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This guide was originally created by Caitlin Hunter in 2018 and is regularly updated by the library staff.
As a bill passes through Congress it can generate hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of reports, debates, hearings, and other materials.
Compiling a legislative history means collecting all of those materials or, better yet, finding someone who's already done it for you.
For a quick start:
For more strategies and information:
Researching the history of a California statute? Please see:
Researching the history of a statute from another state? Please see: