A bill is the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise bills before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.
Information on the current status of bills is available from Congress.gov,
the official source for federal legislative information. Learn more about Congress.gov.
Also see Congressional
Bills from the U.S. Government
Printing Office (GPO). An explanation of bill
abbreviations and types is available in About
Note: See Congress.gov (beta) for legislation from
the 107th Congress (2001) to the present. As the
Congress.gov project progresses, all of the information on THOMAS.gov
will be integrated into the beta site. For more information see Congress.gov Beta Legislative Site Readies for its Starring Role (Nov 8, 2013).