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Federal Government Information: U.S. Legislative

Congressional Bills and Resolutions

Congressional Bills and Resolutions 

United States Code (USC)

USC is the law "as amended" divided into 50 titles (not all of which are currently in use)

Congressional Materials

Congressional Record

- is the proceedings of the U.S. Congress; there were several preceeding titles.

Open Access Law

Public Library of Law

  • legal research
  • federal and 50 states laws


Code of Federal Regulations

  • Administrative rules passed by agencies
  • Codification of general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register

Federal Register





Historical Documents

Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: 
U.S. Congressional Documents & Debates, 1774-1873

  • full text of the 1st through 42nd Congresses
  • Congressional Record (House Journal, Senate Journal and Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, & Congressional Globe)
  • Statutes at Large
  • also documents on the Continental Congress and constitutional debates (1774-89) in the Journals of the Continental Congress, Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of the Federal Constitution (Elliot's Debates)
  • selected documents from the US Serial Set.

National Constitution Center

  • “disseminates information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis"