Tax Bills Basics
"After a bill is introduced in the House, it is referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has primary jurisdiction over revenue bills. . . .The first version of a bill subject to mark-up is often called the Chairman's mark . . ." (House Ways and Means, Portfolio 100-2nd, Bloomberg BNA) (Footnotes omitted)
"In the Senate, the bill is first referred to the Senate Finance Committee, which has primary jurisdiction in the Senate over revenue bills." (Senate Finance Committee, Portfolio 100-2nd, Bloomberg BNA)
Citation, Tax Bills
The following citation resources may be informative.
- Bluebook R. 13.2, Bills and Resolutions
- TaxCite, Pt. 1, B1, Bills and Resolutions
- TaxCite, Pt. 3, C., Tax Legislation (Listing citations for commonly cited legislation, as well as associated bill numbers)
Current Awareness Services or Publications
Below are links to a selection of online resources offering current awareness publications or services.
Sources of Tax Bills, Current and Historical
Below are links to a selection of online resources offering the fulltext or highlights from current and former tax bills.
Sources of Bills, Current and Historical (Not Specific to Tax Law)
Below are links to a selection of online resources offering current and former federal bills. These sources are not focused on tax bills.
Additional Instruction on Legislative History Research
Below are links to sources offering instruction on legislative history research.