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U.S. Congress: Congress at work

Info by and about the U.S. Congress - how to find laws (already passed & being considered) hearings & testimony, speeches given on the House & Senate, & info about members (biographical, $$, etc.)

Congressional Record

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.

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.

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.