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Congressional Record Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for Congressional Record are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout FDsys for

  • Narrowing Your Search,

  • Browsing Government Publications,

  • Field Operators,

  • Advanced Search , and

  • Display on More Information Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Search Box using field operators. The field operators available for Congressional Record are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. How to Use Field Operators

 

A quick reference guide of metadata fields and values is available in PDF format here.

 

Additionally, some of these metadata fields are made available for use on the Advanced Search page. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. How to Use Advanced Search

 

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Notes

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

 

collection:crec

"crec" is used for Congressional Record

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:congress

 

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:2006-09-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

 

Former Package ID

The document ID of the "package" as originally specified on www.gpoaccess.gov.

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":______)

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":"cr15ap08")

 

Former Identifier

The document ID of the article on the former www.gpoaccess.gov website.

formerid:

formerid:cr15ap08-31

 

Stock Number

The 12 digit GPO Sales stock number for the publication or series. Usually formatted like "769-004-00000-9".

stocknum:

stocknum:752-002-00000-2

 

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"x 1.1/a:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in FDsys are  at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2008-12-29

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2005-11-17/pdf/CREC-2005-11-17-PgE2379-2.pdf"

 

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Printing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"u.s. government printing office"

 

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:legislative

Possible Values:

executive

legislative

judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

 

WAIS Database Name

The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system.

waisdbname:

waisdbname:2005_record

 

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Publication Title

The title of the publication. Individual Congressional Record documents can be searched using the title field operator.

title:

title:king

 

Volume

A new volume of the Congressional Record is started every year. Volumes 140 (1994) forward are available on-line.

volume:

volume:152

 

Issue

A new issue of the Congressional Record is printed every day. Issue #1 is the first issue printed in the year.

issue:

issue:25

 

Congress Number

The number of the Congress responsible for the document. Congresses last for two years, so for example, the 110th Congress was in session from 2007 through 2008.

congress:

congress:108

 

Session Number

The session of congress which produced the report.

session:

session:2

Possible Values:

1

2

Section

The section of the Congressional Record in which the document occurs. Field operator values are house, senate, extensions, and dailydigest.

section:

section:house

Possible Values:

See Table below

Type

The type of document found in the Congressional Record. Examples include Prayer, Adjournment, Nomination, House Committee Meetings, Memorial, Resume of Congressional Activity.

crtype:

crtype:ddresumeongoing

Possible Values:

See Table below

Page Number Range

The number of the first and last page of the document. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators. Values are always integers. Use the pageprefix operator to specify section. Values are H, S, E, and D.

firstpage:

lastpage:

firstpage:1234

lastpage:1235

 

Page Prefix

The page number prefix. For the Congressional Record this will be any of 'H', 'S', 'E', or 'D'.

pageprefix:

pageprefix:h

Possible Values:

h

s

e

d

Congress Chamber

The chamber which is responsible for the unit of business described in the Congressional Record.

chamber:

chamber:senate

Possible Values:

house

senate

RIN Number

The Regulation ID number, or "RIN number" associated with the rule or notice. Usually a number such as "RIN 3206-AJ69"

mods:rin:(@number:________)

mods:rin:(@number:3052-ac15)

 

Amendments

A reference to a numbered amendment which may also include the Congress member responsible for it.  For example, Amendment No. 432 or Biden Amendment.

amendnumber:

amendnumber:432

 

Executive Communication Number

A reference to an executive communication from the president to congress. For example, "EC-1322".

execcommnumber:

execcommnumber:EC-1322

 

Daily Digest Summary

The summary paragraphs from the Daily Digest. Searching over these paragraphs will bring up the items from the body of the Congressional Record to which the summary refers.

ddsummary:

ddsummary:iraq

 

Daily Digest Category

The category headers from the Daily Digest. For example, Measures Passed, Iraq Resolution, Measures Rejected. Searching over these category headers will bring up documents from the body of the Congressional Record to which the category header refers.

ddcategory:

ddcategory:passed

 

Congressional Vote Number

Information about a vote taken on the floor of Congress.

votenumber:

votenumber:123

 

Yes Vote Count

The count of congress members voting yes for a particular vote.

yescount:

yescount:223

 

No Vote Count

The count of congress members voting no for a particular vote.

nocount:

nocount:196

 

Not Voting Vote Count

The count of congress members not voting for a particular vote.

nvcount:

nvcount:12

 

