ProQuest Legislative Insight will eventually consist of approximately 18,000 legislative histories covering the public laws of the United States from 1929 to the present. Nine thousand of these are brand new and 4,000 (from 1969-1983) include new research. PDF documents included with the public laws include all the standard elements of legislative histories:
- Bills (all versions)
- Legislative reports
- CRS reports
- Committee prints
- Speeches in the Congressional Record
- Presidential signing statements
The search interface provides several search options, including:
- Quick Search
- Guided Search
- Search by Number
In addition, a valuable option for users new to legislative history research is Legislative Process, which compares search result documents to a chart of the legislative process.
Legislative Insight is under development but should be fully loaded by the end of 2012. Check “Total Histories Available” in the bottom left corner of the page to see the status of histories available per Congress.