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Tracing Federal Legislation

This guide provides resources you can use to assemble a legislative history of a law, act, or bill.

Websites

SHSU Government Documents
The Government Documents Department of the Newton Gresham Library provides users with free unrestricted access to documents and other materials published by both the United States federal government and the Texas State government.

The Library of Congress: Thomas
THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.  Among other things, you can:

      Search for the text of bills and resolutions for the current congress.
      Search bill summary and status.
      Search for bills across multiple congresses.
      Search for public laws.
      Search the Congressional Record.


United States Senate
Published by the Senate, this website contains a great deal of information related to Senate activity, including legislation and committees.

United States House of Representatives
Published by the House of Representatives, this website contains a great deal of information related to Senate activity, including legislation and committees.

 

 

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