Video archive of the US Congress


The MetaVid archive indexes the closed caption feed on cable broadcasts of the House and Senate proceedings. We also index who is speaking when. Both these indexes are searchable via the metavid search engine. Many common searches can be done using the auto complete search interface which exposes likely query items for easy selection. For more visual coverage of searching see Help:Usage_Quickstart.


Finding spoken text

To find a spoken text string simply type it into the video search form.

Finding Representatives

If you start typing a person name it should pull up a list of matching people. Also see: Category:Congress Person

Finding Legislation

If you start typing a bill it should pull up a list of matching bills. Also see: Category:Bill

Finding an Interest Group

If you start typing an interest Group name it should pull up a list of matching interest groups Also see: Category:Interest Group

Personal tools

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