Congressional Universe, a Database of Legislative Information
Looking for a quick and efficient way to trace legislative history? Need to track the status of a pending bill? Congressional Universe is a valuable tool for accomplishing these ends. It is a full text searchable online database providing access to information on the structure, activities and publications of the U.S. Congress from 1970 to the present.**
Tips for New Users
**To search for publications and laws between 1789 and 1969, use Congressional Masterfile1, which is also limited to UW Law School and Law Library connections. To access, follow the procedure described in the paragraph above, then scroll down and select Congressional Masterfile 1.
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