House Journal Index History
The Journal is the official record of proceedings of each legislative day in the House of Representatives.
The Journal records the result of every vote, and state in general terms the subject of it; therefore,
the recorded votes on amendments occurring in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union are recorded in the Journal, but not the proceedings.
The Journal contains no verbatim debate, but instead a rendition of all the official actions of the House, including every motion made and every vote taken.