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Capitol Hill Basics

You and the U.S. Congress

  • Check out the Congressional Directory – click here
    On this page you will find committee lists and contact information, information on congressional leadership and key listings for numbers on the Hill.
  • News from The Hill – click here
  • Watch the floor of the House and the Senate live on CSPAN – click here 
  • Congressional Committees – click here
  • Map of the Capitol and Congressional offices – click here

You and the legislative Process

  • How a bill becomes a law 101 – click here
  • Thomas, legislative information – click here 
    On this page you will be able to research laws at any stage in the legislative process, learn more about legislative history.  For help looking through Thomas’s databases, check out Thomas’s FAQ page.