legislative subject term

What is legislative subject term?

legislative subject term meaning

The legislative subject term vocabulary consists of approximately 1,000 subjects, geographic entities, and organization names. CRS may assign one or many terms to describe a measure’s substance and effects. The legislative subject term vocabulary is consistently used for all bills and resolutions introduced since 2009 (111th Congress).

Terms assigned to a bill can be seen from the “View All Subjects” link to the right of each bill’s overview. Find Bills by Subject and Policy Area provides subject term search guidance.

See also, policy area term.


reference: Congress Glossary