Compiled legislative histories usually include bills, Congressional Record debates, reports and hearings.
Legislative history is the official record of the passage of a proposed statute through the stages of the legislative process.
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Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of the Library of Congress, provides authoritative, objective, and nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, regardless of party and affiliation. CRS produces new research as issues develop or are anticipated, and their reports are designed specifically to meet the needs of Congress. CRS research, while on a variety of topics, falls under five divisions: American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; and Resources, Science, and Industry.
When searching for articles on the origins of legislation, consider using some of the following keywords with keywords for your legislation: