A. United States Code
- Federal communications statutes are contained in Title 47 of the United States Code.
- Official and annotated codes in print, United States Code, United States Code Annotated, United States Code Service, are all available in the Williams Library Reading Room.
- United States Code online
- Pike & Fischer Communications Regulation Online (for community only). Sections are referred to by Communications Act of 1934 section numbers.
B. Proposed Federal Legislation
C. Federal Legislative Histories
For some federal communications laws, there are compiled legislative histories available in the Library. These compilations usually include bills, Congressional Record debates, reports and hearings. Examples include:
- Max D. Paglin, editor, A Legislative History of the Communications Act of 1934 KF2762.113 .A15 1989
- Max D. Paglin, editor, The Communications Act: A Legislative History of the Major Amendments, 1934-1996 KF2762.113 .A15a 1999
- Robert E. Emeritz et al., editors, The 1992 Cable Act: Law & Legislative History KF2844.A31992 A163 1992
- Robert E. Emeritz et al., editors, The Telecommunications Act of 1996: Law & Legislative HistoryKF2762.115 .A15 1996
- Westlaw: TELECOM-LH (Legislative history of the Telecommunications Competition & Deregulation Act of 1996)
To find others, try a keyword search in GULLiver using terms from the popular title of your act and the phrase "legislative history." Example: cable and legislative history. For complete legislative history information, read our Legislative History Research Guide orLegislative History Tutorial.