The appendix to the Congressional Record; an analysis of its scope and content.
Larson, Robert N
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The origins and development of the Congressional Record make up an interesting chapter in the history of government printing. The Record and its predecessors had been instituted to provide a means of preserving congressional debates; to preserve what was said in Congress,as well as what was done there. The two chambers had published their journals since 1789; but legislative journals do not contain the record of debates in a legislative body; they are rather the "minutes", or a record of proceedings, providing a history of actions taken, on legislation and other matters concerning the legislature. The Record, providing similarly a history of legislation, thus serves in addition a much broader function. [TRUNCATED]
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