Thomas is the on-line legislative information service of the Library of Congress. It includes bills, laws, the Congressional record, and committee reports, as well as other information on current proposed legislation and the activities of the House and Senate. Summaries and status of bills and resumes of congressional activity are available from the early 1970's, and the full text of bills and the Congressional Record are available from 1989. Most committee reports are included from 1995.
Each congress must be searched separately. Bills can be searched by keyword, indexed subject term, bill number, or stage in the legislative process. The Congressional Record can be searched by member of Congress, keyword, indexed subject term, date, or section of the Record.