I'm searching for the legislative history of a federal law. Where do I start?

The Law Library of Congress has published a comprehensive online research guide on the materials that comprise a federal legislative history, including congressional committee reports and hearings, presidential signing statements, and the debates of Congress. Instructions for tracing federal legislation are also included. Researchers can visit Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide to start their research.


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