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Primary sources: United States: Government and legal sources

Selected sites American federal government sources

Congressional Record

Find the debates of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the Congressional Record. Use the Congressional Session vote chart to match the Congress number with its years. Chart via Indiana University Bloomington.

Other sources for the Congressional Record and its predecessors:

American legislative and court cases

American government past websites via Wayback Machine

Wayback Machine's summary of the page since 1997.