Through legislative debate and compromise, the U.S. Congress makes laws that influence our daily lives. It holds hearings to inform the legislative process, conducts investigations to oversee the executive branch, and serves as the voice of the people and the states in the federal government.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.
The Congressional Record is available in print, located in the lower level.
*Congressional Record Index: 1874-1919, 1989-2007