Legislative Checklist: 115th Congress

Legislative Checklist: 115th Congress

Legislative Checklist for the 115th Congress: Major Space-Related Legislation was a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that identified and tracked major legislation concerning the U.S. space program (civil, military and commercial) introduced in the 115th Congress (2017-2018).  The final version of this checklist was published on January 2, 2019, the last full day of the 115th Congress.  NASA, NOAA and other departments and agencies in seven of the 12 appropriations bills were shutdown as of that date because Congress and the White House did not agree on funding for President Trump’s border wall.  That is in the Homeland Security appropriations bill, but the six other bills, including Commerce-Justice-Science that funds NASA and NOAA,  were politically intertwined with it.

This fact sheet is being retained for historical purposes.  Information includes bill numbers, dates of action taken by congressional committees, report numbers when bills are reported from committee, and public law numbers for those signed into law.  Historical checklists are also available on SpacePolicyOnline.com for the 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses.