Published annually, the Congressional Monitor summarizes the bills and resolutions pertinent to Palestine, Israel, or the broader Arab-Israeli conflict that were introduced during the previous session of Congress. The monitor identifies major legislative themes related to the Palestine issue as well as initiators of specific legislation, their priorities, the range of their concerns, and their attitudes toward regional actors. It is part of a wider project of the Institute for Palestine Studies that includes the Congressional Monitor Database at congressionalmonitor.org. The database contains all relevant legislation from 2001 to the present (the 107th through the 113th Congress) and is updated on an ongoing basis. Material in this compilation is drawn from thomas.loc.gov, the official legislative site of the Library of Congress, which includes a detailed primer on the U.S. legislative process entitled “How Our Laws Are Made.”
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