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Congressional Bills and Resolutions (Full Text)
Congressional Bills and Resolutions in Full Text
- Congressional Bills 1993+ and all published versions of bills for the current congress (GPO)
- Thomas (LC)
- Bills - (LexisNexis Congressional) - CC users only
Legislative Histories and Bill Tracking
Statutes (Public Law)
Bills become Public Laws which are bound sequentially in the order they were signed into law into the U.S. Statutes at Large.
- is the proceedings of the U.S. Congress; there were several preceeding titles.
- for the Senate and House they eventually become part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; they present legislative intent of bills and frequently contain statistics and useful background.
- these also become part of the U.S. Serial Set; in recent years they are often signing statements of the President.
Congressional Hearings and Committee Prints
are published version of testimony as well as materials submitted to the committees
U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers
- now contain congressional Reports and Documents; previously other congressional and executive branch materials were incorporated including annual reports of executive agencies and statistical compilations (from 1837). Later a retrospective series, the American State Papers covering 1789-1838, was published to incorporate earlier materials.
United States Code (USC)
- is the law "as amended" divided into 50 titles (not all of which are currently in use).
Code of Federal Regulations
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