Search Tools

You can search Congress.gov using the search bar available on most pages, a collection-specific search form, or advanced search. Advanced search gives you the option of using a form optimized for legislation, a query builder for customized searches, or a command line entry box for using SOLR query syntax. Additional help on searching is listed on the left.

Use fields to control where your search term or phrase is found in a document. Field searching is available from the search bar and the advanced search command line. Expand the accordion below for a complete list of fields, search operators, and examples.