Tag Archives: Legislative History

Simplify Legislative History Searching

If you dislike doing legislative history, then Legislative Insight is your new best friend. This database contains over 18,000 Federal legislative histories going back to 1929 and is continually updating its holdings.  All you need to provide is the bill … Continue reading

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Finding or Compiling Federal Legislative Histories Electronically

Recently, at a Congressional Information Symposium sponsored by the Arizona Association of Law Libraries, Sabrina I. Pacifici  gave a presentation entitled “Finding or Compiling Federal Legislative Histories Electronically.” The eight page PDF handout contains more than 240 links to assist you … Continue reading

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It’s Sine Die for Georgia Legislature

Today is Sine Die, the day that Georgia’s legislators wrap up the 2013 legislative session. Although the only legislation the General Assembly is required to pass is a 2014 budget, the legislators are expected to work until midnight tonight on … Continue reading

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A Digital Archive of C-SPAN Video

C-SPAN now offers a digital archive of Congressional proceedings all the way back to 1987.  So if you are performing legislative history, want to see debate from a popular Bill, or would like to view testimony from a hearing, this … Continue reading

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Legislative History Research: A Basic Guide

The Congressional Research Service has just issued a great guide on how to conduct Federal Legislative History.  It provides different resources to review when conducting legislative history and the chronological process of passing a bill.  Here is a link to … Continue reading

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ConText — Historical Documents of the Constitution

James Madison’s Montpelier Center for the Constitution recently launched a website called ConText that will upload the text of historical documents of the Constitution.  They will be adding additional documents later but currently it has James Madison’s Notes of Debates … Continue reading

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