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Research federal laws

Search for and learn about current bills and federal laws that have already passed. You can look up bills and laws by name, keywords, congressional session, or type of legislation.

Is there a list of federal laws?

According to the Library of Congress, the total number of federal laws and amendments has not been tallied. Besides many volumes of the U.S. Statutes at Large which are published by year, there is no official, single list of all federal laws.

Find federal laws on the U.S. Congress website 

Research federal laws from 1799 to the present. Use’s legislation search tool to:

  • Track a bill's progress
  • Find laws that have passed
  • Get a bill or law's title
  • Learn about a bill or law's amendments
  • Find committee activities, such as hearings and debates, associated with a bill or law

LAST UPDATED: February 20, 2024


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