Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Federal Legislative History: The Legislative Process

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Lawmaking information

Videos and corresponding text overviews that explain significant aspects of federal lawmaking are available at Congress.gov.  These and other materials are listed on the Congress.gov resources page.

For more detailed information on the legislative process, see the Library of Congress document, How Our Laws Are Made (2007).