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While Congress.gov is not a bad website, for the general public, for a Congressional staffer it is woefully inadequate. For the experienced staffer, who requires a good deal of somewhat difficult to find information, it’s borderline insulting.  It is run by the Legislative Information Services that is a support office for Congress, but in this case is not very supporting. 

The Congressional Research Service is always there to be of help, but since the general public, if inclined toward more extensive resources, does not have CRS available, it must make due (perhaps this Budget Counsel Reference website is of some help). Below are LIS links to public laws, but they only reach as far back as the 104th Congress for the Public Law text. This text is available through GPO and the statutes at large, but for some reason LIS does not take advantage of this. Still, these are helpful for as far as they go.  


115th Congress (2017-2018)

114th Congress (2015-2016)

113th Congress (2013-2014)

112th Congress (2011-2012)

111th Congress (2009-2010)

110th Congress (2007-2008)

109th Congress (2005-2006)

108th Congress (2003-2006)

107th Congress (2001-2006)

106th Congress (1999-2000)

105th Congress (1997-1998)

104th Congress (1995-1996)

 

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