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Congressional Publications: Bills and Laws

What Are They?

Bills are legislative proposals from the House of Representatives and Senate within the United States Congress.

The President signs the bill into a law.  Public laws affect society as a whole, while private laws affect an individual, family, or small group.
Source: FDsys

Coverage: 1987-current

How to Find Them?

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  2. Select "Bills & Laws"

Other Resources

Bills via FDsys (Online & Full Text)

Public and Private Laws via FDsys(Online & Full Text)

Statutes at Large is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress.

  • OWU Beeghly Government Documents Area (Print)
    SuDoc#: AE 2.111:
    via FDsys (Online & Full Text)