|2011 Green Book
Also known as "Background Material and Data on Programs Within the Jurisdiction of the House Committee on Ways and Means". It provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States. It is compiled by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives.
|The Senate and House each conduct hundreds of recorded/roll call votes each year, used both to pass legislation and amendments as well as to approve motions and for quorum calls. Use the options to navigate the voting records database. (From site)|
|FDsys provides free online access to federal publications.|
|Congressional Bills||103rd Congress (1993) on|
|Congressional Documents||99th Congress (1985) on|
|Congressional Hearings||99th Congress (1985) on|
|Congressional Reports||104th Congress (1995) on|
|The House of Representatives website lists current representatives, committees, legislative activity and provides the ability to Watch HouseLive. Legislative Activity is reported, its schedule, Floor proceedings, votes, and Bill & reports. In addition to public disclosure data (financial), the site provides information on Representatives.|
Indexes information produced by or pertaining to the United States Congress from 1789 to the present. Provides full text for many titles, generally from the early 1990's to the present. Includes bills, laws, legislative histories, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register. Includes full text of Congressional Research Service reports, 1916-present; full text of Congressional hearings, 1824-2003; and full text of Committee Prints, 1830-2003.
The Senate web site lists and contains information on the current Senators and the committees on which they are serving. It provides access to THOMAS for a bill search, a floor webcasts of Senate hearings, roll call votes, Senate legislative calendar a listing of active legislation and much more.
|The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports bound by session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, it includes: committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental publications.|
THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. The following information and more is currently available from THOMAS*:
|Bill Summary & Status contains information about bills & amendments||93rd Congress (1973) on|
|Browse Legislation by Sponsor||93rd Congress (1973) on|
|Committee Reports||104th (1995) Congress on|
|Congressional Record||101st Congress (1989) on|
|Congressional Record Index||Current Congress through 104th Congress; cumulative for each session; published every 2 weeks|
|Days-in-Session Calendars||Senate: 95th Congress, 2nd Session (1978) on; House: 94th Congress, 1st Session (1995) on|
|Full text of bills across multiple Congresses||101st Congress (1989) on|
|House Roll Call Votes||101st Congress 2nd session (1990) on|
|Legislation Sponsored by Previous Congress||Use Advanced Bill Summary & Status Search|
|Presidential Nominations||100th (1987) Congress on|
|Public Laws by Law Number||93rd Congress (1973) on|
|Senate Roll Call Votes||101st Congress 1st session (1989) on|
|Text of legislation by word/phrase or bill number||101st Congress (1989) on|
|Yesterday in Congress||One legislative day|
Some Congressional Record documents in the 101st and 102nd Congresses are not available on THOMAS.
*Data is added to THOMAS continually. House & Senate documents go to the Government Printing Office (GPO), then to the Library of Congress (LOC), then THOMAS. The Congressional Record is updated every day while bills & committee report updates vary
ACTS BY POPULAR NAME
|There are several tools available to identify Acts by their popular name (i.e. Brady Bill).|
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This “Table of Popular Names” is organized alphabetically. The entries may have up to three types of links. One is the reference to the Public Law number (link to the THOMAS record or FDSYS). The link associated with the "Short Title" goes particular sections of the Code that describes how the particular law was incorporated into the Code.