Where can I find a federal congressional bill?

Bill and resolution texts published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) are available on Congress.gov from 1993 (103rd Congress). Bill and resolution texts from 1989-1992 (101st-102nd Congresses), that predate authenticated digital publishing, are partially available.

Bills and resolutions prior to 1873 are selectively available from the Century of Lawmaking project of the Library of Congress.

Bills and resolutions have also been digitized and made part of ProQuest Congressional and ProQuest Legislative Insight databases, which are available onsite at the Library of Congress.

Bills and resolutions are available in print and microform at the Law Library of Congress and are selectively available at other libraries throughout the country, including some Federal Depository Libraries.

For more information about federal bills and resolutions, visit the Law Library's research guide, Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide.

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