (Nov. 1, 2017; 131 STAT. 1243)

S. 585   /    Public Law 115-73
Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017   (Oct. 26, 2017; 131 Stat. 1235)

H.R. 2266   /    Public Law 115-72
Making additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.   (Oct. 26, 2017; 131 STAT. 1224)

S. 652   /    Public Law 115-71
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.   (Oct. 18, 2017; 131 STAT. 1218)

S. 178   /    Public Law 115-70
To prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.   (Oct. 18, 2017; 131 STAT. 1208)

H.R. 1117   /    Public Law 115-69
To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster.   (Oct. 18, 2017; 131 STAT. 1207)

S. 1141   /    Public Law 115-68
To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.   (Oct. 6, 2017; 131 STAT. 1202)

S. 810   /    Public Law 115-67
To facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes.   (Oct. 6, 2017; 131 STAT. 1200)

S. 327   /    Public Law 115-66
To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.   (Oct. 6, 2017; 131 STAT. 1196)

H.R. 2519   /    Public Law 115-65
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.   (Oct. 6, 2017; 131 STAT. 1191)

S. 1866   /    Public Law 115-64
To provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus-based aid programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, to provide equitable services to children and teachers in private schools, and for other purposes.   (Sept. 29, 2017; 131 STAT. 1187)

H.R. 3823   /    Public Law 115-63
To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes.   (Sept. 29, 2017; 131 STAT. 1168)

H.R. 3819   /    Public Law 115-62
To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   (Sept. 29, 2017; 131 STAT. 1159)

H.R. 3110   /    Public Law 115-61
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.   (Sept. 27, 2017; 131 STAT. 1158)

S. 1616   /    Public Law 115-60
To award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole, in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.   (Sept. 15, 2017; 131 STAT. 1154)

H.R. 624   /    Public Law 115-59
To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on Federal documents sent by mail, and for other purposes.   (Sept. 15, 2017; 131 STAT. 1152)

S.J. Res. 49   /    Public Law 115-58
Condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.   (Sept. 14, 2017; 131 STAT. 1149)

H.R. 3732   /    Public Law 115-57
To amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries.   (Sept. 12, 2017; 131 STAT. 1148)

H.R. 601   /    Public Law 115-56
Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.   (Sept. 8, 2017; 131 STAT. 1129)

H.R. 2288   /    Public Law 115-55
To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   (Aug. 23, 2017; 131 STAT. 1105)

H.J. Res. 76   /    Public Law 115-54
Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.   (Aug. 22, 2017; 131 STAT. 1093)

H.R. 339   /    Public Law 115-53
To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.   (Aug. 22, 2017; 131 STAT. 1091)