About the agency
The Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress. It has 100 members, two from each state. The Senate is responsible for confirming presidential appointees and handles foreign affairs, among its other legislative duties.
Government Documents has a vast collection of Senate hearings and committee prints in print and microfiche. Search for hearings and other documents using ProQuest Congressional.
The Congressional Record is the official transcript of debates on the floor of Congress. Use it to locate speeches made by senators and summaries of bills they introduced. The full text is available in HeinOnline or FDSys.
The Senate journal lists the actions taken on the floor of the Senate. We have printed journals covering 2003-present (call no. XJS) and journals in microfiche covering 1789-1978 (CIS Senate Journals). Older issues (1789-1875) are also available online in Thomas.
The Senate Executive Journal lists Senate actions taken in executive session. We have printed Senate Executive journals covering 1967-1981 and 2002-present (call no. Y 1.3/4:), and we have journals covering 1985-2001 in microfiche.