Sample Searches (4)
The following sample searches are provided as guides to popular types of searches in the Senate Calendar of Business. Unless otherwise indicated, the searches are performed in the Senate Calendar of Business for the 108th Congress. For the sake of space, only the top three hits in each results list are included with each example below.
This type of search returns documents that are related to a specific subject. The word(s) that you enter as your search term(s) may appear anywhere within the document.
This type of search returns documents based on a given bill number. The bill number may be typed with or without punctuation. If no punctuation is used, you must leave a space between the s and the number for bills in the Senate.
This type of search returns documents based on the popular title of a bill. In the Senate Calendar, popular titles are referred to as "brief titles" in "Bills in Conference" and as "short titles" in "Status of Appropriation Bills."
4. Search by Bills In Conference
This type of search returns the "Bills in Conference" section of the Senate Calendar.
In the list that displays your query results, the title of each Senate Calendar document is preceded by an identification code. All of the Senate Calendar identification codes include the database abbreviation "S.Cal." for Senate Calendar.
For example, in the listing "S.Cal. (March31) GENERAL ORDERS," "S.Cal." stands for Senate Calendar, "March 31" is the issue date, and "GENERAL ORDERS" is the section name, as well as the title of the document.