Congress: Links to information about Congress, Congressional publications, and the Senate and the House of Representatives
- Congressional Collections at Archival Institutions
- This site indexes the personal papers of members of Congress, which are dispersed at repositories around the country. The index is arranged by the name of the holding institution or organization, or by members' personal names.
- Congressional Pay Rates
- This Congressional pay schedule from 1789 to the current era is accessible via the Dirksen Congressional Center.
- Congressional Mega Sites
- If you don't know where to find what you are looking for, start here. It's an extensive list of sites relating to Congress.
- Congress on the Internet
- Links to information about the Legislative branch of government.
- SAA CPR Congressional Resources
- A collection of Congressional resources from the Society of American Archivists' Congressional Papers Roundtable.
- Legislative Source Book
- Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C. maintains this online version of their source book.
- Selected Telephone Numbers and Web Sites
- Useful legislative information compiled by Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- This D.C. Law Librarians' Society web site includes the schedule of volumes, 1970 to current, and "An Overview of the U.S.
Congressional Serial Set" by Rick McKenney.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- Congressional Serial Set Finding List by Wooster College. You can search by agency, SuDoc class, or volume.
- U.S. Congressional Information
- Via GPO Access. This site includes information relating to Congressional activities and legislative actions, laws, and interpretation.
- 2010 US Congressional Primary
- This site shows election dates and candidate filing deadlines for ballot access.
- U.S. Legislative Process
- This guide is designed to help locate government publications from the Legislative branch. It includes bills, hearings, reports, public laws, and Congressional proceedings.
- Congressional E-mail Directory
- Hypertext database of the e-mail addresses of all members of Congress; searchable and browsable.
- Congressional Pictorial Directory
- Photographs of all members of the 105th Congress through the 111th Congress in PDF format; requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
- Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-present
- A joint House-Senate project, this site is searchable by name, position, and state. Biographies includes portraits and bibliography links.
- Speakers of the House
- Listing of the Speakers of the House from the first Congress to the present. Also gives background on the position.
- Roll Call Online
- Provides information on Congress and current national politics. Especially strong in specific current processes and larger national policy issues.
- The Hill
- From the Capitol Hill Publishing Company, The Hill: the Capitol Newspaper on the Web provides daily features, columns, opinions, and resources, etc.
- Ben's Guide to Government for Kids
- A K-12 site for kids to learn about and get involved with their state and federal governments.
- A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873
- A project in the Library of Congress' American Memory Collections, this site covers the Continental Congress to the 16th Congress.
- The Congress Project
- From the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Congress Project is designed to initiate dialogue between scholars who study Congress and policy makers who have experience with how Congress works.
- C-SPAN Congressional Glossary
- Complete alphabetical list of congressional terms.
- Dirksen Congressional Center
- Links to Congress in the Classroom and CongressLink programs.
Top of Page
- Congressional Budget Office
- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides the Congress with economic and budgetary information.
- Congressional Research Service (CRS)
- Stephen Young, reference librarian at the Catholic University of America's Law Library prepared this fine guide to the Congressional Research services, its products, and information on how to access these important research reports.
- Selected CRS Reports, listed by title
- The Senate's CRS Reports are listed alphabetically by title of the report. Available in PDF or plain text (ASCII) format.
- General Accounting Office (GAO)
- GAO, as the investigative arm of Congress, is charged with examining all matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds.
- Developed by the Library of Congress, this site provides online access to congressional legislation and activities, including bills, committee reports, the Congressional Record, and more.
- Congressional Papers Roundtable (SAA)
- Under the Society of American Archivists, this group is an extremely valuable network for archivists, historians, congressional staff, and any others involved with congressional research or management of congressional papers. The Roundtable publishes a newsletter.
Top of Page
Records of Proceedings
- Congressional Collections at Archival Repositories
- Official records of Congress are held at the National Archives, but most personal papers are dispersed to repositories across the country. This web site has a list of those repositories.
- Annals of Congress
- Part of the Library of Congress' A Century of Lawmaking project, the Annals cover the First Congress through the first session of the Eighteenth Congress, from 1789 to 1824.
- Congressional Hearings on the Web
- Hearings are available through the U.S. Government Printing Office web site.
- Congressional Record
- The Congressional Record publishes accounts of the debates, proceedings, and activities of the U.S. Congress.
- Journal of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Like the Senate, the House has kept a record of its proceedings since the first meeting. This site currently covers the years of the first forty-three Congresses, 1789-1875.
- Journal of the U.S. Senate
- The journal begins with the opening session of the Senate, in accordance with Article I, section 5 of the Constitution. It currently covers the years of the first forty-three Congresses, 1789-1875.
Top of Page
- United States Senate
- The official web site for the U.S. Senate.
- Democratic Leadership Committees
- Information on the policies and activities of the Senate's Democrats.
- Learning about the Senate: an institutional bibliography, 1789-2000
- Bibliography of materials on the history of the Senate as an institution.
Find more Senate bibliographies
- Republican Policy Committee
- Information from the committee that formulates and implements Republican policy in the Senate.
- Senators' Papers
- Learn about how a Senator creates the record of his time in office and the disposition of those records.
- Senate Statistics: Majority and Minority, and Party Whips
- This site focuses on the floor leaders elected at the beginning of each Congress.
Top of Page
House of Representatives
- Hind's Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States
- This 1907 text is now accessible online and may be browsed by volume and chapter.
- U.S. House of Representatives
- The official web site for the U.S. House of Representatives
- Current Floor Proceedings
- Up-to-the-minute record of the proceedings in the House.
- Democratic Leadership
- The web site of the current Democratic leader of the House.
- House Republican Policy Committee
- Current issues under consideration in the House RPC, press releases, and other information about the committee.
- Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Papers
- Boston College, repository for Tip O'Neill's papers, the long-term Speaker of the House.
Top of Page