I'm researching the activities of a congressional committee. Where do I start?

At the end of a Congress, nearly every congressional committee prepares a final, cumulative record of its activities over the prior two-year period. That record is usually called a “legislative calendar” (or sometimes a “committee calendar”). A legislative calendar typically includes a wealth of information about a committee’s activities, including the committee’s membership roll; the subcommittees and their membership rolls; committee rules and jurisdiction; legislation considered by the committee, indexed by date, sponsor, and subject; dates and subjects of hearings and meetings; committee prints and reports; and executive communications transmitted to the committee.

The Law Library of Congress has published an online research guide on locating and researching legislative calendars (a/k/a committee calendars) created by the committees of the Senate and House of Representatives. Researchers can visit Congressional Committee Calendars to start their research.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020
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