GPO is diligently working on releasing digital versions of the historic Congressional Record. The Congressional Record is now available on govinfo from 1911 – 2008. Historic!
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1911-1921 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers the debates and proceedings of the 62nd through the 66th Congresses.
This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:
- The final year of the administration of President Taft, the election and reelection of President Wilson, and the election of President Harding
- Ratification of the 16th (income tax), 17th (popular election of Senators), 18th (Prohibition), and 19th (voting rights for women) Amendments to the Constitution
- Admission of New Mexico and Arizona as states
- Jeanette Rankin elected as first woman to the House of Representatives
- Establishment of the Federal Reserve
- Enactment of P.L. 62-5, capping the number of Members of the House of Representatives at 435
- Senate enactment of the cloture rule to limit debate
- Sinking of the Lusitania
- World War I
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