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Congressional Record

Introduction and guide to publications and records of the U.S. Congress, including legislation, Congressional Record, Committee Hearings and Reports and more.

About the Congressional Record

"The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session."

Source: FDsys: Federal Digital System


The Congressional Record has been through four incarnations:

1. Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824)

2. Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837)

3. Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

4. Congressional Record (1873-present)

Background Information

For additional background information see:

Congressional Record Research Guide from the U.S. Senate

About Congressional Record from the Government Publishing Office

Sources of the Congressional Record Online

BC Holdings for the Congressional Record

Stacks Holdings

  • 89th-104th Congresses (1965-2000)
  • Holdings are selective

Film Holdings

  • Debates and Proceedings of the Congress of the United States (1789-1824)
    • O'Neill Microforms J11. A5
  • Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1836)
    • O'Neill Microforms J11.D5
  • Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
    • O'Neill Microforms J11.R5
  • Congressional Record (1873-1982)
    • O'Neill Microforms J11.R5

Fiche Holdings

  • Congressional Record (1983-present)
    • O'Neill Gov Docs Fiche X1.1: