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Sources for Enacted Legislation
Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
You may want to begin with the Congress in Context summaries. Each report contains a section "Major Acts."
Alternatively, for enacted legislation, select only Legislative Histories from the facets on the left and search by keyword or act name, e.g., "cyber security," "border security,", "federal highways "patriot act", etc.
Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. On the main page, change the pull-down menu on the left to All Legislation. Enter your keywords, topic, e.g., "veterans", "border security," "mental health," "child nutrition," etc. On the results page, use the facets on the left to limit your search to specific Congresses and Status of Legislation "Became Law." Alternatively, see the Public Laws link for lists by Congress and the Browse link at the top, to search by subject and Congress.
On the left, enter your keyword(s), select a Congressional term,current status, subject, etc. For enacted legislation, under "current status" select: Signed by the President
2018 Green Book
This resource from the House Ways and Means This Committee provides statistics, descriptions, and historical information on major social and economic entitlement programs, e.g., TANF, Medicare, Social Security, child care, supplemental nutrition, etc.
Contains narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. It is organized thematically.
Provides current, non-partisan political analysis of Congress. It identifies major legislation, the issues and players, and roll call votes.
This resource provides 24-page reportsthat focus on a specific topic that is perceived as being either newsworthy or an issue of broad interest in the public policy sphere. Useful for background information. Select the "Browse Topics" link.