1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 9, 2020 8:50 AM by Legislative Archives

    james magner

    susan mahoney Newbie

      which bills did he work on?

        • Re: james magner
          Legislative Archives Adventurer

          Hi Susan -- thanks for posting to History Hub!

           

          I searched the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, and the only individual with the last name 'Magner' I see is a Thomas Francis Magner -- a Representative from New York who served during the 51st to 53rd Congresses.

           

          The best way to see which bills were introduced by a member of Congress is to search the Congressional Record. The Congressional Record is the official record of proceedings and debate on the floor of the House and Senate. Start with the Index at the end of each session and look under the member's last name -- you'll see an entry for the 'bills and joint resolutions introduced by'.

           

          The best way to identify which bills a member of Congress worked on is to find out which committee(s) the member served on. The easiest way to find committee assignments is through the Congressional Directory. Then you can look into the work of the committee through the U.S. Serial Set and the Congressional Record.

           

          If there's a different individual you're interested in please provide additional information -- you can either post here or you can email the Center for Legislative Archives directly at legislative.archives@nara.gov.

           

          Cheers!

          Sarah

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