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Compiled Federal Legislative History in Print

This guide lists compiled legislative histories held by the Chastek Library in print form, along with microform and electronic sources.

Legislative Histories by Popular Name

Pub. L. No. 79-404 (Chapter 324) – 60 Stat. 237

Popular Name of Act:  Administrative Procedure Act of 1946

» Administrative Procedure Act: Legislative History, 79th Congress, 1944-46 (1946)

W. W. Gaunt

Pub. L. No. 101-336 – 104 Stat. 327

Popular Name of Act:  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

» Disability Law in the United States: A Legislative History of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336 (1992)

Bernard D. Reams, Peter J. McGovern & Jon S. Schultz

» Legislative History of the Americans With Disabilities Act (1991)

G. John Tysee

Pub. L. No. 83-703 (Chapter 1073) – 68 Stat. 919

Popular Name of Act:  Atomic Energy Act of 1954

Legislative History of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Public Law 703, 83rd Congress (1955)

Madeleine W. Losee

Pub. L. No. 105-33 – 111 Stat. 251

Popular Name of Act:  Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Legislative History of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (2000)

William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 98-353 – 98 Stat. 333

Popular Name of Act:  Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984

Bankruptcy Reform Amendments: A Legislative History of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Public Law 98-353 (1992)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Eugene M. Wypyski

Pub. L. No. 99-554 – 100 Stat. 3088

Popular Name of Act:  Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986

Bankruptcy Amendments: A Legislative History of the Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986, Public Law 99-554 (1991)

Eugene M. Wypyski & Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 107-16 – 114 Stat. 38

Popular Name of Act:  Bush Tax Cut

The Bush Tax Cut: A Legislative History of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001

William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 102-166 – 105 Stat. 1071

Popular Name of Act:  Civil Rights Act of 1991

» Civil Rights Act of 1991, Legislative History (1992)

Employment Policy Foundation

» The Civil Rights Act of 1991: A Legislative History of Public Law 102-166 (1994)

Bernard D. Reams & Faye Couture

Pub. L. No. 94-559 – 90 Stat. 2641

Popular Name of Act:  Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976

Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976: Public Law 94-559, S. 2278 (1976)

Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights

Pub. L. No. 92-573 – 86 Stat. 1207

Popular Name of Act:  Consumer Product Safety Act

Consumer Product Safety Act: Text, Analysis, Legislative History (1973)

BNA

Pub. L. No. 108-187 – 117 Stat. 2699

Popular Name of Act:  Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003

Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003: A Legislative History (2004)

William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 60-349 (Chapter 320) – 35 Stat. 1075

Popular Name of Act:  Copyright Act of 1909

Legislative History of the 1909 Copyright Act (1976)

F. B. Rothman

Pub. L. No. 107-16 – 115 Stat. 38

Popular Name of Act:  Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001

The Bush Tax Cut: A Legislative History of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (2002)

William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 93-406 – 88 Stat. 829

Popular Name of Act:  Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)

» ERISA: Selected Legislative History, 1974-1986 (1988)

BNA

» ERISA: Selected Legislative History, 1974-1991 (1992)

BNA Books

Pub. L. No. 92-261 – 86 Stat. 103

Popular Name of Act:  Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972

Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972: Editorial Analysis, Discussion of Court Decisions Under 1964 Act, Text of Amended Act, Congressional Reports, Legislative History (1973)

BNA

Pub. L. No. 79-377 (Chapter 251) – 60 Stat. 170

Popular Name of Act:  Federal Airport Act

Legislative History of the Federal Airport Act: Public Law 377, Chapter 251, 79th Congress, 2nd Session (1948)

Civil Aeronautics Administration

Pub. L. No. 96-187 – 93 Stat. 1339

Popular Name of Act:  Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1979

Legislative History of Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1979 (1983)

Federal Election Commission

Pub. L. No. 106-444 – 114 Stat. 1929

Popular Name of Act:  Freedman’s Bureau Records Preservation Act of 2000

Preserving the Past: A Legislative History of the Freedman’s Bureau Records Preservation Act of 2000 (2006)

William Sleeman

Pub. L. No. 99-571 – 100 Stat. 3208

Popular Name of Act:  Government Securities Act of 1986

Government Securities Law: A Legislative History of the Government Securities Act of 1986, Pub. Law No. 99-571 (1989)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Carol J. Gray

Pub. L. No. 101-649 – 104 Stat. 4978

Popular Name of Act:  Immigration Act of 1990

» Immigration Act of 1990: A Legislative History of Pub. L. No. 101-649 (1997)

Igor I. Kavass & Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

» Selected Legislative History of the Immigration Act of 1990 (1991)

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Pub. L. No. 99-603 – 100 Stat. 3359

Popular Name of Act:  Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Immigration Reform Law of 1986: Analysis, Text, and Legislative History (1987)

Nancy Humel Montweiler

Pub. L. No. 102-119 – 105 Stat. 587

Popular Name of Act:  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1991

Legislative History of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Public Law 101-476 as Amended by Public Law 102-119 (1994)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 80-101 – 61 Stat. 136

Popular Name of Act:  Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act)

Legislative History of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (1985)

National Labor Relations Board

Pub. L. No. 86-257 – 73 Stat. 519

Popular Name of Act:  Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959

» Legislative History of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (1985)

National Labor Relations Board

» Legislative History of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (1959)

