Marie Kaddell, LexisNexis Senior Information Professional Consultant, invites you to register for the latest edition of the Government Info Pro Smart Learning webinar series for government librarians. Join Marie and her featured guest speaker, Adam Dietz, LexisNexis Government Solutions Consultant, for the LexisNexis Government Info Pro Smart Learning webinar:
Legislative History Research – What’s New… and Old?
Although this session is geared for government librarians, all are welcome!
How do you find a committee report for the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, a hearing transcript exploring the upcoming introduction of the National Labor Relations Act, or Congressional Record debate on the Social Security Act? The complex federal legislative process makes Legislative Intent and History Research complicated. Its difficulty is compounded by lack of access to easily searchable historic material. Build your understanding of how to successfully navigate the ins and outs of Legislative Intent and History Research.
This session will look at legislative information, including both “current awareness” material as well as historic documents - all from 1789 forward. Specifically, we will cover:
- Legislative histories and bill tracking reports, and how to use them to identify the documents you need to answer your legislative intent questions
- The full text of Statutes at Large, so that you can read them as passed, as well as the Statutes at Large Table, so that you may see them in context in the United States Code
- Primary Congressional documents including committee reports, the Congressional Record, and hearings, which are often the best sources for explaining the meaning of, and the intent behind, the statutes that matter to you.
This session will be presented twice
- Thursday, September 29th, 3:00 PM
- Monday, October 3rd, 1:00 PM
The call in number for these sessions is: 1-855-733-3266. Attendee access code: 711 620 2745