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Health Policy and Legislation Research and Analysis

Legislative Process

Click to expand this infographic detailing how federal laws in the United States are created, debated, amended and enacted.

Infographic: How Our Laws are Made. Data from "How Laws are Made" by John V. Sullivan. Creative Commons License. 2010.


Thank you to the late John Shuler, former Associate Professor and Government Information Librarian at UIC Library, whose work formed the basis for this research guide.

Special thanks to Anne Abramson and her colleagues at the UIC Law Library for their invaluable help with the creation of this guide.