The prefixes used to specify legislative actions are listed below alongside their definitions.  When more than one bill exists for a specific case, the bill that was introduced first is listed first.

Prefix: Definition:
HR A bill originating in the House of Representatives
S A bill originating in the Senate
H.Res. A simple House Resolution
S.Res. A simple Senate Resolution
H.J.Res. A joint resolution originating in the House
S.J.Res. A joint resolution originating in the Senate
H.Con.Res. A concurrent resolution originating in the House
S.Con.Res. A concurrent resolution originating in the Senate
PL A bill or joint resolution that became public law

80th to 102nd Congresses (1947-1992)

103rd Congress (1993-1994)

104th Congress (1995-1996)

105th Congress (1997-1998)

106th Congress (1999-2000)

107th Congress (2001-2002)

108th Congress (2003-2004)

The above links will take you to a list of related bills concerning memory and reconciliation.  We have linked directly to the U.S. Library of Congress website for these bills.

For Congressional publications and meetings on war claims, compensation, settlement, and POW issues, see Congressional Papers.