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Government Documents: Bills and Laws
When you're looking for the text of a bill, who is sponsoring or co-sponsoring legislation, for the current status, or any congressional actions taken (or amendments added) the first place to look is Congress.gov from the Library of Congress. This free service is user friendly and easy to navigate. You can search by bill number or keyword/phrase, or browse bills by sponsor.
"Public and private laws are also known as slip laws. A slip law is an official publication of the law and is competent evidence admissible in all state and Federal courts and tribunals of the United States. Public laws affect society as a whole, while private laws affect an individual, family, or small group."
FDsys - Browse Public and Private Laws. Retrieved 1/18/11, from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PLAW