National Labor Relations Board

Pub. L. No. 101-432 – 104 Stat. 963

Popular Name of Act:  Market Reform Act of 1990

Legislative History of the Market Reform Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-432: Congressional Response to the Stock Market Crash of October 1987: Documents 1-11 (1994)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 100-582 – 102 Stat. 2950

Popular Name of Act:  Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988

The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988: A Legislative History of Public Law 100-582 (1993)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 94-412 – 90 Stat. 1255

Popular Name of Act:  National Emergencies Act

National Emergencies Act (Public Law 94-412) Source Book: Legislative History, Texts, and Other Documents (1976)

Senate Committee on Government Operations & Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers

Pub. L. No. 74-198 (Chapter 372) – 49 Stat. 449

Popular Name of Act:  National Labor Relations Act of 1935

Legislative History of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (1985)

National Labor Relations Board

Pub. L. No. 103-182 – 107 Stat. 2057

Popular Name of Act:  North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (NAFTA)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Documents and Materials Including a Legislative History of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182 (1994)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Jon S. Schultz

Pub. L. No. 91-596 – 84 Stat. 1590

Popular Name of Act:  Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

» Job Safety and Health Act of 1970: Text Analysis, Legislative History (1971)

BNA

» Legislative History of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (1971)

U. S. Government Printing Office

Pub. L. No. 101-508 – 104 Stat. 1388

Popular Name of Act:  Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990

A Legislative History of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990: Title XI Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101-508 (1994)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Faye L. Couture

Pub. L. No. 103-66 – 107 Stat. 416

Popular Name of Act:  Omnibus Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993

A Legislative History of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993: (Title XIII Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 103-66) (1995)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No 100-418 – 102 Stat. 1107

Popular Name of Act:  Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988

Trade Reform Legislation 1988: A Legislative History of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (Pub. L. No. 100-418) (1991)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Mary Ann Nelson

Pub. L. No. 104-134 – 110 Stat. 1321

Popular Name of Act:  Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996

A Legislative History of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 (1997)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & William H. Manz

Pub. L. No.  93-579 – 88 Stat. 1896

Popular Name of Act:  Privacy Act of 1974

Legislative History of the Privacy Act of 1974, S. 3418, Public Law 93-579: Source Book on Privacy (1976)

Senate Committee on Government Operations & House Committee on Government Operations

Pub. L. No. 90-602 – 82 Stat. 1173

Popular Name of Act:  Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968

Legislative History of Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968 (1975)

U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Food and Drug Administration

Pub. L. No. 92-178 – 85 Stat. 497

Popular Name of Act:  Revenue Act of 1971

Tax Reform, 1971: A Legislative History of Revenue Act of 1971 (Public Law No. 92-178) (1996)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 92-603 – 86 Stat. 1329

Popular Name of Act:  Social Security Amendments of 1972

The Professional Standards Review Act: A Legislative History of Title XI of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 (Pub. L. No. 92-603) (1990)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 93-619 – 88 Stat. 2076

Popular Name of Act:  Speedy Trial Act of 1974

Legislative History of Title I of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 (1980)

Anthony Partridge

Pub. L. No. 96-613 – 94 Stat. 3579

Popular Name of Act:  Tax Laws, Miscellaneous Changes

Tax Reform, 1980: A Legislative History of Public Law 96-613: Tax Laws, Miscellaneous Changes (1995)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 94-12 – 89 Stat. 26

Popular Name of Act:  Tax Reduction Act of 1975

Tax Reform, 1975: A Legislative History of the Tax Reduction Act of 1975, Public Law No. 94-12 (1995)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 91-172 – 83 Stat. 487

Popular Name of Act:  Tax Reform Act of 1969

Tax Reform, 1969: A Legislative History of the Tax Reform Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-172) with Related Amendments (1991)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 94-455 – 90 Stat. 1520

Popular Name of Act:  Tax Reform Act of 1976

Tax Reform, 1976: A Legislative History of the Tax Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-455), with Related Amendments (1992)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Emelyn B. House

Pub. L. No 99-514 – 100 Stat. 2085

Popular Name of Act:  Tax Reform Act of 1986

Tax Reform, 1986: A Legislative History of the Tax Reform Act of 1986: The Law, Reports, Hearings, Debates, and Related Documents (1987)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Margaret H. McDermott

Pub. L. No. 100-647 – 102 Stat. 3342

Popular Name of Act:  Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988

Tax Reform, 1988: A Legislative History of the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, Public Law No. 100-647 (1995)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Pub. L. No. 104-104 – 110 Stat. 56

Popular Name of Act:  Telecommunications Act of 1996

» Telecommunications Act of 1996: Law & Legislative History (1996)

Robert E. Emeritz

» Federal Telecommunications Law: A Legislative History of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56 (1996) including the Communications Decency Act (1997)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 81-506 (Chapter 169) – 64 Stat. 107

Popular Name of Act:  Uniform Code of Military Justice

Index and Legislative History, Uniform Code of Military Justice 1950 (2000)

W.S. Hein

Pub. L. No 107-56 – 115 Stat. 272

Popular Name of Act:  USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

USA Patriot Act: A Legislative History of the Uniting and Strengthening of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, Public Law No. 107-56 (2001) (2002)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Christopher T. Anglim

Pub. L. No. – Not Enacted

Popular Name of Act:  Universal Tobacco Settlement Act

Congress and the Tobacco Industry: A Legislative History of the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act (2003)

William H. Manz

Pub. L. No. 103-322 – 108 Stat. 1796

Popular Name of Act:  Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

The Omnibus Anti-Crime Act: A Legislative History of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, September 13, 1994 (1997)

Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

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