From the GPO:
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC), has made available on govinfo digitized versions of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1931-1940.
This release covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd through the 76th Congresses (Volumes 75-86).
This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:
- The Great Depression
- The last two years of the Herbert Hoover Administration and the elections of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, 1936, and 1940
- The 21st Amendment (ending Prohibition)
- The New Deal (Emergency Banking Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, Tennessee Valley Authority Act, Glass-Steagall Act, National Industrial Recovery Act, Wagner Act, Social Security Act, Rural Electrification Act, etc.)
- Senator Huey Long
- FDR’s court-packing plan
- The various Neutrality Acts, Lend Lease, and the beginning of World War II
GPO and LC will continue to release digitized versions of the Bound Congressional Record all the way back to the first volume published in 1873. GPO published the first issue of the Congressional Record on March 5, 1873.
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