Skip to main content

Government Information on Veterans: Congressional/Legislative

Provides information on accessing libraries resources on veterans and veterans affairs policymaking from U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government sources.

Congressional/Legislative

The U.S. Congress is responsible for approving new laws, revising existing laws, funding federal programs, and conducting oversight of federal agency programs.  Much of this work is done by congressional committees and they and congressional oversight agencies produce voluminous information resources on U.S. veterans policymaking.  Examples include

Congressional Bills (1995-present)

Congressional Record (1994-present) Features text of congressional bills, debate, and recorded votes.

House Appropriations Committee Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies Subcommittee (HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/1)


House Veterans Affairs Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.V 64/3 (Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)

Hathitrust full text records from this committee
Senate Appropriations Committee Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/2)

Hathitrust fulltext records from this subcommittee
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.V 64/4

Hathitrust full text records from this committee

Feb. 1, 2017 nomination hearing of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. OGE Shulkin Ethics Agreement and Form 278 Public Financial Disclosure.

Government Accountability Office (Evaluates management performance of government programs)
Congressional Budget Office (Evaluates federal budget and budgetary implications of federal programs. Prepares cost estimates for reported congressional legislation)
Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress entity examining public policy issues for Congress)(Courtesy:  University of North Texas Library)

ProQuest Congressional (Features historic congressional committee documents and reports, executive branch agency reports, and congressional debate prior to 1997)(Purdue Users Only)

Associations Unlimited (Purdue Users Only)(Provides information on veterans and other interest groups and lobbying organizations)
American Legion
Disabled American Veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Subject Specialist

Bert Chapman's picture
Bert Chapman
Contact:
(765) 494-2837

Fax: (765) 494-9007