Debates, Proceedings, and Journals
With exceptions, a verbatim account of congressional proceedings. Contains four sections:
- proceedings of the House (edited debates, records of votes and legislative action, and the full text of many bills)
- proceedings of the Senate (edited debates, records of votes and legislative action, and the full text of many bills)
- extensions of remarks (undelivered texts members ask to be included with the record)
- Daily Digest (concise, factual record of daily activities)
Century of Lawmaking from Library of Congress
Congressional Publications Indexes and provides full text from the Congressional Record (1985-).
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A Century of Lawmaking from Library of Congress -- Indexes and provides fulltext of Congressional Record's predecessors dating from 1774 through 1875.
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Print Indexes -- Basement Documents Stacks, X. For dates where online indexing is not yet available (1875-1984) , use print indexing found either at the beginning of each bound volume or at the end of each year.