Legislative Insight: What is it?

ProQuest’s Legislative Insight (see below) is a Federal legislative history database, containing full text publications created in the process of enacting U.S. laws.

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The value of legislative history research is simple: attorneys and courts often utilize findings from the legislative history of a law to support arguments about the actual meaning of the law.

Within Legislative Insight, users can search:

  • Bills
  • Congressional Records
  • CRS Reports and Miscellaneous Congressional Publications
  • House and Senate documents
  • Published and Unpublished Hearings (from 1983 forward)
  • Presidential Signing Statements
  • Public Laws

Access to ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Author: Marin Dell

Texas Tech School of Law Library - Librarian, Attorney, Law Library Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, loves all things law, libraries and tech/Tech

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