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Congressional Documents: Rules&Procedures

House Procedures

House Rules & Procedures

 

House Rules and Manual  (Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives)
104th Congress to Present
"Contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatives." Rule X in the section on House Rules pertains to the organization of committees, including their jurisdictions and history. To find this publication for other congresses since 1909, search CBBcat as follows, substituting the spelled-out ordinal congress number desired:
"Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules" AND "eighty-fifth"

Precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hinds, Cannon, and Deschler

House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House
104th, 108th, 112th, 115th Congresses

Senate Procedures

Senate Rules and Procedure

 

Senate Manual
104th Congress to present
Rule XXV pertains to standing committees and their jurisdictions.

Riddick's Senate Procedure
101st Congress

Committee Jurisdiction

Washington Information Directory
1983/84-
Main Libr F192.3 .W33 (most recent at Reference Desk)
Washington Information Directory, 2020-21 (online)
Includes information on committee jurisdiction and committee and subcommittee membership.

Congressional yellow book
Main Ref, Main Libr JK1012 .C652
Previously: Congressional staff directory
Main Libr JK1012 .C65
Includes information on committee jurisdiction.

House Rules and Manual  (Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives)
104th Congress to Present
"Contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatives." Rule X in the section on House Rules pertains to the organization of committees, including their jurisdictions. To find this publication for other congresses since 1909, search CBBcat as follows, substituting the spelled-out ordinal congress number desired:
"Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules" AND "eighty-fifth"

Senate Manual
104th, 106th, 107th, 110th, 112th, 113th Congresses
Rule XXV pertains to standing committees and their jurisdictions. To find the Senate Manual for other congresses, search CBBcat as follows, substituting the ordinal congress number desired: "senate manual" AND 92nd

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