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Sections of Legislation (current Congress)
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  Example: http://legislink.org/us/HR-11-IH-805
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  Source: US Government Priting Office Congressional Bills
  Availability: Current Congress Only
  Warning: URL will link to other documents in subsequent Congresses.

Sections of Legislation (any Congress)
  Format: [congress-number]-[bill-type]-[bill-number]-[bill-stage]-[section]
  Example: http://legislink.org/us/111-HR-1-IH-1221
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  Source: US Government Priting Office Congressional Bills
  Availability: 1995 - present (104th - 113th Congress) and partial 103rd

Roll Call Votes
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  Example: http://legislink.org/us/house-vote-2009-1
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  Sources: Clerk of the US House Roll Call votes and
                    US Senate Roll Call votes
  Availability: House: 1990 - present   Senate: 1989 - present
Statutes at Large Citations
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  Example: http://legislink.org/us/stat-78-241
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  Source:
    LegisWorks.org SAL Pre-1951 Project: Volumes 1 - 64 (1789 - 1951)
    GPO Statutes at Large files: Volumes 65 - 124 (1951 - 2010)
    GPO Public and Private Laws: Volumes 125 - 128 (2010 - 2014),
  Availability: Volumes 1 - 128 (1789 - 2014)
Public Laws
  Format (60th Congress and later):
    PL-[congress-number]-[PL-number]
  Format (1st through 59th Congress):
    PL-[congress-number]-[session-number]-[PL-or-chap-number]
    or PL-[YYYY-MM-DD]-[PL-or-chap-number]

  Example: http://legislink.org/us/PL-6-2-3
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  Source:
      Legisworks.org Statutes at Large Pre-1951 Project (1st-81st)

      US GPO Statutes at Large (82nd-103rd) ,
      US GPO Public and Private Laws (104th-present),
  Availability: 1789-present

Public Law Sections
  Format: PL-[congress-number]-[PL-number]-[section]
  Example: http://legislink.org/us/PL-110-329-4
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  Source: US Government Priting Office text versions of Public Laws
  Availability: 1995 - 2014 (104th through 113th Congress)

Public Law Titles
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  Example: http://legislink.org/us/PL-111-3-title-ii
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  Source: US Government Priting Office text versions of Public Laws
  Availability: 1995 - 2014 (104th through 113th Congress)

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US Code Sections
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  Example: http://legislink.org/us/USC-3-302
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  Availability: Most currently published version
bill-type: HR, HRES, HJRES, HCONRES, S, SRES, SJRES, or SCONRES
bill-stage: IH, IS, ATH, ATS, CPH, CPS, EAH, EAS, PCH, PCS, RFH, RFS, RH, RS, EH, ES, ENR
chamber: house or senate
congress-number: Two-year term beginning in odd year. 2009 started 111th Congress
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