The Congressional Record is a substantially verbatim account of the remarks made by senators and representatives while they are on the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It also includes all bills, resolutions, and motions proposed, as well as debates, and roll call votes.
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| ||1983 - present (from GPO)
Although GPO provides an index from 1983, the Web site only has the full text Congressional Record from 1994 to the present.
Résumé of Congressional Activity
| Established in 1947, a final Résumé is issued at the end of each session of Congress. During the current session, a cumulative Résumé is published monthly in the Congressional Record.
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