What happens now? When will the Senate vote on it? And if the Senate passes, what happens then?

  • Please be more specific about the type of happenings you're asking about here. – agc Apr 4 at 23:23

The Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R.1380 116th Congress) will have no further action because all necessary actions were not complete before the end of the 116th Congress.

A companion bill Big Cat Public Safety Act (S.2561 116th Congress) never got a hearing.

That they cannot become law is true, as well, for measures introduced in the 115th Congress S.2990 and H.R.1818 under the same name.

And similar bills introduced in the 114th, 113th, 112th, etc. Congresses.

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    What does that mean then? Does it need to start over again for the 117th Congress? – ganidat Jan 18 at 22:39
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    It means that it would have to pass the House of Representatives again, as well as the Senate within the same two-year Congress, before becoming law. – Joe C Jan 18 at 22:51
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    @code_life - Yes, I added additional references for attempts to pass legislation in earlier Congresses. – Rick Smith Jan 18 at 22:52
  • @JoeC what about the president? doesn't he need to sign the bill as well? – ganidat Jan 19 at 2:13
  • @code_life Yes, though with the 10-days exception and veto override there's a sense in which no he doesn't. But the focus here is on the Congressional side of things. – zibadawa timmy Jan 19 at 4:11

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