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Bill text is provided by GPO, and most other information on bills comes from THOMAS. Information from THOMAS and GPO is delayed by about one day. Scout's data covers 2009 to the present.
Court opinions are provided by CourtListener, which is developed by the Free Law Project.
Scout currently limits court opinion search to federal appellate and special courts, and only as far back as 2009. We may expand this over time.
For more comprehensive search facilities, visit CourtListener directly to search their historical archive of opinions across hundreds of jurisdictions at the state and federal level.
Regulatory information is provided by the Federal Register, and published throughout the day. Scout's data covers 2009 to the present.
Information on state legislation comes from Open States, a Sunlight Foundation project that publishes data on state legislative activity for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
This data originates from the official websites of the 50 state legislatures, and is published at various times throughout the day.
Note: Dates shown are the official last action date listed for the bill. This can sometimes be in the future, such as in the case of upcoming hearings, or "effective dates" for bills made law.
All GAO reports are sourced directly from the Government Accountability Office.
All Inspector General reports are sourced directly from their original official website, and gathered using the unitedstates/inspectors-general project.
Scout's data covers 2009 to the present.
Speeches from the Congressional Record are provided by Capitol Words, a Sunlight Foundation project that analyzes word usage in Congress.
The Congressional Record is published by GPO once each morning and covers 1996 to the present.
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