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Federal Legislative History Research: Committee Documents

Documents may be

  • Presidential messages to Congress

  • Executive Agencies' reports to Congress

  • Committee sponsored special studies

Additional Types of Documents


  • Senate Executive Documents

  • Senate Treaty Documents

Free Electronic Sources for House and Senate Documents

GovInfo -  Select committee documents, the earliest are from 1975 (94th Congress).

Electronic Sources for Committee Documents

Bloomberg Law - selected pdf committee documents from 1995

Proquest Congressional committee documents from 1819 to 1989

Legislative Insight - committee documents associated with enacted legislation from 1929 forward.

BLS Library Collection

The Library has the full text of House and Senate documents in microfiche, dating back to 1915.

See a reference librarian for help.

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