Tracking Current Federal Legislation

There are several resources that are useful for tracking various versions of a bill as it moves through the legislative process.

THOMAS - from the Library of Congress, has Bill Tracking Reports for Public Laws (from 1973)

Congress.gov - "Congress.gov is in an initial beta phase with plans to transform the Library of Congress's existing congressional information system into a modern, durable and user-friendly resource. Eventually, it will incorporate all of the information available on THOMAS.gov."

LexisNexis Congressional Bill Tracking (from 1989)

GovTrack.us -  a non-commercial, non-partisan, community & open source project. Based on THOMAS data, the House and Senate websites, and related sources,  GovTrack allows users to set up monitors, customized email alerts and RSS feeds.

OpenCongress - supported by the Sunlight Foundation and draws heavily on the files available through the GovTrack project. The site also integrates blogs and online news sources.

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