Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)

Congress: Links to Information about Congress, Congressional Publications, and the Senate and the House of Representatives



General

AboutGovernment
Created by The Dirksen Center Special Projects, this site provides more than 50 sites about the U.S. Congress

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.

Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables
A CRS report that describes congressional pay procedure and recent adjustments, as well as historical information on the rate of pay for Members of Congress since 1789.

Government Resources
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.

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.

Schedule of Volumes to the U.S. 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 Finding List
Congressional Serial Set Finding List by Wooster College. You can search by agency, SuDoc class, or volume.

U.S. Legislative Process - Research Guide
This guide is designed to help locate government publications from the Legislative branch. It includes bills, hearings, reports, public laws, and Congressional proceedings.

Congressional Pictorial Directory
Photographs of all members of the 105th Congress through the 113th 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.

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.

Top of Page

Research Support

Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides the Congress with economic and budgetary information.

Congressional Research Service Reports
The University of North Texas Libraries has an extensive collection of Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports available on this site. Users can browse or search for documents.

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.

Congress.gov
"Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information."

Congressional Papers Roundtable
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.

Top of Page

Records of Proceedings

Annals of Congress
Part of the Library of Congress's 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 from the 99th Congress (1985-1986) to the present 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. Available on the Thomas web site from the 101st Congress (1989-1990) until the present.

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. This collection from the Library of Congress offers the Journal from 1789-1875.

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 from the Library of Congress covers the first forty-three Congresses, 1789-1875.

Journal of the House of Representatives
Journals from 1992 to 2010 are available from the Government Printing Office.

Top of Page

Senate

United States Senate
The official web site for the U.S. Senate.

United States Democrats
Information on the policies and activities of the Senate's Democrats.

Senate Republican Conference
"The Senate Republican Conference is the organization of Republican members in the U.S. Senate." The site offers a blog, press releases, updates from the Senate floor, and more.

Senate Virtual Reference Desk
"A clearinghouse of Senate information on the Web and guides to resources in libraries and archives."

The United States Senate: An Institutional Bibliography, 1789-present
Bibliography of materials on the history of the Senate as an institution. Find more Senate bibliographies.

Information about Senators' Papers and Archives
Learn about how a Senator creates the record of his or her time in office and the disposition of those records.

United States Senate: Art and History
Users will find links to such topics as People, Senate Stories, Exhibits, and Decorative Art.

Majority and Minority Leaders and Party Whips
This site focuses on the floor leaders elected at the beginning of each Congress.

Top of Page

House of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives
The official web site for the U.S. House of Representatives

Hinds' 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.

House Floor Activities
Up-to-the-minute record of the proceedings in the House.

House Leadership
Includes links to the Speaker of the House, members of the Republican Leadership, and members of the Democratic Leadership.

Speakers of the House
Listing of the Speakers of the House from the first Congress to the present. Also gives background on the position.

Office of the Clerk
The Clerk of the House of Representatives is the primary record-keeper of the House. The Clerk's web site includes Official House Information, House Floor Proceedings, and more.

History, Art & Archives: United States House of Representatives
This site offers information about the institution and people, exhibitions, oral histories, and more.

Top of Page

PDF files require the free Adobe Reader.
More information on Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our Accessibility page.

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

.