Research guides

Congressional Documents

Committee Prints

Committee prints consist of House Prints and Senate Prints, and are each given a number. Like House and Senate Documents, they may relate to a particular bill, but more often consist of studies and reports related to general research and activities of a committee. They may include Executive branch reports and papers, draft reports and bills, directories, statistical materials, investigative reports, historical reports, situational studies, confidential staff reports, hearings, compilations of laws, and legislative analyses.

Free Online Resources

Congressional Committee Prints govinfo (GPO)
Coverage from 102nd Congress (1991-1992) to current. Select older sessions may also be available. Can Browse by Congressional Session and Committee. To search Committee Prints, click the orange "Search" button, select "Advanced", then under "Refine by Collection" select "Congressional Committee Prints". Search results can be further refined by using the side panel on the search results screen. For additional information and tips, see the About Congressional Committee Prints page.

Member Databases

Committee Prints
Available on HeinOnline. Select Committee Prints from 63rd Congress (1913-1914) - present. Material added regularly. Check for updates. Once in HeinOnline, select U.S. Congressional Documents > Congressional Prints.

Committee Prints & Misc. Publications
Available on ProQuest Congressional. Index coverage for Committee Prints & Misc. Publications from 1830-present, full-text (PDF) from 2011-present.

        • To search by Accession Number (CIS number), select Search By Number then click the tab for "Bibliographic Citations." Enter the number and click Search.
        • To search by Bill number, select Search By Number, then click the tab for "Legislative Citations." Under "Bill Number," select the Congress and Type, then enter the number and click Search.
        • To search by title, select Advanced Search, then limit to only "Committee Prints & Misc. Publications" using the check boxes on the left side. Select either "All fields except full-text" or "All fields including full-text" from the drop-down menu above the search box, enter your search terms, and conduct a search for the title.
        • See the Using ProQuest Congressional page of this guide for more information.

Research Tip

HeinOnline's U.S. Federal History Library may include links to Committee Prints in its compiled legislative histories. See the Federal Legislative History guide for more information.

Onsite Lexis & Bloomberg Law

Committee Prints
Available on the library's Lexis computers. From the Content Type tab, select Statutes and Legislation > Federal > Committee Prints [located in the Legislative Histories section]. Selective coverage from August 1994 - December 2003.

House Committee Prints
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. From All Legal Content, select U.S. Legislative > U.S. Congress > U.S. House of Representatives > House Committee Prints. 1995 to current.

Senate Committee Prints
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. From All Legal Content, select U.S. Legislative > U.S. Congress > U.S. Senate > Senate Committee Prints. 1997 to current.

Print

Jenkins has access to select Congressional Committee prints on microfiche and in print. The prints on microfiche are part of our CIS collection, which covers the years 1970-2010. Contact Research Services at 215.574.1505 or research@jenkinslaw.org for more information.