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U.S. Federal Legislative Information: Committee Reports

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Committee Reports

Committee reports "originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. There are two types of reports House and Senate Reports and Senate Executive Reports." [Source: GPO Access]

Can contain text of original bill and any amendments, as well as summary and analysis of impact of proposed legislation, recommendations and dissenting views.

Considered a key source for determining legislative intent.

Committee Reports



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Proquest Congressional

1819-1969, selected full text from 1990-; index 1970-2003/

Also available in the Serial Set module

Use the Search by Number function to search for reports associated with a specific bill or law.


FdSys Committee Reports




THOMAS Committee Reports 




GovDocs 3West on paper and microfiche.


Check catalog for holdings.

Pre-1978 reports are part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Use Proquest Congressional to find the Serial Set volume.