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Federal Legislation

Finding Legislative Histories

Researching the historic development of public policy or the legislative history of federal statutes is an important step in learning about a specific public policy. Legislative history can consist of

  • Congressional hearings regarding the policy
  • Congressional reports regarding the underlying act
  • Congressional debates on the policy 

Search HeinOnline Academic's U.S. Federal Legislative History Database


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