The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Journals of Congress. The Journals note the matters considered by the House and the Senate, and include votes and other actions taken.

Library holdings and online access

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States of America

Time Period

Format and links

1789 - 1875

Online from the Library of Congress

1817-1952

The House Journal is included in the Congressional Document Set. See this section of the guide for information on how to verify and locate these publications

Paper

Consult the CIS US Serial Set Index - 1789 to 1969

1875-1983 (imperfect)

Paper
Controlled Access Collection

1979 - 2010

Microfiche

1992 - 2010

Online from the US Government Printing Office

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America

Time Period

Format and links

1789 - 1875

Online from the Library of Congress

1817 - 1952

The Senate Journal is included in the Congressional Document Set. See this section of the guide for information on how to verify and locate these publications

Paper

Consult the CIS US Serial Set Index - 1789 to 1969

1873 - 1986 (imperfect)

Paper; held offsite

1979 - 2010

Microfiche

Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America

This is the Senate's separate record of its executive proceedings that relate to confirming presidential nominees and consenting to the making of treaties.

Time Period

Format and links

1789 - 1875

Online from the Library of Congress

1805 - 2007 (imperfect)

Paper
Controlled Access Collection

1967 – 2010

Microfiche