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 History KF2762.115 .A15 199
To find others, try a keyword search in our catalog using terms from the popular title of your act and the phrase "legislative history." (Example: cable and legislative history)
For more information on how to do legislative history research, read our Legislative History Research Guide or watch our Legislative History Video Tutorial.