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How to Cite US Government Documents in MLA, APA Citation Style: Congressional Bills (unenacted)

Congressional Bills (unenacted)

Note: If the bill passed, it should be cited as a statute (public law) unless the bill is being cited as part of a legislative history.  See Laws/Statutes under the APA tab above.

The information below is for citing unenacted bills (Publication Manual, p. 222, 2010) .

     Title [if relevant], bill or resolution number, xxx Cong. (year).

Reference List:

     Presidential Funding Act of 2010, S. 3681, 111th Cong. (2010).

or,

     S. 3681, 111th Cong. 2010).

In-text:

     Senate Bill 3681 (2010)

or

     (S. 3681, 2010)