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U.S. Congressional Publications & Legislative Process

About Floor Action

Debates and votes occur on the floor of Congress. For debates, see the Congressional Record. Votes are taken in different ways, such as, a final tally, a roll call vote, or a voice vote.

Search for Digitized Books

Many older publications have been digitized and are available through collections such as:

Google Books, HaithiTrust, and Internet Archives

You can find these by searching the title of the publication in Google or in DELCAT Discovery.

Examples of Digitized Publications

  • Journal of the Senate of the United States of America 
  • Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States
  • Congressional Record

Debates, Final Tallies, and Roll Call Votes