How to Find, Track, and Monitor Congressional Documents – Research Workshop: Congressional Documents, course in Washington, DC

How to Find, Track, and Monitor Congressional Documents: Going Beyond Thomas

Research Workshop: Congressional Documents

Needle in a Haystack, by Matt Rubens
Needle in a Haystack, by Matt Rubens

Are you responsible for tracking legislation for your organization, finding committee hearings and reports, or searching for legislation and amendments? Do you know which online resources are most useful for your particular task? Do you need to know alternative methods for monitoring legislative changes and ways to better utilize your resources (saving time in the process)?

This course helps students:

  • Quickly locate and use online and print congressional documents corresponding to each step in the legislative process
  • Effectively track, monitor or research legislation
  • Research and analyze legislative history
  • Delve beyond monitoring legislation in the news and track real time progress in Congress

You’ll learn different types and versions of bills, committee and conference reports, and leadership documents. Students also find out about The Congressional Record, Congress’ official activity account. Learn about legislation tracking, monitoring and the complexities of how a bill becomes a law. Learn to find “the needle in the haystack.”

When: September 7, 2012, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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

Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 0.4 CEUs from George Mason University.

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