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The Congressional Research Service recently issued a new report ( R43434) on how to find legislative materials.   “It is intended to serve as a finding aid to sources of information… used in legislative research.”  Although it is compiled for use by congressional office staff, it contains resources available to the public.  Helpful information is contained in Table 1 as it shows the access points for executive and legislative branch documents.  Table A-1 gives a detailed description of the resources listed in Table 1 along with their URL.  The report also contains a flow chart and explanation of the legislative process of how a bill becomes law. 



 
 
 

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