A Bill is introduced to the Senate or House and creates new laws, repeals old ones, or amends existing laws. Concurrent bills of the same legislation can be introduced to both Chambers. To obtain a copy of a Bill, go to
A Congressional Document is a publication of the Full Chamber containing special reports from executive agencies, presidential messages, etc.
Records of Committee Actions include:
Floor Actions are transcripts of remarks from the floor of either Chamber. Any member of Congress may "re-do" their remarks for final versions. These can be found at the Library of Congress page.
The Statutes at Large are the text of Federal Laws as they are passed. They are arranged by Public Law Number (essentially chronological) and there is no subject index.
Federal Statutes at Large in the NMSU Library:
Federal laws currently in effect are found in the U.S. Code., arranged by topic. The Code is only updated every six years, so for more updated information see Lexis Nexis Academic or Westlaw. These will include any cases associated with a statute.
U.S. Code in the NMSU Library: