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Legislative History Research

An overview of the materials and resources needed to construct a legislative history.

Gateways and Portals

Congressional Research Service (CRS)

The CRS, a division of the Library of Congress, provides policy and legal analysis to representatives and senators in Congress.  CRS reports are renown for authoritative, objective, and non-partisan research but are not directly released to the public.  CRS reports are available in several online collections including:

3 Branches of the Government

Federal Congressional Sources