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Federal Legislative History Research: Reports

Committee Reports

  • Describe the purpose and scope of the bill

  • Give concrete reasons for its approval

  • Provide best evidence of legislative intent

  • Most Important document in legislative history research

 

 

Free Electronic Sources for House and Senate Reports

Congress.gov - provides pdf committee reports beginning with the 104th Congress(1995-96)

FDsys - provides pdf committee reports beginning with the 104th Congress(1995-96)

Electronic Sources for House and Senate Reports

Bloomberg Law provides pdf committee reports beginning with the 104th Congress(1995-96)

Lexis Nexis - has committee reports from January 1990 through the current Congress (selected coverage for the 101st and 102nd Congresses(1989-1992).

Westlaw - provides access to all committe reports contained in the printed U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News.  1951-

Proquest Congressional - provides access to committee reports from 1819 to current.

Legislative Insight - full text of committee reports associated with enacted legislation.

 

BLS Library Collection

The Library has the full text of House and Senate reports in microfiche, dating back to 1915.  See a reference librarian for help.

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