Documents in ProQuest Congressional are categorized by Content Types. These broad Content Type groupings can be used to limit your search to only return documents in that category. Content Types are also available on search results pages to further filter your search, and to organize your results.
Content Types are broad groupings used to organize documents. You may also want to drill into your results further, to more specific groupings. Document Types are provided on search results and document view to categorize and access your documents in a detailed, granular way.
See below for information on which Document Types are available from each Content Type group.
Topic Pages are created by our editorial team, and provide an overview and contextual information about that topic. You can view relevant background reports, hearings representing viewpoints on that topic, news articles, bills, laws, and more. A description of featured events and relevant source documents are also provided.
Hearings include written and oral statements of witnesses, transcripts, reports, exhibits, correspondence and other materials.
Reports from the Congressional Research Service provide nonpartisan research and analysis on public policy issues and news events.
House and Senate Documents / Reports
Reports on legislation and documents included for Congress. Includes documents and reports from the Congressional Serial Set.
Reports on Private Bill
Reports on Public Bill
Court of Claim Reports
Legislative Histories trace the development of a public law from early consideration to enactment.
Bills and Laws
Bills and Laws include legislative proposals and enacted legislation.
Recommendations of the President
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Includes publications from Congressional Committees and other government entities such as GAO, CBO, the American State Papers and the House and Senate Journals.
American State Papers
Office of Technology Assessment Reports
Democratic Policy Committee Reports
Republican Policy Committee Reports
Special Commission Reports
Committee Prints and Other Publications
Other House and Senate Publications
House and Senate Journals
View vote reports on bills with details by member, party and sponsor.
Includes maps from the Congressional Serial Set.
Provides a record of rebates and remarks given on the floor of the House and Senate.
Extension of Remarks
Annals of Congress
Register of Debates
Includes material issued by federal departments and agencies, including annual reports, general publications, serials, instructions, rules, circulars, decisions, and registers.
Includes Executive Orders and other Presidential publications.
Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations
Signed by the President
Unnumbered Executive Orders, Directives, and Proclamations
Not signed by the President
Numbered Executive Orders
Numbered Presidential Proclamations
Military orders and pardons
Presidential Signing Statements
Administrative Policy Statements
National Security Directives
Nominations and Appointments
Homeland Security Directives