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ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions 1789 – 2013

New, exclusive full-text collection of all U.S. bills and resolutions
No other online database offers one place to go for the full text of ALL versions of ALL U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 – 2013. Researchers will no longer need to hunt on multiple sites or turn to print or fiche to find what they are looking for. And, the comprehensive and extensive coverage is ideal in providing the big picture for researchers in law schools, academic research libraries, and all institutions with a commitment to historic and legal research.
This unparalleled collection is offered as a stand-alone or as an add-on module to ProQuest Congressional, and includes full-text PDFs and metadata.
ProQuest Congressional basic subscribers: enhance your search experience. ProQuest U.S. Digital Bills and Resolutions will add searchable PDFs to existing basic subscription bill profiles AND create new bill profiles for all bills not included in the basic subscription. The newly created bill profiles include bibliographic information, PDFs, and a related publication search that makes it easy for users to link to other publications citing the bill.
ProQuest Legislative Insight customers: access bills not included in legislative histories. ProQuest U.S. Digital Bills and Resolutions is complementary to ProQuest Legislative Insight which only includes the full text of bills directly related to the laws—a small percentage of the comprehensive bill collection.
ProQuest is making this collection available now, and we will continue to upload both current and historical bills and resolutions throughout 2013. All content will be completely loaded by the end of 2013.
Bibliographic information includes:
Pre-57th Congress:
  • Congress
  • Bill No.
  • Version Date
  • Version Action
57th Congress - Present:
  • Congress
  • Bill No.
  • Version Date
  • Version Action
  • Summary Sponsor
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Gain greater insight into the history behind enactments
Interested in the history of efforts to enact national health care legislation?
While the history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes bills going back to the 107th Congress, ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions allows researchers to find bills related to ALL previous attempts to enact health care reform. It includes efforts during the administrations of Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Franklin Roosevelt. You can even look back into the 19th century to find a bill introduced at the suggestion of activist Dorothea Dix to benefit the “indigent insane.”
Does research involve hearings, reports, or non-congressional publications that refer to a bill?
Without the bill text, you have no way of knowing exactly what is being discussed. Sometimes a hearing or report includes the text, but typically it does not. ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions allows you to retrieve any bill or resolution text instantly. And the related publications search at the bottom of our metadata record provides direct links to any publications already available to you through ProQuest Congressional that specifically cite the bill.
Interested in genealogy? Our collection includes private bills that mention individuals by name.
These are just a few examples of how new ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions give researchers the big picture needed for academic excellence.
Contact us about a free trial, and see all the ways it enhances research.


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