How to Research and Compile Legislative Histories – Research Workshop: Legislative History, in Washington, DC

How to Research and Compile Legislative Histories

Searching for Legislative Intent

"This Puts Me in the Devil of a Position!" Puck, May 25, 1881. From the Senate
"This Puts Me in the Devil of a Position!" Puck, May 25, 1881. From the Senate

Learn how to research, compile and analyze the legislative history of federal laws and statutes.

Our faculty demonstrate and discuss:

  • Federal legislative history research methodologies
  • Various document types necessary to research and compile legislative histories including:
  • Enacted laws
  • Bills and resolutions
  • Floor debates
  • Committee reports
  • The fastest ways to find and use print and online documents
  • Professional secrets and tips

June 20, 2012, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Where: Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC (Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro stop)

Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 0.6 CEUs from George Mason University.

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This course and any combination of its topics can be tailored for custom on-site presentation at your location and is available via the GSA Schedule.

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