Search for a Member of Congress by Name in U.S. Congressional Documents

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Search for a Member of Congress by Name in U.S. Congressional Documents


When searching for a member of Congress by name in the U.S. Congressional Documents database, you would use Mr. or Mrs. and the last name of the Congress Member. If you do not know the proper title prefix, simply enter the last name.

Example: “Mr. Sessions”

You can search for this by using the Advanced Search option at the top of the main page. From here, you would use the Text option in the drop-dox box and type the name into the search box. Select text from the field drop-down. Select Cong. Rec. from the Select Titles listing and click search. A name may get several hits in the database, therefore it is best to try and narrow the search to a date range and a specific section such as Senate or House (see Refining Your Search).

You can also search for names using the Full Text tab at the top of the main page. For this type of searching, you would type text:”Mr. Sessions” and click the search button.

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