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United States Government Resources: Online Legislative Resources

United States government resources in the Law Library and on the Internet.

Congress.gov

Access Congress.gov to locate federal legislative documents: bill text, committee reports, public laws, and the Congressional Record. This site works well on all platforms and devices.

Federal Legislative History Research

Looking for an introduction to Federal legislative history research? Take a look at the Congressional Research Service report, Legislative history research : a basic guide.

Legislative Insight, a ProQuest Congressional publication, features numerous federal legislative histories. This database is available to NSU Law faculty, students, staff, and in-house users only.

Legislative Resources

Archive-It Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

  • CRS reports, collected since 2008 by the Stanford University Social Sciences Research Group. "There are several organizations that collect and give access to subsets of published CRS Reports. This collection attempts to bring all CRS Reports together in one place."

GovTrack.us

  • This site allows you to follow legislation as it moves through Congress. You can search for members of congress, bills & resolutions, voting records, congressional committees, and the Congressional record.

Guide to the House and Senate Members of the Current Congress

  • A single guide incorporating information and pictures from several sources on members of the current Congress.

 Law Library of Congress

  • Find national and international legal resources at the Law Library of Congress.

LLSDC's Legislative Sourcebook

  • Learn how to research federal legislative history from expert law librarians in D.C.

Open CRS Network

  • "Congressional Research Reports for the People."

OpenCongress.org

  • Get information about members of Congress (including voting records), congressional committees, and legislation in progress. A section called The Money Trail enable you to discover what groups made what financial contributions to what member of Congress.

Thomas

  • Locate federal legislative documents: bill text, committee reports, public laws, link to the Congressional Record.

U.S. Code

  • PDF version of the U.S.C. from the U.S. government

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Find your Representative, track current House activity; locate House committees, calendars and schedules.

U.S. House of Representatives Video Feed

  • Watch live streaming video, search archives of all floor proceedings from the 111th Congress, or select from various RSS feeds to customize your listening and/or viewing experience.

U.S. Senate

  • Track current legislative activity, roll call votes, treaty status; find historical information on the U.S. Senate and links to all Senate committees.

 

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