What is Legislative Insight?
ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.
Legislative Insight Part A currently offers more than 18,000 professionally researched legislative histories from 1929-2013.
Legislative Insight Part B will make 9,000 additional histories available. The histories will be loaded on an ongoing basis with all 9,000 histories online by the end of 2014. Part B focuses on laws prior to 1929, but it will also include additional histories from 1929-1962 that were not included in Part A.
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Legislative Insight Part A is complete. To see the laws that have been loaded for each Congress, click on the Congress and a screen will open listing the Public Laws available in Legislative Insight.
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URL for Legislative Insight
As of October 2, 2012, the users of this product will be authenticated through ProQuest. To do this, we are providing a new product URL. Redirects from the old URL will stay in place through Nov 30, 2013.
About Legislative Insight
With the focus on the public law, ProQuest Legislative Insight makes available approximately 18,000 legislative histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. Nine thousands of these are brand new research and 4,000 (from 1969-1983) include new research.
PDF documents included with the public laws include bills (all versions), legislative reports, documents, CRS reports, committee prints, speeches in the Congressional Record and presidential signing statements.
Click on the Legislative Process link along the top of the interface to see where the publications fit into how the law was made.
Legislative Insight Part A was completed in early 2013. It contains:
Misc. pubs: 3,144
Cong Records: 70,049