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U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The richest collection of compiled federal legislative histories available containing more than 2,500 titles from a variety of resources.

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About the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains more than 2,500 titles from a number of sources, including the Government Printing Office, Arnold and Porter, Covington and Burling, Kirkland and Ellis, and more. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. also has contracted with legal experts to compile and publish legislative histories on major public laws in-house.

These compilations are composed of the text of the final public law, House and Senate bill variations, Congressional hearings, House and Senate reports, and more. Research legislative intent behind major public laws and follow the progression of a bill from its introduction to its passage. Gain insight and clarification into ambiguous statutory language with this valuable tool. All titles are indexed to the document level and are fully searchable; all material available in HeinOnline is linked and accessible from this database. In addition to legislative history content, this library includes the database version of the award-winning Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books.

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Database Tools and Features

Legislative History Locator Tools

Easily locate a legislative history by its publication title, public law number, or popular name. Learn more.

Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories

Easily determine whether a legislative history of a public law has been compiled or locate related documents, books, or scholarly articles. Learn more.

Advanced Search Options

The Advanced Search option allows users to search by text, title, description, creator/author, and/or date. Learn more.

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