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History of Bills: Search

GPO Access contains all published versions of bills from the 103rd (1993-1994) Congress forward. The 110th Congress database is updated by 6 a.m. (EST) daily when bills are published and approved for release. In addition to searching, a browseable Catalog of Congressional Bills is also available.

(e.g. "h.r. 1696", "s. 198", "hazardous waste", “public law 103-40”, “s. rept. 106-340”)
[ Search Tips ]

  • To view a catalog of History of Bills, select a year(s) and click on the "submit" button without having entered any search terms. Finally, select the appropriate document from the results list.
  • To narrow a search, use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT, ADJ) and quotes around phrases. For example: "national forests" AND (conservation OR management).
  • To find variations on words, truncation can be used. For example: legislat* will retrieve both legislation and legislative.
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