After all the discussion and debate, a debt ceiling deal was finally reached earlier this week.  The bill passed into law is known as the Budget Control Act of 2011.  It’s useful to note that the authenticated version of the bill and others can be found on the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).  FDsys contains a number of useful government publications that you might need as a lawyer, such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Hearings, Public Laws, and the Congressional Record.  The Government Printing Office has been publishing government information for 150 years and has recently published its own history; Keeping America Informed: The U.S. Government Printing Office: 150 Years of Service to the Nation.