The Legislative Process: Background


Guides to the Legislative Process

Other Background Material

  • CQ Committee Coverage and Schedules (Congressional Quarterly)
  • Quick Links to Congressional Publications (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
    For each Congressional committee, links to relevant material: Hearing List, News, Publications, Schedule, Search, Testimony, Transcripts, Visual/Audio; generally, 105th Congress (1997/98) to the present

Resources in the Columbia University Library:

Congressional bills:

  • Congressional Bills & Resolutions 1939-
          Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. 328.732 L (Butler)
  • Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation
          Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. Y 1.2/2:

 Committee action:

  • House & Senate Committee Hearings
    • Search the catalog for print or microformat copies of specific hearings by topic or search ProQuest Congressional

Ex. White House access to FBI background summaries : hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session ... June 20, 28, and September 25, 1996

  • House & Senate Committee Prints and
  • Senate or House Documents and
  • Senate Reports and Executive Reports and
  • House Reports
    • Search the catalog for print or microformat copies of specific Congressional chambers, documents or hearings by topic (use the US Government Documents facet in the advanced search), or search ProQuest Congressional

Floor Action:

Congressional Votes:

Presidential Action:

   Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. J 80 .A284 (Butler) or AE 2.109: (Offsite)

  • Cumulated Indexes to the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
          Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. J80 .A2831 (Butler)

Laws Issued: