Tools For Legislative Research

THOMAS

THOMAS is a database managed by the Library of Congress that gives you easy access to Federal resources such as legislation, transcripts of House and Senate hearings, and any version of any Federal-level bill introduced in the past 20+ sessions.

How to Draft a Resolution

The Pennsylvania PTA has a great guide to creating a resolution, the cornerstone of effective local government. Particularly useful are the various legalese terms given to help you formulate the Whereas and Be It Resolved clauses.

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