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Legislative Insight

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Legislative Insight Part A (1929-2012)

Legislative Insight Part A, 1929-2012 (71st -112th Congresses):
  • 18,058 histories
  • includes all Major Laws 1929-2012* and all CIS histories from 1970-2012 (many with updated research and indexing).

* Major laws are those that are identified in a CRS report "Major Acts of Congress and Treaties Approved by the Senate, 1789-1980"

Legislative Insight Part B (1789-1965)

Legislative Insight Part B, 1789-1965 (1st to 89-1 Congresses):

Focusing on laws enacted prior to 1929:

  • 9,000 brand new histories
  • Major Laws 1789-1928*
  • Other laws from 1789-1928 identified by researchers, customers, or other sources as important
  • Additional laws 1929-1965 not included in Legislative Insight Part A, also Public Resolutions and pre-57th Congress public laws that were enacted before the Public Law numbering system was established—these laws will only have a Statutes at Large number as their identifier.

By mid-2016, we will have finished loading all of the content for Legislative Insight B module.

The lower left-hand side of the Home page lists the available laws by Congress, (but it does not differentiate between Parts A & B in cases where institutions are entitled to see both. All laws prior to 1929 are part of the B module.)

Legislative Insight Prospective

New laws from 2013-forward (113th Congress)


Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

Pay Our Military Act Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.

Legislative Insight Major Laws

ProQuest Legislative Insight Major Laws (1789-present)

A subset of ProQuest Legislative Insight with content selected to support entry-level study of U.S. History, Political Science, and Government