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Legislative Histories of U.S. Laws Guide

Guides to Doing Legislative Research

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Getting Started

Complete Legislative Histories have already been compiled for most laws passed since 1969. Go to ProQuest Legislative Insight.



If you can't find a COMPILED Legislative History for your law, follow these links:

If you can't find an already-compiled legislative history for your law, then you will have to create one from 'scratch'. 

Congressional Action

Historical Documents


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