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Congressional and Legislative Tracking

Informational, Federal legislative information: schedules/calendars, committees, Presidential nominations, etc.

General Congressional Information

Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 1945- (Request, JK1.C66)
Annual publication divided into subject chapters covering the legislation for the year such as foreign policy, urban affairs, and justice. Look at the table of contents or the index for subjects; note the year, Congress number and session, bill numbers and public law numbers (if any).

Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 1950- (PERIODICALS and CQ E-library)
'CQ Weekly' reports Congressional committee and floor activities including votes for major legislation. Provides summary of provisions of important legislation, Presidential support, interest group activity, interest group ratings of members of Congress, and voting studies. {Also indexed in PAIS.}

National Journal, 1977- (PERIODICALS and Congressional Universe)
Weekly news with 6-10 major articles per issues concerning politics and the three branches of government. It covers many of the same topics as CQ Weekly giving a more comprehensive summary and background report irregularlary and reports Presidential and interest group activity. Semiannual cumulative index. {Also indexed in PAIS.}

Congressional Digest, 1921-2008 (PERIODICALS and Academic Search Complete)
Monthly feature of a single political controversy in each issue, providing a general overview with an outline of proposed legislation. The "Pros and Cons" section typically comprised of statements by Congressional and interest group representatives. Use index. {Also indexed in Reader’s Guide and PAIS}.