Government Shutdown: Resources to Stay Informed


On January 12, 2019 the Federal Government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history. With the shutdown now in its 25th day, the President and Congress continue their negotiations. Keep up with the debate using these resources: 

Congressional Record (Daily) govinfo (GPO) - The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

Current Legislation from

Daily Presidential Documents (Onsite Westlaw) - Text of executive orders, press conferences, speeches, schedules and formal announcements by the president and White House staff. Coverage from 1993 to present. 

HeinOnline - U.S. Congressional Documents Library - HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Library contains close to 130,000 titles and includes the Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings, CRS Reports, Committee Prints, Congressional Reports, Congressional Documents, and more. Coverage for some materials may be selective, but material is added regularly. HeinOnline is a membership database available to most Jenkins members.

ProQuest Congressional - Coverage of Hearings (2004-present), Congressional Record (1985-present), Committee Reports (2004-present), and much more. Proquest Congressional is a membership database available to most Jenkins members.

See our Congressional Documents and Presidential Documents research guides for additional ways to find congressional and presidential information.