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Congressional Publications: Legislative Histories


The legislative history of a law is the compilation of all the documents published by the Congress from the time it is introduced as a bill to the final enactment.

It includes the following documents:

  • Bills & Versions of Bills
  • Debates (Congressional Record)
  • Hearings
  • House and Senate Documents and Reports (Serial Set)
  • Committee Prints
  • Misc. Publications


How to Find Them?

  1. Make sure to select "Advanced Search"

  2. Select "Legislative Histories"

Other Resources

Legislative histories already compiled: