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Statistics & Lists

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The Legislation & Procedure category of statistics & lists page features links to Appropriations, Active Legislation, Cloture, and much more.    


Research Tip

The Senate’s Floor Activity Report provides a brief overview of the major actions that took place on the Senate floor for any given legislative day with links to related bills and roll call votes. Floor activity reports are available from the 2nd session of the 112th Congress to present. The reports can be accessed by clicking on the legislative day's "Summary" link located in the Archived Floor Proceedings section of the web page.

Virtual Reference Desk


Use the Legislation Virtual Reference Desk page, to find links to legislative research guides, searching and browsing options for current and past legislation, as well as links to features on slected pieces of legislation.


Find Committee Hearings

Transcripts of hearings may be available on a committee Web site, from the Government Printing Office, or from a federal depository library.  Learn how to find Committee Hearings.

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.

Find Bill Numbers

You need a bill or public law number to check the status of or request a copy of legislation. This How to guide will assist you.