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Federal Legislation

House Documents

House Documents are issued by Congressional committees or the full House of Representatives. They are numbered sequentially for each Congress (ex. House Document or H. Doc 111-83.)  Often these documents are reports of executive departments and agencies, some that are submitted in accordance with Federal law. Some examples of what is contained in this designation are Presidential messages proposing new legislation or vetoing legislation passed by Congress, activity reports of Congressional committees, special studies and background information, annual reports, memorial tributes, etc. Many documents are serial in format. These documents are more widely distributed than committee prints. In the Strozier Documents collection, you may find House documents in print and microfiche in the call number, Y1.1/7: followed by the year of the Congress and then the number of the document. House documents are also in the U.S. Serial Set.

Search for House Documents online on FDsys from the 99th (1985-86) Congress (1995-96) to the present.

Noteworthy House Document Serials

Senate Documents

Senate Documents are issued by Congressional committees or the full Senate. They are numbered sequentially for each Congress (ex. Senate Document or S. Doc 110-19.)  Often these documents are reports of executive departments and agencies, some that are submitted in accordance with Federal law. Some examples of what is contained in this designation are Presidential messages proposing new legislation or vetoing legislation passed by Congress, activity reports of Congressional committees, special studies and background information, annual reports, memorial tributes, etc. Many documents are serial in format. These documents are more widely distributed than committee prints. In the Strozier Documents collection, you may find Senate documents in print and microfiche in the call number, Y1.1/3: followed by the year of the Congress and then the number of the document. Senate documents are also in the U.S. Serial Set.

Search for Senate Documents online on FDsys from the 99th Congress (1985-86) to the present.

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