Bills : Overview

Online sources ~ Print & Microform holdings ~ Miscellaneous collections

  • "Congressional bills are legislative proposals from the House of Representatives and Senate within the United States Congress. See also: resolutions. There are numerous different bill versions that track a bill through the legislative process from introduction through passage by both chambers (enrolled version)." See: Legislative Histories. (GPO: Congressional Bills

House bills (H.R.) and Senate bills (S.) require the approval of both chambers (i.e., House and Senate) and the signature of the President to become law.

Bills : Online Sources

Bills: Print/Microform Holdings

These locations may change over time. Click on the call number links for updated locations.

  • 1973/1974-2007/2008, 93rd-110th Congress. House.
    Format: Microfiche (Microfiche Readers available on the Lower Level)
    Call number: Microfiche 230, Olin Library, Lower Level Microform Alcove adjacent to Maps Room SILVER HALIDE FICHE Blue, metal cabinets.
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 93rd-110th Congress. Senate.
    Format: Microfiche (Microfiche Readers available  on the Lower Level)
    Call number: Microfiche 232; Olin Library, Lower Level Microform Alcove adjacent to Maps Room SILVER HALIDE FICHE Blue, metal cabinets.
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 78th-92nd Congress. House.
    Format: Print
    Call number: Oversize J50 .H1 + Olin Library, Level 5 Pink, oversize section.
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 78th-92nd Congress. Senate.
    Format: Print
    Call number: Olin J 50.S1+ Olin Library, Level 5 Pink, oversize section.
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 73rd-77th Congress.  House.
    Format: Microfiche
    Call number: Microfiche 230 Olin Library, Lower Level Microform Alcove adjacent to Maps Room
    SILVER HALIDE FICHE Blue, metal cabinets.
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 73rd-77th Congress. Senate.
  • Format: Microfiche
    Call number: Microfiche 232 Olin Library, Lower Level Microform Alcove adjacent to Maps Room
    SILVER HALIDE FICHE Blue, metal cabinets.
  • 1899 -1933 56th - 72nd Congress. Senate Joint Resolutions.
    Format: Microfilm
    Call number: Film 1101, Library Annex
  • 1789/1791-1931/1933 1st-72nd Congress. Senate Bills.
    Format: Microfilm
    Call number: Film 1100 Library Annex
  • 1789/1791-1931/1933 1st-72nd Congress. House Bills.
    Format: Microfilm
    Call number: Film 1100 Library Annex

Miscellaneous

Anti-lynching bills introduced in Congress from 1934-1939.

Bills Relating to Agriculture. Introduced at the first session of the 68th Congress.Library Annex HD 185 A2

A number of books contain the texts of bills from this period that address specific topics. Try searching the catalog using the word "bills" limited to title, combined with appropriate keywords.