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This links to a specific bill via THOMAS.

Bills and Resolutions from the 6th Congress through the 42nd Congress are available separately through the Library of Congress.



  • {{{1}}}: Congress number (93-present). (1-92 will provide the right output, but the link will not work).
(Congress number)
Link Format
93-115 (present) Links to THOMAS bill Formats properly
1-92 No link Formats properly
  • {{{2}}}: Bill type:
(NOT case specific)
template will
convert it to
Bill type Piped result
h, h., h.r., hr hr House Bill H.R.
h.res., h.res, hres hres House Resolution H.Res.
h.j.res, h.jres, h.j.res, hjres., h.j.r., hjr, hj, hjres hjres House Joint Resolution H.J.Res.
h.con.res., h.con.res, h. con. res., h. con. res, hconres., hconres, hcr, h c r, h con res hconres House Concurrent Resolution H.Con.Res.
h.amdt., h.amdt, ha, hamdt hamdt House Amendment H.Amdt.
s., s s Senate Bill S.
s.res., s.res, sr, sres sres Senate Resolution S.Res.
s.j., s.j, sj, sjr, sjres sjres Senate Joint Resolution S.J.Res.
s.con.res., s.con.res, s. con. res., s. con. res, sconres., sconres, scr, s c r, s con res, scon sconres Senate Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res.
s.amdt., s.amdt, samt, sa, samdt samdt Senate Amendment S.Amdt.
  • {{{3}}}: Bill number (1-?)
  • {{{pipe}}}: Optional field if you'd rather use piped text


The Senate Joint Resolution 52 of the 101st Congress:

{{USBill|101|SJ|52}} returns S.J.Res. 52

The House bill 889 of the 109th Congress:

{{USBill|109|HR|889}} returns H.R. 889

The House Resolution 4954 of the 109th Congress, known as the "SAFE Port Act":

{{USBill|109|HR|4954|pipe=Text of the SAFE Port Act}} returns Text of the SAFE Port Act

Examples of Senate legislation from the Library of Congress:

{{USBill|110|S|254}} returns S. 254
{{USBill|110|SJ|10}} returns S.J.Res. 10
{{USBill|110|SConRes|33}} returns S.Con.Res. 33
{{USBill|110|SRes|69}} returns S.Res. 69
{{USBill|110|SA|43}} returns S.Amdt. 43

Examples of House of Representatives legislation from the Library of Congress:

{{USBill|110|HR|622}} returns H.R. 622
{{USBill|110|HJ|65}} returns H.J.Res. 65
{{USBill|110|HConRes|27}} returns H.Con.Res. 27
{{USBill|110|HRes|655}} returns H.Res. 655
{{USBill|110|HA|234}} returns H.Amdt. 234

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List of United States legal citation templatesEdit

View WP version Parameters in (parentheses) are optional.

Template(s) Parameter(s) Description
1 2 3 4 Options
{{UnitedStatesCode}}, {{USC}}, {{usc}} Title Section (end of section range)   (pipe) United States Code via Cornell University's Legal Information Institute
{{UnitedStatesCode2}}, {{USC2}}, {{usc2}} Title Section Description   USC via Cornell: description of the section
{{UnitedStatesCodeSec}}, {{USCSec}} Title Section   (pipe) USC via Cornell: when citing one of a series of USC sections, where it would be redundant to display the full citation for each section, this template can be used to display only the section number.
{{UnitedStatesCodeSub}}, {{USCSub}} Title Section Up to 6 levels of "sub" Access to subsection/paragraph/subparagraph/clause/... to allow correct hyperlinking to the anchors embedded in the Cornell pages.
{{USCSub2}}, {{uscsub2}} Title Section Up to 6 levels of "sub" Combines 'USCSec' and 'USCSub', eliminating redundancy when citing subsections / subparagraphs / &c.
{{Usc-clause}} Title Section Clause   USC via Cornell: allows clauses
{{Usc-title-chap}}, {{usctc}} Title Chapter (Subchapter)   (pipe) USC via Cornell: title/chapter links
{{USIRC}} Section     Internal Revenue Code {{UnitedStatesCode}}
{{USStat}}, {{usstat}} Volume Page     Statutes at Large via the Library of Congress, the Government Printing Office, or Google Books
{{USPL}}, {{uspl}} Congress Ordinal law   Public Law via GPO Access
{{USStatute}} Congress Ordinal law (Volume) (Page)   Combines {{USPL}} and {{USStat}}, then add optional Year ({{{5}}}), Month ({{{6}}}), Day ({{{7}}})
{{USBill}} Congress Bill type (S, SJ, HR, HJ) Bill number (1-?)   (pipe) Congressional bills via THOMAS
{{USHRollCall}}, {{USHVote}} Year Vote House Roll call vote via
{{USSRollCall}}, {{USSVote}} Congress Session Vote Senate Roll call vote via
{{USCongRec}} Year Section Page (date)   Congressional Record via GPO Access
{{Federal Register}}, {{USFR}}, {{USFedReg}} Volume Page   Federal Register via GPO Access
{{Federal reporter}} Series Volume Case (+ optional parameters) Federal Reporter via Wikisource or OpenJurist
{{CodeFedReg}}, {{USCFR}} Volume Part Section (Clause)   Code of Federal Regulations via GPO Access
{{ExecutiveOrder}} Number   Executive Orders via Wikisource
{{USSG}} Chapter Section U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines (2009) via the U.S. Sentencing Commission website
{{USSGSub}} Chapter Section Up to 3 levels of "sub" U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines (2009) via the U.S. Sentencing Commission website
Template(s) 1 2 3 4 Options Description