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The central image shows Congressman Elliott speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives. Hanging from the ceiling is a banner with a quotation from his speech: "What you give to one class you must give to all. What you deny to one class. You deny to all." Above are two Civil War scenes of black troops in action. On the left is a full-length statue of Abraham Lincoln, holding a bundle of arrows and his Emancipation Proclamation, standing before the U.S. Capitol. New, Tip, and Top – June 2023

Posted by: Robert Brammer

In the previous release, Andrew mentioned that the Bound Congressional Record on now provides coverage dating back to December of 1873. In this release, we have added labels to help the user distinguish between historical documents and historical bill texts. Search Tip Since the Bound Congressional Record now provides coverage dating back to December …

Screen shot of the Bound Congressional Record first page on December 1, 1873 of the Senate section

Bound Congressional Record Now Back to 1873 in

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Robert announced the our first Congress with the Bound Congressional Record, which is the 103rd, added to the site in the summer of 2020. Since then we have regularly been adding, testing, and reviewing additional Congresses all the way back to when the Bound Congressional Record started. We now have the Bound Congressional Record from the 46th to 103rd Congress on the site, which covers 1873 to 1994.

This is an engraving depicting the assassination of President Garfield

Congressional Reactions to the Assassination of President Garfield in the Bound Congressional Record

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Bound Congressional Record on now provides coverage back to 1881, so I decided to see if I could find Congressional reactions to the shooting of President Garfield on July 2, 1881, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station by Charles Guiteau, and the President’s subsequent death on September 19, 1881. The assassin, Charles …

A historical bill text from the 10th Congress in April 2023 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

Posted by: Robert Brammer

Earlier this month, Andrew brought us news that the Bound Congressional Record on now provides coverage dating back to 1881. With this release, we are adding enhancements to our historical collection of bills, joint resolutions, and historical documents that was migrated to from the Library of Congress Century of Lawmaking site. Bills and …

A screenshot of the new 47th through 51st congresses of the Bound Congressional Record April 2023 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Last month, Robert shared a post about the U.S.S. Macon in the Bound Congressional Record. We continue to work hard to pull in additional Congresses for this collection. Robert regularly shares some of the congressional reactions to historical events from these time periods including the 1918 flu pandemic, the moon landing, and the Kennedy assassination. …

A screenshot of the new "Get Alerts" box that includes member remarks in the Congressional Record

New Options for Member Alerts: February 2023 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber uses an iterative design process to get few features and enhancements to you quickly. With the January release Robert shared that member remarks are now included with sponsored and cosponsored legislation on member profile pages. With today's release we build on that by adding option when get alerts for a member to customize what you want to receive.