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The 117th Congress, 2nd Session (Calendar Year 2022)

Appropriations Bills and Law Since 1998
House Contracting Bills
Second Session - 1/1/22 to 12/31/22
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H. R. 9349 New Introduced on 11/17/2022 to improve public-private partnerships and increase Federal research, development, and demonstration related to the evolution of next generation pipeline systems.  Press release.
H. R. 9347 New Introduced on 11/17/2022 to amend the Small Business Act to modify requirements relating to certain employee-owned businesses.
H. R. 9262 Introduced on 11/03/2022 to make improvements to cybersecurity acquisition policies of the Department of Defense.
H. R. 9016 Introduced on 9/28/22 to codify the scorecard program of the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 8997 Introduced on 9/28/22 to prohibit the Administrator of General Services from awarding contracts for certain commercial payment systems under the SmartPay Program.
H. R. 8969 Introduced on 9/22/22 to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Federal electric vehicle fleet battery management.
H. R. 8953 Introduced on 9/22/22 as the Small Business Set-Aside Extension Act of 2022 to extend the participation period for covered small business concerns in the 8(a) small business program.  Press Release and draft bill.
H. R. 8942 Introduced on 9/21/22 to extend the transfer date for the verification of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 8941 Introduced on 9/21/22 to to increase, prime contracting opportunities for small business concerns.
H. R. 8783 Introduced on 9/9/22 to provide for emergency acquisition authority in the event of armed attack against a United States ally or partner by a foreign adversary of the United States.  Press Release and draft bill.
H. R. 8782 Introduced on 9/9/22 to require disclosure by Department of Homeland Security contractors of contracts with Chinese entities.
H. R. 8779 Introduced on 9/9/22 to modify the biannual report on overseas capital construction projects.
H. R. 8466 New On 9/29/22, passed House.

Introduced on 7/21/22 to require the head of each agency to establish a plan relating to the safety of Federal employees and contractors physically present at certain worksites during a nationwide public health emergency declared for an infectious disease

H. R. 8325 Introduced on 7/11/22 as the Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act, to prevent personal conflicts of interest in Federal acquisition.
H. R. 8322 Introduced on 7/11/22 as the Strengthening Tools to Obstruct and Prevent Fraud Act of 2022 or the STOP Fraud Act to establish the Federal Real Anti-fraud Unified Directorate, to require agencies implement anti-fraud controls for programs susceptible to significant improper payments and high-priority programs.
H. R. 8273 Introduced on 7/1/22 as the Small Business Payment for Performance Act 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.  DRAFT bill Press Release.
H. R. 8232 Introduced on 6/24/22 to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to provide that authority under the Act can only be exercised during a period in which Congress has formally declared war.
H. R. 8230 Introduced on 6/24/22 to terminate certain contracts relating to the construction of the border fence and to transfer unused border fence material to the States along the southwest border.
H. R. 8135 Introduced on 6/16/22 to require the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the effects of anticompetitive contracting clauses in contracts between health insurers and health care providers and to determine actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice relating to the use of such clauses in such contracts and to assess their ability to effectively enforce the Federal antitrust laws with respect to such use.
H. R. 8124 Introduced on 6/16/22 to amend section 8302 of title 41, United States Code, to require Buy American Act requirements to apply to solar power purchase agreements.
H. R. 8079 Introduced on 6/15/22 to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program.
H. R. 8007 Introduced on 6/9/22 as the Stop Price Gouging The Military Act.
H. R. 7900 On 7/14/22, passed the House.

On 7/8/22, supplemental report filed by the House Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 117-397, Part II.

On 7/1/22, reported by the House Committee on Armed Services with H. Rept. 117-397.

Introduced on 5/27/22 as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.

H. R. 7866 Introduced on 5/27/22 to direct the Department of Transportation and the Small Business Administration to strengthen and advance certain disadvantaged businesses Giving Disadvantaged Businesses Opportunities for Success Act
H. R. 7694 On 6/8/22, passed House.

On 5/17/22, reported by the House Committee on Small Business with H. Rept. 117-332.

Introduced on 5/10/22 to modify the requirements relating to the evaluation of the subcontracting plans of certain offerors.

H. R. 7628 Introduced on 4/28/22 as the IMPROVE the SBA Act to increase oversight of and improve programs of the Small Business Administration.
H. R. 7622

On 6/8/22, passed House.

On 5/17/22, reported by the House Committee on Small Business with H. Rept. 117-329.

Introduced on 4/28/22 as the Small Business Workforce Pipeline Act of 2022 to include requirements relating to apprenticeship program assistance for small business development centers.

H. R. 7602 Introduced on 4/27/22 as the Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act to prevent organizational conflicts of interest in Federal acquisition.
H. R. 7379 Introduced on 4/4/22 as the Military Vehicle Fleet Electrification Act to transition the nontactical vehicle fleet of the Department of Defense to electric or other zero emission vehicles.
H. R. 7185 Introduced on 3/21/2022 as the Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act to prohibit Federal procurement from companies operating in the Russian Federation.
H. R. 7149 Introduced on 3/21/2022 as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Expansion Act to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation.
H. R. 6871

Passed the House on 5/17/2022.

