Two Recently-Revised CRS [Congressional Research Service] Guides on Researching (1) Federal Legislation & Regulations and (2) Federal Legislative History


Please see:

Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (Feb. 6, 2017, RL33895)

This is an introduction to selected governmental and non-governmental sources useful in tracking and obtaining information on federal legislation and regulations intended for staff of the U.S. Congress. It includes governmental sources, such as, the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys), and U.S. Senate and U.S. House websites. Nongovernmental or commercial sources include resources such as HeinOnline and the CQ [Congressional Quarterly] websites.

Legislative History Research: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (July 6, 2016, R41865)

This gives an overview of federal legislative history research, the legislative process and where to find congressional documents. It also summarizes reasons why researchers are interested in legislative history, describes the process and development of a piece of legislation and provides a list of easily accessible print and electronic resources.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.