CQ.com contains the latest news pertaining to activies in Congress. BillTrack tracks bills from introduction to passage, with detailed legislative histories. Bill Text contains the full, searchable text of all bill versions, with links to a PDF version of the bill from the GPO web site. Bill Comparison enables you to find the differences in language between two versions of the same bill, two related bills, or any two bills from the 104th to the current Congress. CQ Schedules is a continually updated calendar of legislative and policy events in the House, Senate and around Washington. CQ Today contains articles on all important activities scheduled for that day plus a comprehensive wrap-up of all the previous day's Hill news.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, or Farrand's Records, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (1787-88), or Elliot's Debates; the Journals of the House of Representatives (1789-1875) and the Senate (1789-1875), including the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875); the Journal of William Maclay (1789-91), senator from Pennsylvania in the 1st Congress; the debates of Congress as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838); and congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799) in the House of Representatives and the 16th Congress (1819) in the Senate. A select number of documents and reports from the monumental U.S. Congressional Serial Set are available as well. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
HeinOnline: Session Laws Library
The Session Laws collection contains session laws for the United States, Canada, the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. Statutes at Large are from 1789 forward, in PDF format.
HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive
State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Browse or search the statutes by state, publication title, date, and text. Coverage goes back until 1717. Note: this library does not contain current state statutes. The titles included for each state were verified against Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications.
HeinOnline: U.S. Congressional Documents Library
HeinOnline has various modules, which are are fully-searchable. This database contains PDF documents for Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, Congressional Globe, Congressional Record, American State Papers, and Journals of the Continental Congress.
HeinOnline: U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library is a collection of federal legislative histories on landmark Acts. Each piece of legislation available in the database includes the public law number, Statutes at Large citation, and any relevant books, articles, and Legislative Histories in its entry.
LexisNexis Academic Universe provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepards Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
NationalJournal.com incorporates content and resources from all branches of National Journal Group Inc.: CongressDaily, The Hotline, American Health Line, Technology Daily. Also features Hotline Mobile, polling results, campaign and issue ads, the online Almanac of American politics, "buzz" columns, a calendar of Washington events, and top stories from the weekly National Journal.
Bills & Public Laws 1987-present; Committee Prints & misc. publications 1817-present; Congressional Record Bound Edition & predecessors 1789-2001; Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-present; Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports 1916-present; Hearings 1817-present; House & Senate Documents 1817-present; House & Senate Reports 1789-present; Serial Set publications 1789-present; Serial Set Maps 1789-1969; CIS Legislative Histories 1969-present.
ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789-2017
Presidential executive orders and proclamations since the beginning of the U.S. presidency to the present are searchable by keyword and title.
ProQuest Indian claims insight
Access the claims presented to Congress, the Indian Claims Commission and the U.S. Court of Claims by keyword and docket number. Content included are decisions, briefs, maps, journals and testimony.
ProQuest Legislative Insight
ProQuest Legislative Insight makes available more than 18,000 histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. Nine thousand of these histories are new and 4,000 include new research. Includes only bills that have passed.Subjects: Legislation
ProQuest U.S. Supreme court records and briefs, 1975 - 2016
This database compiles briefs, dockets, appendixes, oral arguments, opinions and other documents for Supreme Court cases from 1975-2016. Currently, only 2004-2014 is available, they will be adding additional years each quarter, with completion by December 2017. Q2 1995-2004, Q3 1985-1994, Q4 1975-1984.
THOMAS : Legislative Information on the Internet
Includes: Full text of bills and resolutions: 1989-present (101st Congress forward); Summary information about bills and resolutions: 1973-present (93rd Congress forward); Congressional record: 1989-present (101st Congress forward); Committee reports: 1995-present (104th Congress forward); Presidential nominations: 1987-present (100th Congress forward); Treaties: 1967-present (90th Congress forward). Also includes the text of How our laws are made, by Charles W. Johnson.
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