Search broad subject areas and issues in CQ Researcher. Check the "Outlook" section for pending legislation.
Search CQ Weekly by keyword or bill number to read about current legislation before Congress. Remember if an introduced bill does not become law, it may be introduced again in a new session of Congress but it will have a new number. Use keywords and bill name to trace legislation from one session of Congress to another.
Search Congress.gov by bill number or popular name of a bill for up-to-the minute status of legislation. Once legislation is passed, it becomes law and is assigned a Public Law number. Thomas will keep track of all number changes.
Use US Congressional Serial Set Digital Collection to find historical bills and legislative histories.
Lexis-Nexis is a source for newspaper coverage of legislation and the surrounding issues.
Search Newspaper Source Plus or Lexis-Nexis to see current issues that face that state (try searching legislation AND state name). Then go to the state legislation page to get latest news on where the legislation stands.
Federal, state, local government and military sites can be found by conducting a Google search using keywords. In addition, the full-text of many documents can be found on Google.
Including site:.gov in your Google Advanced search will limit results to federal government sites but will exclude state and local government sites.