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Congressional Record

Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily while Congress is in session. Each daily issue is published with a summary of the day's floor and committee activities. Provides record volumes from 1994 to present.

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Register of Debates

The Register of Debates is a record of the congressional debates of the 18th Congress, 2nd Session through the 25th Congress, 1st Session (1824-37). It is the second of the four series of publications containing the debates of Congress. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress and succeeded by the Congressional Globe.

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Congressional Globe

Contains the congressional debates of the 23rd through 42nd Congresses (1833-1873).

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A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

Full-text documents from U.S. Congress debates and legislative proceedings. Documents from 1774-1875.

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United States Statutes at Large

The United States Statutes at Large, typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. The Statutes at Large is prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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United States Code

The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.

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Annals of Congress

Resource on the debates and proceedings in the Congress. Covers the 1st Congress through the first session of the 18th Congress, from 1789 to 1824.

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ProQuest Congressional

Comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics, including government, current events, politics, economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine. Finding aid for congressional hearings, committee prints, committee reports and documents from 1970-present, and the daily Congressional Record from 1985-present. Compiled legislative histories from 1969-present.

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Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S.

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GPO Monthly Catalog

Consists of records published by the GPO since July 1976. Includes references for documents to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

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Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Usually updated the morning after session adjourns.

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United States House of Representatives

This is the official home page of the United States House of Representatives. 

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United States Senate

This is the official home page of the United States Senate.

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Legislative Branch Agencies

Architect of the Capitol

Organization responsible for constructing and maintaining historic buildings, monuments, art, and inspirational gardens on the Capitol campus.

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Congressional Budget Office

Nonpartisan government office that produces independent budget and economic issue analyses for use in Congressional budget-making.

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Congressional Research Service

Federal service which helps with the law-making process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislature analysis to members of Congress.

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Copyright Office

The Copyright Office administers the national copyright system and provides advice on copyright law to congress, federal agencies, the courts and the public.

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Goverment Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office gathers information to help Congress determine how effectively executive branch agencies are doing their jobs.

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U.S. Government Publishing Office

Publishes and distributes official government publications to Congress, federal agencies, federal depository libraries, and the public.

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Federal office that contributes to making an effective and efficient House by identifying and helping mitigate significant risks to the House, highlighting opportunities for improving the efficiency of House operations, and serving as a constructive critic, helpful advisor, and positive change agent.

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The Office of the Clerk

Homepage for the legislative office which performs administrative functions for the U.S. House of Representatives, including creating and retaining the House Journal, calling new members to order, tracking questions of order, and managing the offices and staff of deceased or retired representatives. Resource provides live updates of House proceedings as well as information on bills, votes, and committee meetings.

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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Made up of members of the House and Senate, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is responsible for planning and carrying out the President's swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

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Library of Congress

Homepage for the Library of Congress, the U.S.'s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world. Provides digital access to many resources.

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Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)

MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative commission that reviews federal and state Medicaid and CHIP policies and makes recommendations to Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Office of Compliance

The Office of Compliance advances workplace rights, safety, health, and accessibility in the Legislative Branch.

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Open World Leadership Center

The Open World Leadership Center administers the Open World program, a foreign exchange program that brings future leaders from former Soviet states to the U.S. to meet with members of congress.

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Stennis Center for Public Service

The Stennis Center provides leadership training to young people interested in careers in public service. It also offers training and development opportunities to congresspeople and their staffs.

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U.S. Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is a living plant museum that educates visitors about the importance of plants to the well-being of humans, and to Earth’s fragile ecosystems.

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U.S. Capitol Police

U.S. Capitol Police Officers work to protect life and property, investigate criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations on U.S. Capitol Grounds. Officers are also responsible for protecting members, officers of Congress, and their families.

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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Take a tour of the historic Capitol, where you can see the Crypt of the Capitol, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

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U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate make up the two chambers of Congress. The House has 435 members, the number representing each state is determined by population.

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U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives make up the two chambers of Congress. The Senate has 100 members, 2 from each state, who are elected to serve for a term of 6 years.

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As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

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