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U.S. Congressional Publications & Legislative Process: Voting Records and Debates

Information about and by Congress

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

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