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Civil War Sesquicentennial
The Great Uprising of the North--An Anniversary Picture--April 12, 1862.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a continuing series of online features explores the Senate’s wartime experience.
2013 Session Schedule
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Active Legislation
Floor Schedule

Legislation & Records

Bill Search: 113th Congress

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Active Legislation

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is published daily when either house of Congress meets. It is a published account of Congressional debates and activities, including votes, legislation, and committee meeting announcements. The Congressional Record research guide further explains use and distribution of the Record.

Recent Floor Activity

Use the choices below to view and track the floor activity from the last five days the Senate convened.

Last Major Action – Obtain a list of all bills with Major Actions on the specified date.
Bills Introduced – Obtain a list of all bills introduced on the specified date.

Congressional Record – See the printed, and substantially verbatim account of proceedings in the Senate for the date specified.

Daily Digest – Read a summary of the day’s floor and committee actions, with page references to the Congressional Record. Also lists the measures scheduled for action during the next meeting.
Roll Call Votes – Go to a table of all Roll Call Votes this year. The most recent votes are listed at the top.
On the Senate Floor – View the floor activity from the Senate Chamber for the date specified.

Lobbying Disclosure

Learn about filing lobbying documents with the Office of Public Records.

Report of the Secretary

View the semiannual Report of the Secretary of the Senate

Legislative Statistics

This chart compares legislative statistics over a 20-year period. The chart is in PDF format.

Find Bills

There are several ways to read the text of bills, including Web and print resources. Use this guide to learn how to find copies of bills.

Find Votes

Find out about congressional voting with this How to guide.

Senate Document Room

The Senate document room provides copies of publications generated by the Senate; including bills, reports, and committee assignment lists.


Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Armed Services
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Energy and Natural Resources
Environment and Public Works
Foreign Relations
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Rules and Administration
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Veterans’ Affairs

Special, Select, and Other
Indian Affairs
Select Committee on Ethics
Select Committee on Intelligence
Special Committee on Aging

Joint Committee on Printing
Joint Committee on Taxation
Joint Committee on the Library
Joint Economic Committee

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