Where can I find the Congressional Record?

The Congressional Record includes the proceedings and debates on the floor of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. You can find copies of the Congressional Record online and in print.


Congress.gov provides full-text access to daily issues of the Congressional Record dating from 1995 (beginning with the 104th Congress). Additionally, Congress.gov provides access to the bound edition of the Congressional Record from 1873 (43rd Congress) through 1994 (103rd Congress). See Coverage Dates for Congress.gov Collections for current information on Congressional Record volumes available on Congress.gov.


The U.S. Government Publishing Office's GovInfo includes digitized copies of the Daily Edition (1994-present) and Bound Edition (1873 to present) of the Congressional Record.

Subscription Online Databases

ProQuest Congressional and HeinOnline provide electronic access to the Congressional Record and its predecessors. Access to these subscription databases is available onsite at the Library of Congress and many other academic libraries and law libraries.

Print Copies

The Congressional Record (Daily and Bound editions) is also available in print and microform at the Law Library of Congress and other research libraries, including most Federal Depository Libraries.

For more information about congressional debates, visit the Law Library's research guide, Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide.

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