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Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Journal of the Senate of the United States

"Motions, reports filed, executive communications, votes, and other basic legislative actions of the House and Senate are summarized in the Journals. The Journals do not include the actual floor debates, speeches, or extended remarks." (Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives)

House and Senate Journals

Chamber

Congress

Years

Format

Location

House, Senate 1st-43rd 1789-1875 online House Journal, Senate Journal, from American Memory.
House, Senate 1st-14th 1789-1817 online House and Senate Journals, Series I, via Readex
House, Senate 15th-97th, 1st sess. 1817-1981 online Journals appear in the Serial Set during the period 1817-1981. There are two options to access the same database.
(1) Search CBBcat on the number of the Congress (e.g., sixty-fourth) and either Journal of the House of Representatives or Journal of the Senate; or
(2) Access directly in U.S. Congressional Serial Set under Publication Category > Congressional Journals. This article provides a list of House and Senate Journals that are in the Serial Set in 1817-1952 along with volume numbers: Walter Stubbs, 1997. "Finding congressional journals in the U.S. Serial Set." Journal of Government Information no. 24 (1):39-45. .
House, Senate 60th- 1907- print Govt Doc XJH (House)
Govt Doc XJS (Senate)
House 102nd, 2nd sess.- 1992- online search or browse in govinfo
House, Senate 108th Cong., 2nd sess.-113th Cong., 1st sess. 2004-2013 online ProQuest Congressional, Committee Prints & Misc. Publications
House, Senate varies varies online HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Google Books

 

The Journals for the 1st-16th congresses (1789-1820) are indexed in a series of volumes titled General Index of the Journals of Congress [...], available through the two Serial Set options above.

Senate Executive Journal

Journal of the Senate in executive session.

Congress

Years

Format

Location

1st-96th 1789-1980 online Senate Executive Journals
1st-43rd 1789-1875 online Senate Executive Journal, from American Memory.
57th-110th 1901-2008 print Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate
Govt Doc Y 1.3/4:
Also Govt Micro Y 1.3/4: (microfiche, scattered holdings)

 

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