Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Library Reopening Dashboard
Get the latest information on the status of library services and space.
 Ask a Question

Political Science 1 (Nicholson): Find a Bill

Introduction to U.S. Politics

Assignment Information

assignment information

Find a Bill


  1. What is the overall goal of this bill?
  2. Might there be disagreement between liberals and conservatives on this bill?  Does it align with a domestic issue found in your assignment?  If so, under which issue would each fall?  Overall, would this bill be suitable to use for your assignment?
  3. What do you think is the party affiliation of the sponsor for the bill?  Why would you guess this?
  4. To find out more about each bill's topic, what terms or phrases do you think would be important to use when searching for news and articles?
  5. Would you anticipate any challenges with researching the subject addressed by this bill?

Some Domestic Issues

  • climate change / environment
  • abortion
  • health care reform / repeal
  • national infrastructure (e.g. bridges)
  • tax policy
  • Social Security or Medicare reform
  • budget deficit
  • energy and oil production
  • immigration policy
  • minimum wage
  • LGBTQ policy
  • drug policy reform
  • education reform
  • welfare spending / reform

Library Instructor

Profile Photo
Sara Davidson Squibb
Library Office 275D

For Fun

"Artificial intelligence can predict which congressional bills will pass"   Hutson at Science Magazine 21 June 2017

Scoposlab (Nay) - looking at bill text to predict passage

GovTrack (Tauberer) - developing software to predict bill passage since 2012