Skip to main content

Public Policy Formation (34:833:510): Debates/Signing Statements

This guide is designed to help you find resources to complete your papers for Professors Crowley and Garlatti, Fall, 2017

Congressional Floor Debates-Sources

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session (Daily Edition.)  At the end of each session of Congress, all of the daily editions are collected, re-paginated, and re-indexed into a permanent, bound edition (Bound Edition).  There are four sections in the daily edition and the page numbers start with the letter from each section, i.e., H=House, S=Senate, E=Extension of Remarks, and D=Daily Digest. Pagination in the bound edition runs from the beginning to the end of each session.  The Congressional Record is also available in print, Alexander DOCLAW-US, stacks 32-36.

Presidential Signing Statements and other Documents




  • The American Presidency Project is a great site to find presidential signing statements, messages, remarks, etc., from Hoover to Obama.  See the Document Archive links on the left, particularly the Signing Statements link and the Statements of Administration Policy.


Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States-Alexander DOCUS -- GS 4.113