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U.S. Statutes and Other Legislative Resources

See also Research Guides for U.S. Statutes and Other Legislative Resources.

United States Code at the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDsys) (includes access to past editions of the code and supplements back to 1994)
United States Code at House of Representatives (includes a popular name table and other tables to the U.S. Code)
United States Code at Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII) (includes a popular name table and links to related bill summary and status pages from the Thomas web site from the Library of Congress)

Legislative Branch Resources from FDsys
Access bills, selected hearing transcripts, committee reports, Congressional Record, Public and Private Laws, and much more via links under "Featured Collections" or via the "Browse Collections" button which also provides access to materials organized by committee or by date.
Publisher: United States Government Printing Office.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
Includes bills and status information, Public Laws, committee reports, Congressional Record, selected hearing transcripts, and a large amount of information about Congress, House and Senate committees, pending and enacted legislation, etc.
Publisher: Library of Congress.

LexisNexis Congressional (formerly Congressional Universe)
Includes searchable full-text U.S. bill text and status information; committee reports, documents, prints, bills, Congressional Record; prepared statements and selected question & answer transcripts; Public laws and United States Code Service; Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations; information about legislators and committees. The license to this database restricts access to SIU Law Users only.
Publisher: LexisNexis.

Federal Government Resources: Legislative Branch
Frames Index at http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/frames/fedlegfr.html
No-Frames Version at http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/fedlegis.html
A comprehensive listing of government documents related to the U.S. legislative process. Includes links where available.
Publisher: University of Michigan Documents Center.

U.S. Congressional Bibliographies
Includes comprehensive lists of Hearings, Prints, and Publications printed by the Senate, 1983 to present, and lists of House committee meetings recorded in the Congressional Record's Daily Digest, 1985 to present.
Publisher: North Carolina State University Libraries.

United States Senate
United States House Of Representatives

Congressional Budget Office
The CBO was created to provide the Congress with analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process. This site publishes briefs, letters, studies & reports, technical papers, testimony, and other documents on a broad range of economic topics.

Government Accountability Office
The GAO is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress. This site includes reports, testimony, and legal opinions on financial audits, program reviews and evaluations, analyses, and investigations.

Library of Congress (LOC)
The LOC serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the home of the Copyright Office and Congressional Research Service. The LOC's mission includes making its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people. LOC online resources of particular interest to legal researchers include THOMAS (see above), Global Legal Information Network (database of laws and related documents from other countries), Guide to Law Online (an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online, including International and Multinational, Nations of the World, U.S. Federal, and U.S. States and Territories). There is also much information in other fields of research.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports


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