Selected GSU Books
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Access to Congressional Publications, Legislative Histories, Bills and Laws, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, Rules of Congress, Political News, Hot Bills, Hot Topics, Members of Congress, and Congressional Committees. Also contains:
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I find PQ Congressional more difficult to use than Senate.gov or Thomas.loc.gov for tracking federal laws and regulations. However, PQ Congressional does have some helpful features.
1. Overview of the Legislative Process 5:102.
2. Introduction and Referral of Bills 3:203.
3. Committee Consideration 3:404.
4. Calendars and Scheduling 2:365.
5. House Floor 3:546.
6. Senate Floor 4:187.
7. Executive Business in the Senate 2:008.
8. Resolving Differences 3:309.
9. Presidential Actions1:59