This is a brief guide to researching current health policy issues and legislation in the U.S. on the internet. Tracking legislation through Congress can be a complicated process. Consult the U.S. Government Documents guide, The Legislative Process, for a step-by-step explanation of the process and the tools, both in print and on the internet, used for following legislation from the introduction of a bill, to its passage into law, to eventual regulatory enforcement. There is also a guide, How to Compile a Legislative History, which may prove useful.
Keyword and subject searches on CLIO will locate relevant government documents in the U.S. Government Documents collection. All U.S. Government Documents items are located in the East Reading Room of Lehman Library. NOTE:The CLIO record will not indicate whether a Documents item is available in print or on microfiche, so it is necessary to check both the print stacks and the microfiche cabinets using the call number found in CLIO.