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U.S. Legislative Process: Journals

This guide provides access to the documents processed in the legislative process in the U.S.


The Journals of the House and Senate include all motions, actions taken, and votes recorded in the two chambers of Congress.  [Speeches and explanatory materials are not included.]  The Journals were published as a separate publication from the 1st through 14th Congresses (1790 - 1817) and again since the 83rd Congress (1953 - present).  From the 15th through the 82nd Congresses, the  Journals  are included within the Serial Set.

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