Thomas, a Library of Congress site providing free access to recent full-text legislative documents including bills, treaties, and committee reports, is getting a makeover. It will be replaced in 2014 by the new Congress.gov website.
Even congressional staff members need help with legal research! The Congressional Research Service (CRS), an agency that provides legal and policy analysis to members of Congress, has just published an excellent research guide: “Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff” (Aug. 30, 2012). This 17-page guide highlights useful (and mostly free) governmental and non-governmental resources for researching current federal legislation and regulations. Each listed resource is accompanied by a brief description and a direct hyperlink. Of particular note is a useful compilation of print and online media sources providing updated information on federal legislation and regulations.