Legislative Research


Tools For Legislative Research


THOMAS is a database managed by the Library of Congress that gives you easy access to Federal resources such as legislation, transcripts of House and Senate hearings, and any version of any Federal-level bill introduced in the past 20+ sessions.

How to Draft a Resolution

The Pennsylvania PTA has a great guide to creating a resolution, the cornerstone of effective local government. Particularly useful are the various legalese terms given to help you formulate the Whereas and Be It Resolved clauses.