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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Legislative History Research

Where do I Start?

The two main ways to determine a legislative history for the bill or act you are researching:

  1. Compile your own legislative history of your law using sources available on the internet or in JFK Library. See sources listed on this page.
  2. Find an already compiled legislative history for your law (the work is done for you). A compiled legislative history saves an enormous amount of time by pulling all the relevant materials together. See the next section for sources and tools for finding a compiled legislative history on the internet or in JFK Library.


Federal Government Web Sources

Print Sources

Commercial Sources