Answered By: Mindy Kent Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016 Views: 57
Looking at the debates and publications that lead up to a law is known as tracing the law's legislative history.
Use our Legislative History Research Guide to link to Harvard databases and print sources for:
- Previously published and compiled legislative histories
- Bills and bill tracking
- Congressional Debates
- Congressional Record
- Committee Prints
- House and Senate Reports
- House and Senate Documents
Congressional Research Service: Legislative History a Basic Guide will walk you through the steps of a legislative history.