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U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

This rich collection includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers, as well as a unique finding aid based on Nancy Johnson’s award-winning work, Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories.


Browse by Publication Title

Browse through publication titles using the A-Z index provided. Users can also browse by author name, date, or subject.

Browse by Public Law Number

What is a Public Law? Most laws passed by Congress are public laws, those that affect society as a whole. Public law citations include the abbreviation, Pub. L. No., the Congress number (e.g. 114), and the number of the law, for example: Pub. L. No. 114-17.

Choose a Congress Number to browse the different Public Law numbers.


Browse by Popular Name

Browse legislative histories by their popular name. Use the A-Z index provided if looking for a specific act name.