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Federal Congressional Procedure & Legislative History : Introduction

A guide to researching the procedure of the United State Congress and the legislative history of federal laws.

Introduction to Legislative History

Welcome!  This research guide will introduce you to the basic process of how a bill becomes law and the documents created along the way.

To navigate this guide, select a tab on the left-hand side of the page to locate the various documents created as legislation works its way through Congress. Unless otherwise noted, all call numbers refer to locations at the UW Law Library. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can search the Library Catalog or Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance (click on the Reference Services policy).