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Library Resource Guide for: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Congressional Record

Definition

Official record of the proceedings, debates and votes of Congress.

How to Understand the Document

Congressional Record numbering is given at the top of the document.


The Congressional Record gives you entire speeches and floor discussion.


About This Resource

  • 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).

  • Online resources allow text searching.

  • Please use the Citation Guide for the numbering system for the paper copies and older editions.

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