Answered By: Beth Cook
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2019     Views: 181

To find out information about federal legislation, including public laws, you can use the website Congress.gov. If you want to know about a bill or law that is from the current congress, you can simply type in a few keywords or the bill or law number (no spaces). Examples:

  • "no child left behind"
  • hr933
  • pl114-38

If you aren't sure what Congress it is from, or want to search older material, first change the drop-down menu on the left to "all legislation" and then type in your keywords/bill/law number.

Once you get to your results, click on the bill number to view full details.

Click on the tabs (like "text" to see the full text of the bill, "actions" to see what has happened to the bill and "related bills") to find out about related legislation.

See also our YouTube video about how to search Congress.gov.

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