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Federal Statutory Law

The Legislative Process

Legislative ActionResulting Publications
In each chamber of Congress, a bill or resolution is introduced and referred to committee Bills and Resolutions
Committee holds hearings Hearings
Committee recommends passage US Congressional Serial Set Senate and House Reports
Chamber debates Record of debate (1989-present) and online: Congressional Record (1994-present)
hard copy: Congressional Record (1873-2007)
Chamber votes online: Congressional Record (1994-present)
hard copy: Congressional Record (1873-2007)
President signs or vetoes Compilation of Presidential Documents
Law has been enacted Individual laws as enacted:
Slip laws (current 3 years Gov Docs AE 2.110:) and Statutes at Large (1789-present)
Law is codified, that is, incorporated into the existing body of law arranged by subject United States Code

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