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POLS 3364 - Legislative Processes & Behavior


The state and federal legislative process can be confusing, with lots of procedural snags along the way from the proposal of a bill to a bill actually becoming law. This guide contains a lot of resources to help you wade through it all.

Databases & Websites


Search tips for this subject

When searching for articles and books, try using these search terms: 

  • "united states congress" and committees (putting your phrases in quotes will bring up articles and books using that phrase)
  • "united states congress" and legislat* (the asterisk brings up all from of the word)
  • "united states congress" and "campaign finance"
  • "congressional politics"

Citing government documents

How a bill becomes a law