*Party division totals are based on election day results.
Intraparty conflict threw the House into disarray when John Boehner of Ohio abruptly announced his resignation as Speaker of the House on September 25, 2015. More than a month later, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin assumed the speakership. Operating in the shadow of a contentious presidential election and continual brinksmanship over government funding, tensions among Members and between the House and Senate remained high. The Senate passed fewer than one third of the 773 bills passed by the House. Among the few major bipartisan legislative achievements of the 114th Congress were the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the former federal K-12 education guidelines under No Child Left Behind, and the DRIVE (Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy) Act, a comprehensive funding agreement for transportation infrastructure through 2021.
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|Number||Date||Petition to Discharge|
|No. 0001||April 30, 2015||the Committee on Financial Services from consideration of the bill (H.R. 1031) entitled, a bill Promoting U.S. Jobs Through Exports Act of 2015, which was referred to said committee April 30, 2015 (H.R. 1031)|
|No. 0002||October 9, 2015||the Committee on Rules from consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 450), a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes, which was referred to said committee September 30, 2015 (H. Res. 450)|
|No. 0003||December 7, 2015||the Committee on the Judiciary from consideration of the bill (H.R. 1076), entitled, a bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist, which was referred to said committee February 25, 2015 (H.R. 10176)|
|No. 0004||June 15, 2016||the Committee on the Judiciary from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 2867) entitled, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes, which was referred to said committee June 24, 2015 (H.R. 2867)|
|No. 0005||June 21, 2016||the Committees on Appropriations and the Budget from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 5044) entitled, a bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus, which was referred to said committees April 25, 2016 (H.R. 5044)|
|No. 0006||July 11, 2016||the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, and the Budget from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1434) entitled, a bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes, which was referred to said committees March 18, 2015 (H.R. 1434)|
1John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House on October 29, 2015.