Reports, Documents, Hearings, Committee Prints -- for the Senate and House they eventually become part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; they present legislative intent of bills and frequently contain statistics and useful background.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers
- now contain congressional Reports and Documents; previously other congressional and executive branch materials were incorporated including annual reports of executive agencies and statistical compilations (from 1837). Later a retrospective series, the American State Papers covering 1789-1838, was published to incorporate earlier materials.
Congressional Record (House Journal, Senate Journal and Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, & Congressional Globe)
Statutes at Large
also documents on the Continental Congress and constitutional debates (1774-89) in the Journals of the Continental Congress, Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of the Federal Constitution (Elliot's Debates)
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