Introduced on 2/28/22 as the DHS Acquisition Reform Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security

H. R. 6861 Introduced on 3/2/22 as the Reducing Costs of DHS Acquisitions Act to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches.
H. R. 6839 Introduced on 2/25/22 as the Protecting the Future of America’s Federal Contractors Act to prohibit agencies of the Federal Government from evaluating bids and proposals on the basis of information related to noncompliance with a Federal contractor COVID–19 vaccine mandate.
H. R. 6445

Passed House on 4/26/22

On 3/2/22 reported by the House Committee on Small Business with H. Rept. 117-260, Part I.

Introduced on 1/20/22 as the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2022 to require an annual report on entrepreneurial development programs.

H. R. 6391 Introduced on 1/20/22 as the U.S. Leadership in Space Act of 2022 to ensure continued United States leadership in space and low-Earth orbit.
Senate Contracting Bills
Second Session - 1/1/22 to 12/31/22
S. 5076 New Introduced on 11/14/2022 as the Service-Disabled Veteran Opportunities in Small Business Act to require training for employees of Federal agencies that award less than 3 percent of prime contracts to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans
S. 5044 Introduced on 9/28/22 to improve the Federal contracting programs of the Small Business Administration.
S. 4989 Introduced on 9/28/22 to include additional special considerations for developing and implementing the energy performance goals and energy performance master plan of the Department of Defense and to require a report on the feasibility of terminating energy procurement from foreign entities of concern.
S. 4930 Introduced on 9/22/22 as the Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act.
S. 4900 New Became Public Law on 9/30/22.

On September 20, passed Senate.

Introduced on 9/20/22 to reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs and pilot programs.

S. 4863 Introduced on 9/15/22 to improve the Women's Business Center Program. 
S. 4853 Introduced on 9/14/22 as the American Defense Programs, Logistics, and Acquisitions for our Nation's Security Act of 2022.  See Congressional Record.
S. 4852 Introduced on 9/14/22 to permanently authorize the SBIR and STTR programs.  Press Release.
S. 4805 Introduced on 9/8/22 to provide for emergency acquisition authority in the event of armed attack against a United States ally or partner by a foreign adversary of the United States.  Press Release.
S. 4623 Introduced on 7/26/22 as the AGILE Procurement Act of 2022, to advance Government innovation through leading-edge procurement capability.  Press Release.
S. 4553 On 9/15/22, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported the bill by Senator Peters without amendment and with written report No. 117-149.

Introduced on 7/19/22 as the Extension of Department of Homeland Security Other Transaction Authority Act of 2022, to extend other transaction authority for the Department of Homeland Security

S. 4552 Introduced on 7/19/22 as the Extension of Authority to Acquire Innovative Commercial Items Act of 2022, to acquire innovative commercial items using general solicitation procedures.
S. 4543 On July 18, 2022, reported to Senate by Senator Reed with written report No. 117-130.

Introduced on 7/18/22, as the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2023 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

S. 4516 Introduced on 7/13/22, to require the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to develop government wide procurement policy and guidance to mitigate organizational conflict of interests relating to national security and foreign policy.
S. 4473 Introduced on 6/23/22 as the Defense Infrastructure Support Act to extend the authorization of use of depot working capital funds for unspecified minor military construction projects for the revitalization and recapitalization of defense industrial base facilities.
S. 4433 Introduced on 6/16/22 to authorize amounts to be made available for improvements to the Coast Guard Yard.
S. 4413 Introduced on 6/15/22 to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program, and for other purposes.
S. 4380 Introduced on 6/13/2022 to transition the nontactical vehicle fleet of the Department of Defense to electric or other zero emission vehicles.
S. 4374 Introduced 6/9/22 as the Stop Price Gouging the Military Act to prevent price gouging at the Department of Defense.
S. 4158 Introduced 5/5/22 as the Encouraging Small Business Innovation Act to amend the small business laws to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program.
S. 4057 On 8/3/22, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported by Senator Peters with an amendment in the nature of a substitute with written report No. 117-139.

Introduced on 5/25/22 as the Strategic EV Management Act of 2022 to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Federal electric vehicle fleet battery management.

S. 3929 Introduced on 3/24/22 as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Expansion Act to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation.
S. 3470

On &/13/22, passed Senate.

On 5/24/22 reported by Senator Peters with written report No. 117-116

Introduced on 1/11/22 as the as the End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022 to provide for the implementation of certain trafficking in contracting provisions.

S. 1260 On 6/08/2021, passed the Senate.

Introduced on 4/20/21, as the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, to establish a new Directorate for Technology and Innovation in the National Science Foundation, to establish a regional technology hub program, to require a strategy and report on economic security, science, research, innovation, manufacturing, and job creation, to establish a critical supply chain resiliency program.

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