Present Vote Count

The count of congress members voting simply "present" for a particular vote.

presentcount:

presentcount:2

 

Vote Result

The result of the vote, for example: "So the bill was passed".

voteresult:

voteresult:passed

 

Congress Member Voted Yes

Search for all items where a named congress member voted 'yes' (or 'aye' or 'yea'). Note that the search will be over the congress member's official name, for example "Barbara A. Mikulski".

memberyes:

memberyes:abercrombie

 

Congress Member Voted

No

Search for all items where a named congress member voted 'no' (or 'nay'). Note that the search will be over the congress member's official name, for example "Barbara A. Mikulski".

memberno:

memberno:bartlett

 

Congress Member Not

Voting

Search for all items where a named congress member did not vote. Note that the search will be over the congress member's official name, for example "Barbara A. Mikulski".

membernv:

membernv:weller

 

Congress Member Speaking

The name of the Congress member who spoke or voted on the floor of Congress.

member:

member:obama

 

Congress Member

Political Party

The party to which the member belongs, either "democratic", "republican", or "independent".

memberparty:

memberparty:d

Possible Values:

d

r

i

Congress Member State

Member of Congress state code (the two letter postal code of the state).

memberstate:

memberstate:IL

Use two letter state abbreviation

Committee

The name of the Congressional committee referenced in the Record.

committee:

committee:transportation

 

Citation

The GPO standard method for searching citation references from the selected publication.

citation:

citation:"151 cong. rec. E2379"

 

Associated Bill Citation

References to associated congressional bills, by citation. These are bills which are primarily associated with the document. For example, "H.R. 132".

associatedbills:

associatedbills:"h.r. 99"

 

Congressional Bills Citation

Citation references to Congressional Bills. Examples include, "H.R. 99", "S. 99" "H.J. Res. 99", "S.J. Res. 99", "H. Con. Res. 99", "S. Con. Res. 99", "H. Res. 99" or "S. Res. 99".

billscitation:

billscitation:"h.r. 99"

 

Congressional Calendar Citation

Citation references to Congressional Calendars. For example, "Union Calendar No. 99", "House Calendar No. 99", "Private Calendar No. 9", or "Senate Calendar No. 99".

ccalcitation:

ccalcitation:"Senate Calendar No. 2"

 

Congressional Document

Citation

Citation references to Congressional Documents. For example, "Treaty Doc. 106-2" or "H. Doc. 106-32".

cdoccitation:

cdoccitation:"h. doc. 106-30"

 

Congressional Report

Citation

Citation references to Congressional Reports. For example, "H. Rept. 106-32".

crptcitation:

crptcitation:"h. rept. 106-656"

 

United States Code

Citation

Citation references to the United States Code. For example, "42 U.S.C. 5841" or "42 U.S.C. App. 99"

uscodecitation:

uscodecitation:"2 u.s.c. 661"

 

Statutes at Large

References

Citation references to Statutes at Large. For example, "88 Stat. 1242".

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"64 Stat. 1267"

 

Public and Private Law

References

Citation references to Public or Private Laws. For example, "Public Law 106-32" or "Private Law 106-3".

plawcitation:

plawcitation:"public law 106-62"

 

Senate Hearing Citation

Citation references to Senate Hearings. For example, "S. Hrg. 106-32".

chrgcitation:

chrgcitation:"108-227"

 

CFR Citation

Citation references, including title and part numbe,r from the Code of Federal Regulations, in standard citation format. For example "14 CFR Part 802" or "14 CFR Chapter IV".

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"25 cfr 61"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"25 cfr 61"

 

 

Congressional Record Metadata Value Lists

Section Metadata Values

 

The table below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Section advanced search field or the section: field operator.

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

HOUSE

House of Representatives

SENATE

Senate

DAILYDIGEST

Daily Digest

EXTENSIONS

Extension of Remarks

 

Type Metadata Values

 

The tables below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Type advanced search field or the crtype: field operator.

