Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research

  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Date Recorded: January 12, 2021


Title: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research


  • Christopher C. Brown, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Government Documents University of Denver, Main Library


Have you ever had a request for background on a Federal law? Legislative histories involve digging into many primary sources, and most of these resources are available through freely-available Government websites. We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more. We will look at doing research for both historic laws as well as newly passed legislation.

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