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GPO Issues Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1940s

Press release from the issuing company

Washington – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1941-1950 on GPO's govinfo (www.govinfo.gov). This release covers debates and proceedings of the 77th thru the 81st Congresses.

This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:

  • World War II, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “day that will live in infamy” address to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan
  • VE and VJ Days
  • Demobilization
  • The Franklin Roosevelt Presidency through April 1945 and the Presidency of Harry Truman through         1950
  • The Marshall Plan
  • The beginning of the Cold War

“This latest digital release of the l Congressional Record now gives the public easy access to the historic debates of Congress from the 1940s to today on smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers," said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. "GPO is honored to partner with the Library of Congress to continue to meet the needs of Congress and the American people."



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