About Congressional Bills
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. Congress.gov is a free resource that provides searchable access to bill status and summary, bill text, member profiles, the Congressional Record, committee reports, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, legislative process videos, committee profile pages and historic access reaching back to the 103rd Congress. 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: Congress.gov replaces the legacy THOMAS site. For more information, see Congress.gov Unveiled Today (Sep 19, 2012) and Congress.gov Officially Out of Beta (Sep 26, 2014).