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Federal Legislative History Research

Review Questions


  1. SUDOC is a system arranging materials by the agency that issues them.
  2. If you are asked to find H.R. 203, you are looking for a House Bill.
  3. If you are asked to look for H.Rept. 99-1, you are looking for a House Report.
  4. Maybe 80% of the time, what most attorneys deal with in respect to a legislative history are Committee reports.

Short Answer

  1. How does one locate a compiled legislative history?
  2. Briefly describe the difference between a bill, hearing, and a report.
  3. Which is the most significant document when compiling a legislative history and why?
  4. Name and briefly describe the documents that comprise a legislative history.