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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.
The Daily Digest summarizes floor and committee actions in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and provides page references to those actions. It is the last section in each edition of the Congressional Record and serves as an index to that day's proceedings.
Info FOR congress
These agencies provide info for Congress & other parts on government, advising them on problems, possible solutions, costs & benefits, etc.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Audits federal agencies; investigates allegations of illegal/improper government activity; advises Congress & agencies via issues reports, policy analysis, & testimonies on how well government programs & policies are meeting objectives & how to do stuff better, cheaper, more fairly, etc.
Started around 2017. So far doesn't have lots of reports older than 2011.
Federation of American Scientists CRS reports
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides reports to members of Congress on topics relevant to current political events. Congress requires that CRS not make them directly available to the public FAS is one of several groups that collaborate to get & post them.
C-SPAN video library
Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. Indexed and searchable by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors,
committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, location, and in many cases the full text of closed caption trancriptions.
Summaries of Congressional activity
Annual summaries of debates, issues, bills voted on & laws passed, with some info on politics, media coverage, elections, relations with the president & Supreme Court, etc. Also a weekly summary for the current year.
Congressional quarterly weekly
Weekly summary of activities. Recent issues are in Roy O's current periodicals area. We've got copies going back to 1956, at least, in case the annual summaries aren't detailed enough.
History of Congress & how Congress works
D.C. - federal agencies & non-government groups
Summary description, history, & contact info for U.S. federal agencies, also similar info for non-profit & industry & lobbying groups headquartered in & around Washington, D.C.
United States government organization manual
Published by the feds. Agencies of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Federal government; also boards, commissions, committees, and quasi-official agencies. Summary of purpose & role, programs & activities; names and titles of major officials; organization charts. Also contains a section on terminated or transferred agencies.