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Finding Bills and Laws

Federal Legislation

Search Congress.gov directly using the search box below.

 

State Legislation

Search Tips

  • Use filters on the left-hand side of the results pages.  Ex: Bill Type, Status of Legislation, Subject, etc.
  • Use the 'browse' features to see the legislation for various topics.
  • When you find an interesting piece of legislation, look it up in Google or the library databases to see if people are talking about it.

Finding News and Literature

For a full list of library databases, see A-Z databses.

Citations

Citing Bills

Templates

  • House of Representatives:  Title, H.R. bill or resolution number, ### Cong. (year). URL [optional]
  • Senate:  Title, S. bill or resolution number, ### Cong. (year). URL [optional]

Examples

 

In-Text Citations

Examples

  • Senate Bill 1312 (2017)
  • (S. 1312, 2017)
  • (H.R. 2245, 2017)

 

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