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Administrative Law: Congress

The guide covers federal administrative powers, rule-making and decison-making and links to state administrative law materials.

The Role of Congress

Congress delegates authority to agencies to:

  • implement the substantive law enacted by Congress
  • implement and/or develop the procedural rules by which the substantive law will be implemented (rulemaking)
  • implement and/or develop the procedures by which disputes between the agencies and the regulated community will be decided (decision-making)
  • license activities or individuals
  • enforce statutes and regulations as allowed by its governing statutes

Online Legislative History Sources

Free Sources

Commercial Sources

Congress.gov: Overview of the Rulemaking Process

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