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Congressional Documents: Comm.Prints

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Members of Congress can request written reports from experts, and these are published as Committee Prints.  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 committees, especially in the House, issue a Hearing Memorandum, which often contain a statement of the purpose of the hearing, witnesses, background information, and a short bibliography. Look for these from 2004-2011 in ProQuest Congressional in the Committee Prints & Misc. Publications database.

Committee Prints

Congress

Years

Format

Location

51st- 94th 1890-1970 (scattered holdings) paper Govt. Doc Y4. (Use ProQuest Congressional as an index to find print and get SuDocs number.)
89th- 1965- (with gaps) online HeinOnline
95th-111th 1970-2010 paper Govt. Doc Y4. (Use ProQuest Congressional as an index to find print and get SuDocs number.)
95th-109th 1977-2006 (Appropriations Committee only) microfiche Govt. Microfiche Y4.Ap: (Use ProQuest Congressional as an index to find print and get SuDocs number.)
104th- 1995- online govinfo, search or browse Congressional Committee Prints in govinfo
108th, 2nd sess.- 113rd, 1st sess. 2004-2013 online via ProQuest Congressional
varies varies online Internet Archive;
HathiTrust;
Google Books. None of these databases is comprehensive.

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