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Congressional Research

Library research guide to locating print and online materials from the United States Congress.

House and Senate Bills

For the texts of Congressional Bills please consult the following:

1st - 70th Congress (1789-1929)    Microfilm, ALEXANDER DOC M-FILM Cabinets 20 and 21 near stack 49.

6th - 42nd Congress (1799-1873)    Online through from the Library of Congress. Senate Bills begin with the 16th Congress.

71st - 95th (1929-1979)    Alexander Library does not own the bills. On occasion, the text of a bill may be found at the beginning of a hearing or in the Congressional Record.

96th (1979-1981)    Microfiche, ALEXANDER DOCUSM  X 96-Sess.#:H.R.# (House bills) and X 96:Sess.#:S#. (Senate bills)

97th - 106th (1981-2001)    Microfiche, ALEXANDER DOCUSM Y 1.4/6: (House bills) and Y 1.4/1: (Senate bills)
To obtain the fiche number on which a bill from the 96th - 106th Congress appears, consult the Cumulative Finding Aid shelved in ALEXANDER DOCUSR GP3.28.

101st - present (1989 - present)    Online through

103rd - present (1993 - present)    Online through govinfo


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