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Federal Legislative History

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Sources Which Identify Documents

Various sources exist to identify and locate the documents that make up the legislative history of a federal public law. Some sources are more complete than others and a source that works well for one project, may not work as well on another.  They also range in price from free to very expensive.

The last page of the Public Law will also identify some of the documents in the legislative history.  See Public Law 112-141: