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Congress

Use for researching Congress or finding Congressional documents like bills. laws, legislation, serial set, debate, Congressional Record, CRS reports, primary source documents, hearings, prints, reports and policy.

Sources for Laws

How Laws are Published

image of a slip law

 1).Slip Law (like a pamphlet)

image of Statutes at Large

2).At the end of each  session, slip laws are compiled and bound in the order they passed in the Statutes at Large (also known as the Session Laws)

image of US Code

3).Eventually the statutes get organized by subject in the U.S. Code.

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