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Legislative History Resources Reference Chart

This chart provides details of the legislative process and all of the documents created during the process.

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Introduction

Legislative history is a term that refers to the documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied and debated. Our Legislative History Research Guide provides details of the legislative process and all of the documents created during the process. It also identifies the most useful resources for locating the documents, including compiled legislative histories. The purpose of this chart is to provide a more comprehensive look at the library resources, as well as free web sources, available for locating specific Congressional documents.