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Many congressional and government documents are available on the Web.  Your local library is also an excellent place to find information.  The following guides explain how to find materials related to the legislative process and the Senate.  You may also wish to contact your Senator's office if you have additional questions.

 
How to  contact U.S. Senators

How to  research the collections of former senators

How to  find out about congressional votes

How to  research treaties

How to  find copies of bills

How to  find the U.S. Code

How to  find laws, acts, or statutes

How to  find committee hearings

How to  find committee reports and conference reports

How to  find subcommittee membership rosters

How to  find the Congressional Record

How to  find the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations

How to  find bill numbers

How to  find Senate Executive Communications

 
  

How A Bill Becomes Law

Learn the most common way a bill becomes a law.


Nomination Hearings

Transcripts of hearings on a federal or judicial nominee may be available on a committee Web site, from the Government Printing Office, or from a federal depository library.


Lists of Senators by State

All senators from each state and other facts about a state's history in the U.S. Senate.