Is There a Way to Keep Track of Pending Bills in Congress?


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Resources for tracking active Congressional legislation include the Library of Congress' THOMAS database, OpenCongress.org and GovTrack.us. Users access the THOMAS database from the Library of Congress website and search by bill number, a word or phrase in the bill, or bill sponsor.

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The THOMAS database contains current bills and all previous bills introduced to Congress, whether or not they passed into law. The advanced search function provides more extensive search options, such as the ability to view all bills in any committee or to see all legislation at a certain stage of the legislative process.

OpenCongress.org and GovTrack.us are run by non-governmental organizations and provide bill status information, as well as Congressional news and public information about members of Congress.

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