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Federal Legislative History Resources

Legislative history, popular name of the public law, bills, hearings, debates, House and Senate reports, conference reports.

How to Research Federal Legislative History


Federal Legislative History Resources

The purpose of this research guide is to identify resources for locating federal legislative history documents, including bills, committee reports, hearings, and debates. The resources identified here will not only describe reference tools for finding individual Congressional documents, but also sources that provide compiled legislative histories that pull together all the relevant documents of a particular piece of legislation.

Using the Catalog (JACOB) to Find Federal Legislative History Resources

Search by Call # Range:

  • JK 1012 - 1432 - Congress. Legislative branch
  • JK 1154 - 1276 - Senate
  • JK 1308 - 1432 - House of Representatives

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