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Government Documents on Western U.S. History: Congressional

Government Documents on Western U.S. History


Additional congressional publications  include:

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present

Congressional Bills (1799-1873)

Senate Journal(1789-1875) 

Senate Executive Journal1789-1875)(Lists Presidential Nominations) 

Congressional Debates (1824-1837) 
Congressional Globe (1835-1874) 
Congressional Record (1874-present)(Online 1994-present) 
Annals of Congress (1789-1824) 
ProQuest Congressional Serial Set (Purdue Users Only-Also features Congressional Record  and its predecessors from 1789-1997)

Recent congressional committee documents and reports (older ones are in the Serial Set)
Senate Documents 
Senate Treaty Documents 
Senate Reports 
Senate Executive Reports 
House Documents 
House Reports 
Online access to these congressional documents and reports 1995-present is here

Some congressional bills are in the HSSE microfiche cabinets. A finding aid for these bills is produced by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Bills from 1993-present are accessible here

Congressional committee publications are also excellent historical information sources because these committees are responsible for funding and overseeing federal agencies and the programs they administer. Useful resources include:

Many congressional committees conduct hearings and issue publications on various aspects of Western U.S. History. Some of these committees include:

House Agriculture Committee Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) is a member of this committee.
Senate Agriculture Committee Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee.
House Appropriations Committee 
Senate Appropriations Committee (Appropriations committees are excellent sources for project expenditure data. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee)
Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee  (Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)
House Energy & Commerce Committee    :
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee 
House Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs 

Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs 
House Resources Committee 

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