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Health Care Reform

Legislative Process

Other Sources

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act P. L. 111-148

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed H.R. 3950 into law.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Full text of the law.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Includes links to summaries, related bills, congressional actions and more.

Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

Federal Government Sources

TIP: To help identify legislation, search for articles in the databases listed in the Articles tab above.


  • Search database for bills by keyword, sponsor, stage in legislative process.
  • Provides the text, a summary, every floor action, links to the Congressional Record, reports, and roll call votes.


  • Search for bills, reports, prints, hearings, and more.

ProQuest Congressional

  • Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, and the Serial Set.

Bipartisan Congressional Analyses

    Main Congressional Committees

    White House

    Compiled Legislative Histories

    Your Librarian


    Barbara Morgan, M.L.S., J.D.