Federal law is produced by the processes and procedures of the United States (U.S.) branches of government to include the U.S. Congress and Executive branches. The Legislative branch, through the House and Senate, produce documents such as bills, committee reports, and floor records, and also public laws, which is later listed as a statute in the U.S. Code.
The Executive branch includes many federal agencies who are responsible for issuing rules and regulations that are located in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Judicial branch applies these statutes and regulations in cases where meaning must be given to the statute or regulation.
The Wyoming State Law Library print collection includes various primary source federal materials such as the U.S. Codes, but also secondary sources which provide explanations and citations to relevant primary sources of law. The following are recommended print sources located in the Wyoming State Law Library: