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United States Law: Legislation

Federal Legislation

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. It has a wealth of important information including the United States Code, public laws, the Congressional Record and the Federal Register. Click on "Browse Government Publications" on the left hand side to browse by collection, Congressional committee, date, or author. As this is the official government publisher, documents from this site should be used when an authentic version is sought.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov 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.

GovTrack

Use to track activities in the U.S. Congress and state legislation, including Bills and Resolutions. This site provides access to the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records for the Senate and House of Representatives, information on Members of Congress, district maps, as well as congressional committees and the Congressional Record.

Office of the Law Revision Council

Search U.S. Code by citation and keyword. Use the "Classification" link to find tables providing cross-references between code sections and recently enacted public laws.

State Legislation

U.S. State Law and Government

Portal providing links to U.S. State Law and Government, Uniform Laws Adopted or Proposed by States, and Associations Dealing With State and Municipal Governments.

Lexis (LexisNexis)

To access: Click on "Search" at top of the page > Select "All" under "Search" > Choose "States Legal - U.S."

Westlaw