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Legislative Resources


The History of the House of Representatives

Today’s Floor Schedule: up-to-the-minute summaries of the current floor proceedings when the House is in session.

Today’s Legislative Schedule: schedules for all House Committee hearings and meetings.

Live Floor and Committee Coverage: the House proceedings in real time made available by CSPAN.

The Congressional Record: the official transcript of the proceedings and debates of the US Congress, including Bill’s floor speeches and other records of his activity on the House floor.

Roll Call Votes: a list of all the votes taken by the House of Representatives this year. search this comprehensive Library of Congress database for particular legislation.

House Committee and Conference Reports: a list of all committee and conference reports of the House and Senate.

Senate Resources: information on recent Senate votes, floor activity and the Congressional Record.

How Our Laws are Made and Enactment of a Law: both sites offer resources on our country’s legislative process.

Public Laws: browse all the bills passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the President.

US Code: the official compilation of the current federal statutes of a general and permanent nature, and arranged according to subject matter.

Treaties: search this database for particular treaties.


Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention: documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution from 1774 to 1789.

Debates in the US Congress from 1774 to 1875: includes information from our country’s first legislative bodies.

The Declaration of Independence: drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776.

The Federalist Papers: a series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 178 urging New Yorkers to ratify the proposed US Constitution over the existing Articles of Confederation. 

The US Constitution: adopted on September 17, 1787 and fully ratified by June 21, 1788, it is the supreme law of the United States.

Bill of Rights: the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.

Other Amendments: the remaining 17 Amendments to the Constitution.