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Federal Legislative History: Congressional Bills

Versions of Bills

Overview

The legislative process begins when a bill is introduced in the Senate or the House of Representatives. A bill may undergo many revisions as it works its way through the legislative process. An enrolled bill is the version of the bill that was passed by Congress.

Congressional Bills (Online)

Library of Congress House Bills and Resolutions 6th Congress - 42nd Congress Open Access
       
Library of Congress Senate Bills and Resolutions 16th Congress - 42nd Congress Open Access
       
FDsys Congressional Bills 103rd Congress - present Open Access
       
WestlawNext Historical Proposed Legislation 104th Congress - present Special Restrictions

Locating bills from previous Congresses at the University of Florida Libraries (Microform)

Congressional Bills 73rd - 107th Congress Fiche Cabinet: #23, Drawer 3 - #24, Drawer 4 Legal Information Center
       
Congressional Bills 1st - 55th Congress Microfilm Library West

 *Note: To access Congressional bills between the 56th and 72nd Congress (1899 - 1933), please contact the Law Library of Congress for information

Congressional Bill