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Legislative History - Federal: Congressional Record

Helpful tips and resources for researching legislative history.

Understanding Congressional Debate

Federal Congressional Debate is found in the Congressional Record and its predecessors (Annals of the Congress of the United States & Congressional Globe).  Congressional debate is helpful to see what individual legislators had to say regarding a bill, but is often criticized for not necessarily portraying the intent of the legislature as a whole. 

Finding Congressional Debate

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