Committee reports describe the purpose and scope of the bill to which they are attached. They also provide arguments in favor of the bill's approval. If a committee votes to report a bill favorably to the full House or Senate, it does so with an accompanying report. As a rule, reports are favorable towards the bill under consideration and provide a useful source for determining "legislative intent." Reports are cited with the abbreviated prefixes H. Rpt. for House of Representatives, and S. Rpt. for Senate. With rare exceptions, Reports are not cataloged.
|101st Congress (1989) - present||ProQuest Congressional|
|104th Congress (1995) - present||FDsys Coverage incomplete before 1995.|
|104th Congress (1995) - present||Thomas|
|23rd Congress (1833) - 64th Congress (1915-17)
*Selected reports only*
|15th Congress (1817) - 96th Congress (1980)||U.S. Congressional Serial Set
|1st Congress (1789) - 25th Congress (1838)||American State Papers (Library of Congress)|
|1789 (1st) - 1817 (14th)||print; American State Papers, 38 vols., Kroch Rare & Manuscript Collection J33++|
|1789 (1st) - 1860 (36th)||print; New American State Papers.
Call numbers vary by subject, as follows:
Correlation List of Serial Set volume numbers to this set: Olin Ref Z 1223 Z7 H73+
|1817 (15th) - 1980 (96th)||print; Serial Set (Library Annex)
(see Requesting Serial Set Volumes from the Annex)
|1981 (97th) - 2007 (110th)||print; Serial Set (Lower Level)|