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U.S. Government Documents: Bills


Bills are proposed for the enactment of new legislation or the amendment of existing laws.  They are numbered consecutively from
the beginning of each Congress.  The first bill introduced in the House of Representatives is H.R. 1, in the Senate, S. 1.

Online Versions

Print/Microform Versions

All bills from August 1979 - present (96th Congress, 1st session) are available in microfiche [Van Pelt Library Reference Gov Docs Room].  Bills on fiche are arranged by Congress and session, and then by SuDoc number.  Earlier bills are available on microprint [LIBRA storage: Microprint #5]. Documents in the microprint collection are arranged by Monthly Catalog number.  Requests from LIBRA of these hearings need to include reference to "Microprint #5" and the relevant MoCat number.

Arrangement of bills on microfiche is by Congress, then by SuDoc number:
    Y 1.4/1: Congress -(nos)    Senate Bills (S.) 
    Y 1.4/2: Congress -(nos)    Senate Resolutions  (S.Res.)
    Y 1.4/3: Congress -(nos)    Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res.)
    Y 1.4/4: Congress -(nos)    Senate Concurrent Resolutions (S. Con.Res.)
    Y 1.4/6: Congress -(nos)    House Bills (H.R.)
    Y 1.4/7: Congress -(nos)    House Resolutions (H.Res.)
    Y 1.4/8: Congress -(nos)    House Joint Resolutions (H.J.Res)
    Y 1.4/9: Congress -(nos)    House Concurrent Resolutions  (H.Con.Res.)

Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions


Van Pelt Library: J52 .A3

74th Cong.(1936)-101st Cong. (1989)