July 23, 2010
There has been a flurry of Congressional news this week with the enactment of the Financial Reform Bill, and the Senate passing the extension of jobless benefits. When researching active or recently passed legislation it is important to understand which version you are interested in, either the engrossed, enrolled or introduced version, and how to access other versions.
In Westlaw, a find by citation for the Wall Street reform Bill 2009 CONG US HR 4173, will pull up all the versions as separate results. When you are in any of these bills you can click on the Graphical Bills link on the left side of the screen. To open up a map that not only shows all of the versions, but also links to legislative history organized by category.