Legislative history comes to WestlawNext

February 11, 2011

Long a staple of Westlaw and print publications, federal and state legislative history materials such as public laws, session laws, House and Senate reports, Congressional Record testimony, and presidential signing statements are now on WestlawNext.

To access legislative history materials on WestlawNext, do one of the following: 

  • At the WestlawNext home page, click Statutes and Court Rules in the All Content tab.  The Statutes and Court Rules page is displayed. Click Legislative History under Tools & Resources. Links to category pages are displayed for all federal and state legislative history materials currently available. Click the link to the appropriate category page, then browse the result or type a search in the text box and click Search.


  • When viewing a statutory section for which you need legislative history materials, click the History tab. Then click one of the options available on the menu, e.g., Reports and Related Materials.

 Reports and Related Materials is accessible in the History tab