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Types of Legislative Documents
Committee Hearings: Held by committees of the House and Senate, sometimes by joint or special committees, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, to investigate activities of a government department or to evaluate the implementation of federal law.
Congressional Record: Official record of daily floor debates, agendas, and actions of Congress. Preceded by the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe.
Serial Set: Consists of the reports and documents of both chambers. Congressional reports originate from committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. Congressional documents originate from committees and cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations.
House of Representatives
Lower house of the US Congress
Upper house of the US Congress.
US Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875
Contains the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe.
Access to official US policy documents and reports such as the federal budget, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Bills and more!
American State Papers
Documents of the Congress from 1789 to 1838.
Maintained by the Library of Congress, Thomas is the main portal for legislative information, such as roll call votes, bills and resolutions, and more
Congressional information site for those real world questions. Information on the election races for President, Congress and state offices. Provides contact information and issue positions for candidates and elected officials.
Comprehensive, non-biased reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world.
Covers United States congressional activity, as well as executive and judicial decisions that affect Congress. Includes summaries of committee work, investigations, hearings, debates, and votes.
Project Vote Smart
Covers candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.