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  • Biographies of each of the more than 13,000 individuals who have served in the Congress of the United States since 1789 and in the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1789.

  • A database of House and Senate Documents, Senate Executive Documents, and Senate Treaty Documents beginning with the 104th Congress (1995-1996).
  • Access to the full text of House and Senate bills and resolutions from the current and previous sessions of Congress, searchable by keyword and bill number. Includes the full text of the Congressional Record, a daily account of proceedings on the House and Senate floor as well as bill summary and status. Also contains information on how laws are made, along with the full text of the Constitution of the United States.
  • An indispensable tool for legislative research from the Library of Congess, and a companion to Federal material available through the US Government Printing Office. Users can search theCongressional Record, track the status of a bill, access full-text versions of bills, public and private laws, check roll call votes in the House and Senate, as well as look at the schedules ofboth houses and their committees. Thomas has links to other Library of Congress legislative sites and historical documents.
  • Information on all Members with links to their home pages. Includes biographical backgrounds, committee assignments, and roll call results.
  • Find information on all Senators and links to their home pages. Includes biographical backgrounds, committee assignments, and roll call results.
  • The Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. This site permits searching the Code by keyword and also browsing by title and chapter.