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Government Publications: United States: House and Senate Journals

Guide to United States government publications.

Definition: Journal

The Journal is a constitutionally-mandated record of certain House and Senate actions, including motions offered, votes taken, and amendments agreed to. Unlike Congressional Record, it does not contain remarks delivered in the House and Senate.

House of Representatives Journals

Senate Journals

The Journal of the Senate of the United States is published pursuant to the Constitution of the United States (Art. I, Sec. 5) under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate.

Senate Journal via Library of Congress: 1789 (1st Congress) to 1875 (43rd Congress)

Senate Executive Journal via Library of Congress: 1789 (!st Congress) to 1875 (43rd Congress)

Maclay's Journal: 1789 to 1791 (1st Congress)