Thoroughly-researched compilations of digital full-text publications relevant to enacted United States law. Includes all major legislative history documents: bills, public laws, committee reports, committee prints, hearings, CRS reports, and signing statements. Robust search by popular name function.
How to locate, compile, and understand the legislative history of state and federal acts.
Legislative History Pointers
Important numbers to know if you're asking for help:
Code section (or popular name)
Public Law number
Do not confuse legislative history with:
Statutory history (looking narrowly at how the text of a law has changed over time), or;
Statutory interpretation - for reference on this subject, the authoritative treatise is Statutes and Statutory Construction (also known as Sutherland on Statutory Construction, after the original author-editor).
LRC Internet: Westlaw login and password required.
Recognized as a core text on statutory interpretation and construction, essential to interpreting statutes and understanding the effects of the legislative process by which they are created. Multi-volume.