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Congressional Record Index

Indexes to the Congressional Record are cumulated daily from the beginning of a session of Congress and can be searched online via the THOMAS Web site. Currently, indexes on the Web for the daily edition of the Record are available back to the 104th Congress (1995). Printed indexes to the Congressional Record daily edition are published semimonthly. These indexes are eventually cumulated into an annual index once the permanent edition of the Record for a given session of Congress is finalized.

The index consists of two parts: an index to the proceedings and a history of bills and resolutions. The index to proceedings is arranged alphabetically by subject or by the name of a senator or representative. The history of bills and resolutions is separated into Senate bills and House bills, and is arranged by bill and resolution number. These entries will show if there was legislative action on the bill or resolution.

The indexes provide page number references in the Record to items such as the remarks made by a senator or representative on the floor of the House or Senate, or remarks inserted as if spoken (e.g., Extension of Remarks in the House); all bills and amendments introduced by a particular Member of Congress; and the legislative history of bills or resolutions, such as when a measure was introduced, debated, passed, and enacted.

View the Congressional Record Index on the Thomas Web Site:

113th Congress, 2nd Session (2014), with links to previous sessions of Congress.


Find publications

Some congressional and other government publications can be found on GPO-FDSYS,in a Federal Depository Library, or purchased from the GPO bookstore.

Contact your Senators

Follow this guide on how to contact your Senators by phone, postal mail, or on the Web.

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

The Directory provides information about former and current senators.


Institutional Bibliography

The United States Senate: An Institutional Bibliography includes more than six hundred citations to books, articles and government documents printed since 1789.