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United States Government Information: Bills and Laws

This guide provides access to a selection of resources for current and historical public policy and consumer information issued by U.S. government agencies and private publishers. The University of Iowa is a Federal Depository Library.

Congressional Publications

A legislative history is both a chronological record of the stages that a bill goes through and a compilation of various official documents generated at each legislative stage. 

Publication types include:

Find Proposed and Enacted Legislation

Find Background Information

Secondary materials such as journal articles may be an important component in understanding the intent of the legislation.

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