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The numbering is this: 109 (2006) H-House 27. This stands for Congress and year 109 (2006), then whether it was in the H-House, S-Senate, D-Daily Digest, or E-Ext. of Remarks, which is remarks that were submitted in paper, not verbalized on the floor, and finally page number (27).

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LexisNexis: Congressional Record & Rules Full-tex back to 1985.

U.S. Congressional Record (GPO Access) has full-text from 1994.

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Congressional Record Debates and Proceedings, 1873-1875 has the records of floor activity and votes.

Congressional Globe Debates and Proceedings, 1833-1873 has the records of floor activity and votes.

Congressional Record Permanent Edition 1873-1998

Congressional Globe 1833-1873


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