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The American Dream on the Border: Local Resources

Resources specifically for Judith Fourzan-Rice's ENGL 1311 class, Fall 2013.


Finding Federal Bills

In THOMAS search by combination of keyword, subject, sponsor/co-sponsor or stage in legislative process. Results are organized by congressional session.

In search by keyword or bill number using appropriate prefix. Limit yor result using facets on left side of your result list.

In FDsys search by keword, category and citation select the most appropriate collection to search on for example "Congressional Bills".

*  In browse bills by subject in their Bills & Resolution feature.

*  In Open Congress browse bills by issue.

City and State Information

Finding Bills in TX Legislature Online

By Keyword:

  • Go to: Texas Legislature Online
  • Search a Word or Phrase to find bill.
  • Choose Legislative Session.
  • For history and documents, use Bill Number search.

By Broad Subject:


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