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Legislative History: Congressional Websites

This guide will help you compile a legislative history using library databases and other online resources.

Formerly THOMAS, this site was created by the Library of Congress in 1995 to make legislative information freely available.  It is a great source for legislation enacted since 1973. You can use  to find documents related to a particular act, as well as legislative history summaries.


The Government Printing Office (GPO) website provides many valuable legislative links.

Other Congressonal Websites

THOMAS and GPO are the most comprehensive websites for congressional information, but both the House and Senate maintain their own websites, which are also good sources of legislative information. 

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