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Content Types

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 listed on the Advanced Search Form and Search Results

Content Types on the Members & Committees Page

  • Member Profiles
  • Campaign Finance
  • Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Congressional Record
  • Committee Schedule
  • Committee Roster

Content Types on Regulations pages

  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Federal Register

Content types on News and Social Media pages

  • News
  • Social Media

Content types and their associated Document Types

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.

 

Hearings

Hearings include written and oral statements of witnesses, transcripts, reports, exhibits, correspondence and other materials.

Document Types:

Hearing

Hearings Published

Hearings Unpublished

Hearings Pre-Published

Hearing Transcripts

 

CRS Reports

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​.

Document Types:

House and Senate Reports

Reports on Private Bill 

Reports on Public Bill 

Other Reports

House and Senate Documents

Treaty and Nomination Reports and Documents

Court of Claim Reports

 

Legislative Histories

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​.

Document Types:

Bills

Bill Text 

Bill Amendment

Bill Profile

               Statutes at Large

                              Public Laws

                              Private Laws

                              Presidential proclamations

                              Public resolutions

                              Concurrent resolutions

                              Treaties

                              Private resolutions

                              Executive Agreements

                              Reorganization Plans

                              Constitutional Amendments

                              Appendices

                              Laws Affected

                              Guides

                              Recommendations of the President

                              Articles of Confederation

                              Constitution

                              Declaration of Independence

               Public Law

 

Miscellaneous Publications

Includes publications from Congressional Committees and other government entities such as GAO, CBO, the American State Papers and the House and Senate Journals.

 

Document Types:

American State Papers

GAO Reports

CBO Reports

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

 

Vote Reports

View vote reports on bills with details by member, party and sponsor​.

 

Maps

Includes maps from the Congressional Serial Set​.

 

Congressional Record

Provides a record of rebates and remarks given on the floor of the House and Senate.

Document Types

Congressional Record Daily Edition

               Senate

               House

               Extension of Remarks

               Daily Digest

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Congressional Record

Congressional Globe

Annals of Congress

Register of Debates

 

Executive Branch

Includes material issued by federal departments and agencies, including annual reports, general publications, serials, instructions, rules, circulars, decisions, and registers​.

 

Presidential Materials

Includes Executive Orders and other Presidential publications​.

Document Types:

Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations

Signed by the President

Unnumbered Executive Orders, Directives, and Proclamations

Presidential pardons

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

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