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The Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is a substantially verbatim account of the remarks made by senators and representatives while they are on the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It also includes all bills, resolutions, and motions proposed, as well as debates and roll call votes.

Daily Digest

The Daily Digest summarizes floor and committee actions in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and provides page references to those actions. It is the last section in each edition of the Congressional Record and serves as an index to that day's proceedings.

The Daily Digest can be browsed from the Thomas website.

Résumé of Congressional Activity

The Résumé of Congressional Activity provides statistical data on congressional workload, such as the number of days in session and the number of bills introduced and enacted into law. The current monthly Résumé and every annual edition are online.


Classic Senate Speeches

Read the eloquent orations of Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne and other Senators in this collection of classic Senate speeches.

Find bills in THOMAS

You can access legislative information, by bill number or key words, from the THOMAS Web site.  Information from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973) is available on THOMAS.

Find Votes

There are several sources for finding out about the floor votes cast by a Senator or Representative.

Sessions of Congress

Congressional Sessions lists all Congresses and corresponding years  - from 1789, when the 1st Congress met, through the current Congress.