The process by which a bill becomes a law is rarely predictable. Both the Sen
ate and the House of Representatives have constitutional authority to make their own rules. As a result, each has unique legislative processes. How do you unravel all the mysteries of the legislation process? Explore Congress.gov – a new site from the Library of Congress.
With Congress.gov, the Library of Congress makes it easy to find legislative information, understand the legislative process and interact with members of Congress. As a U.S. citizen, it’s your responsibility to understand how government works and to participate in the process.
Use Congress.gov to find out info such as...
• What bills are currently active?
• What bills became laws in the 112th Congress?
• Who voted and what was the outcome?
• What did the committee report?
• Where did my senator go to school?
You’ll be able to search across all content and all available years as well as narrow and refine your search results. In addition, there are links to house and senate floor videos and to the top searched bills. You can save and share what you’ve discovered.
Be an informed citizen with Congress.gov!