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Congressional Committee Prints

Robert Whitechurch, engraver. The United States Senate, A.D. 1850. 1855. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Congressional Committee Prints are publications issued by Congressional Committees that include topics related to their legislative or research activities, as well as other matters such as memorial tributes. The prints are an excellent resource for statistical and historical information, and for legislative analysis. The subjects of the Committee Prints vary greatly due to the different concerns and actions of each committee. Some basic categories of Congressional Committee Prints are: draft reports and bills, directories, statistical materials, investigative reports, historical reports, situational studies, confidential staff reports, hearings, and legislative analysis.

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Subscription Databases for Finding Congressional Committee Prints

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Free Resources for Finding Congressional Committee Prints

The Government Depository Collection at the Library of Congress

The Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room keeps the latest ten years of U.S. Government Documents in print or on microfiche as part of the U.S. Federal Government Depository Collection.  A SuDoc number is necessary in order to request these.  GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications can help you find the SuDoc numbers.