On October 28, 2015, the House passed HR 1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 by a vote of 266-167.
The bill increased military and domestic spending levels and suspended the debt ceiling until March 2017.
In the second session, the 114th Congress enacted 133 out of 3,159 introduced bills (4.2 percent).
Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 7.0 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.
On June 12, 2015, the House rejected the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) measure in HR 1314 - Trade Act of 2015 by a vote of 126 to 302.
TAA is a federal program providing American workers displaced by foreign trade agreements with job training and services.
The bill required President Barack Obama to submit the details of the nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review.On May 15, 2015, the House passed HR 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 by a vote of 269-151.The bill "authorizes FY2016 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths.It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation." Butterfield voted with 142 other Democrats and 8 Republicans against the bill.On November 5, 2015, the House passed S 1356 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 by a vote of 370-58.