Congressional Publications    FULL-TEXT
SUBJECTS: Comprehensive information from and about the U.S. Congress
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ProQuest Congressional Publications provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation. The database includes Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, which comprises the Congressional Record and its three predecessors: the Congressional Record (1873-2005), the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). The database provides full-text for Congressional Committee Prints, House and Senate Documents and Reports (Congressional Serial Set), Hearings, and Legislative Histories. It also covers full text of congressional working papers and bills, as well as the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and the U.S. Code. It provides access to a wide variety of additional information, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records, and financial data.


The entire digital publication and archive can be searched by:

  • Keywords and full text
  • Controlled subject indexing
  • Names of members of Congress
  • Proceedings content types
  • Roll call vote descriptions
  • Bill and resolution numbers and descriptions
  • Legal citations to reports, bills, and laws

You can limit your searches to specific sections:

  • Full proceedings by chamber
  • Appendices
  • Extension of Remarks
  • Daily Digest

Links connect you to other documents within the Congressional suite:

  • Committee hearings
  • Congressional reports
  • Full text of bills, public laws, and Statues at Large

With this database you can:

  • Monitor legislation and public policy on almost any topic
  • Pinpoint expert testimony on today's leading issues
  • Tap authoritative sources of statistics, projections and analyses
  • Discover a law's intent by tracing its legislative history
  • Review the federal regulations that implement legislation
  • Gauge congressional attitudes toward current topics
  • Find out how members of Congress voted on legislation
  • Learn the makeup and mission of congressional committees
  • Investigate the finances of members of Congress



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