Congressional Legislative Information

Tired of second-hand reports about what Congress “decided”? Show your students how to check the actual, factual record. You can use the Internet to bring civics education to life.

Using the site, you can track a bill thru the legislative process. Pick one (or a few) of interest to your class or your community and follow it on a day-to-day basis.

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A Century of Lawmaking

A companion to, this Library of Congress web site archives selected Congressional documents from the first 100 years of the U.S. Congress (1774-1875).  learn more

resource URL thumbnail is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is maintained by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office…  learn more

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Congressional Bills and Votes

GovTrack follows the status of all bills in Congress from introduction to enactment. Read the text of bills and see how bills change through their life cycle. You can locate bills by subject or keyword and be alerted when legislation you or your class are interested in is introduced or moves through the House and…  learn more