- Where to find Legislative Tracking Tools
- Description of Bill Sources
Where to find Legislative Tracking Tools
Find your bill sources by navigating to Research → Bills, per the GIF below.
Description of Bill Sources
Bill Track: Like Twitter for legislation. CQ reporters on the floor send updates of bills as they move, and you can follow those updates as they happen
Bill Analysis: Summaries of big ticket legislation, written by CQ's Editorial and Research teams.
CRS Bill Digest: Summaries of all bills once they have been introduced.
Bill Text: Full text of all proposed bills.
Amendment Text: Amendments made during hearings to bills.
Committee Coverage: Comprehensive, non-partisan summary of all full and subcommittee markups. Also includes vote breakdowns, markups and all committee amendments, released within 1-2 days of markups.
Committee Reports: Publicly available reports created by Committees covering some of what occurs during markups.
Committee Rosters: Rosters and jurisdiction of various committees.
Congressional Record: Congress’s daily report of what they did. Think of it as Congress’s version of BillTrack, or a binder reporting what occurred that day.
Amendments (Committee): Text of amendments to legislation offered by a Committee.
Amendments (Floor): Text of amendments to legislation offered by a legislator on the House floor.
Floor Video: Running closed captions of all floor proceedings with a minute and a half delay.
Floor Votes: Summaries and breakdowns of all floor votes by position; member or party.
CRS Reports: Detailed reports on any topic, as requested by Congress.
Hot Docs: Cache of all policy documents, including CBO cost estimates; White House documents; Congressional press releases and more.
CQ House: Comprehensive analysis of every measure considered on the House floor, along with anticipated amendments, floor summaries, and fact sheets for major legislation, all updated in real-time.
CQ Senate: Briefing-style format of everything happening in the Senate, curated by CQ's veteran Senate reporter.
Why are some of the items greyed out?
If your Bills page looks like this:
It's because your organization doesn't have access to all the CQ legislative tracking features. If you think this is incorrect, or if you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Why can't I access all the sources listed in this article?
Once again, this is mostly likely because your organization doesn't have access to all the CQ legislative tracking features. If you think this is incorrect, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.