 

Daily Digest Type Metadata Values

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

DDALLOTHER

All Other

DDSCHAMBER

Senate Chamber Action

DDSCMEETINGS

Senate Committee Meetings

DDHCHAMBER

House Chamber Action

DDHCMEETINGS

House Committee Meetings

DDNEWPUBLAWS

New Public Laws

DDAHEAD

Congressional Program Ahead

DDCOMMITTEEMEETINGS

Committee Meetings Upcoming

DDRESUMEONGOING

Resume of Congressional Activity – Ongoing

DDRESUMEFINAL

Resume of Congressional Activity – Final

DDENDMATTER

End Matter

 

House, Senate, and Extensions of Remarks Type Metadata Values

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

ALLOTHER

All Other Legislative Business

PRAYER

Prayer

PLEDGE

Pledge of Allegiance

ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment

EXECUTIVECOMM

Executive and other Communications

JOINTMEETINGS

Joint Meetings of the House and Senate

ENROLLEDSIGNED

Enrolled Legislation Signed

ENROLLEDPRESENTED

Enrolled Legislation Presented

MSGPRESIDENT

Messages From the President

TECHNICALCORRECTIONS

Making Technical Corrections

PERSONALEXPLAIN

Personal Explanation

RECOGNIZING

Recognitions

HONORING

Honoring

COMMEMORATING

Commemorations

CELEBRATING

Celebrations

COMMENDING

Commending

PASSINGOF

On the passing of

TRIBUTETO

Tribute

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations

RETIREMENT

Retirement Of

DESIGNATING

Designating

INMEMORYOF

In Memory Of

 

House Type Metadata Fields

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

HDESIGNATION

Designation of The Speaker Pro Tempore

HJOURNAL

The Journal

HMESSAGE

Message From the Senate

HCLERK

Communication From The Clerk of the House

HANNOUNCEMENT

Announcement by the Speaker

HMORNINGDEBATE

Morning Hour Debates

HREPORTON

Report On

HCONFREPORTON

Conference Report On

HSENATEBILLREFERRED

Senate Bill Referred

HLEGPROGRAM

Legislative Program

HTIMELIMIT

Time Limitation Of Referred Bill

HEXPENDITURE

Expenditure Reports Concerning Official Foreign Travel

HCORRECTIONS

Honoring

COMMEMORATING

Commemorations

CELEBRATING

Celebrations

COMMENDING

Commending

PASSINGOF

On the passing of

TRIBUTETO

Tribute

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations

RETIREMENT

Retirement Of

DESIGNATING

Designating

INMEMORYOF

In Memory Of

HPETITIONS

Petitions

HAMENDMENTS

Amendments

HEARMARKS

Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, Or Limited Tariff Benefits

 

Senate Type Metadata Fields

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

SENATEALLOTHER

All Other Legislative Business

SAPPOINTMENT

Appointment of The Acting President Pro Tempore

SORDER

Order of Procedure

SSCHEDULE

Schedule

SSSCHEDULE

Senate Schedule

SMEASUREDCAL

Measures Placed on the Calendar

SMBUSINESS

Morning Business

SCONBUSINESS

Conclusion of Morning Business

SRECESS

Recess

SADDITIONAL

Additional Statements

SMSGHOUSE

Message From the House

SCOMMREPORT

Reports of Committees

SEXECREPORT

Executive Reports of Committees

SPETANDMEM

Petitions and Memorials

SREFERRED

Measures Referred

SREADFIRST

Measures Read the First Time

SDISCHARGED

Measures Discharged

SDICHARGEREF

Discharge and Referral

SMSGEXEC

Executive Messages Referred

SINTROBILLS

Introduction of Bills and Joint Resolutions

SSUBMISSION

Submission of Concurrent and Senate Resolutions

SCOSPONSORS

Additional Cosponsors

SSTATEMENTS

Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions

SSUBMITTED

Submitted Resolutions

SRESOLUTION

Senate Resolution

SAMENDMENTSSUB

Amendments Submitted and Proposed

SAMENDMENTTEXT

Text of Amendments

SNOTICE

Notice of Hearings

SAUTHORITY

Authority for Committees to Meet

SPRIVILEGES

Privileges of the Floor

SPROGRAM

Program

SCALENDAR

The Calendar

SCONSENTAGREE

Unanimous Consent Agreement

SCONSENTREQUEST

Unanimous Consent Request

SORDERFOR

Order For

SEXECSESSION

Executive Session

SEXECCAL

Executive Calendar

SLEGISLATIVE

Legislative Session

SNOMINATIONS

Nominations

SWITHDRAWAL

Withdrawals

SCONFIRMATIONS

Confirmation

SCLOTURE

Cloture Motion

 

Extensions of Remarks Type Metadata Values

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

ESENATECOMMITTEE

Senate Committee Meetings

EINTRODUCTIONOF

Introducing Legislation

 


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