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Following the Stimulus, Gov Docs Update

February 5, 2009 · No Comments

…now that the Ecomonic Stimulus Package is in under consideration by Congress (officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan), there are a number of resources that will allow you to follow legislative action “blow by blow.”  LexisNexis Congressional has search features for reserach on Bills and Laws including legislative histories, as well as searches for committee memberships, daily congressional action, and “hot politics.”  On the open web there his (and there has always been) Thomas, the Library of Congress’ legislative search engine.  Thomas allows for many of the same searches, and for bill tracking…that is following the path of legislation and amendments to said through the maze of committees. All of this means that one doesn’t have to rely on the media (CNN or otherwise) to see how this plan (and the tremendous amount of money this plan constitutes) evolves…

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