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.
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:
- 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- Published and Unpublished Hearings (from 1983 forward)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.