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Congressional Reports


Reports are issued by Congressional Committees and describe the purpose and scope of a bill. They provide documentation of legislative intent, and indicate the recommendations made to the Senate or House as a whole concerning the findings of their hearings or deliberations.

Paper Locations and Holdings

Individual hardcopy Reports are retained only until replaced by bound issues of the American State Papers (1st - 14th Congress) or the Congressional Serial Set (15th Congress - present). Reports are on the 6th floor in the stacks.

Microfiche Holdings and Locations

1983 - present (98th Congress - present) Reports are filed on the 6th floor in the microfiche cabinets, divided by Congress. (Note the divider cards indicating which documents are included in a specific Serial Set volume).

Online Versions

Indexes/Finding Aids

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Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 11/2007.