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U.S. Constitution: Subject Guide: Legislative Branch

This guide will help you find information and resources on the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.

Legislative Branch

The legislative branch is made up of the House and Senate, known collectively as the Congress. Among other powers, the legislative branch makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

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Websites: U.S. Constitution Text Related to the Legislative Branch

Websites: Official Congressional Sites

Websites: About The Legislative Process


The following represent just a few of the books in the University Library on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Search the Library Catalog to find additional books.

Researching Legislative Histories

Use the following resources to search for legislative histories (the documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied and debated).