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Federal Legislative History Guide

How to locate, compile, and understand the legislative history of federal acts.

About Committee Prints

A committee may rely on reports or studies prepared by committee staff, consultants, or others. These materials may be published as committee prints, reissued as House or Senate Documents or Reports, or published in the Congressional Record. Committee prints are not significant in determining legislative intent but they can contain otherwise valuable information. (Note:  Committee Prints are somewhat rare and do not
appear for every piece of legislation enacted into law.)

Sample Citation

Staff of Senate Comm. on the Judiciary, 81st Cong., 2d Sess., Report on Antitrust Law 17 (Comm. Print 1950).

Locating Prints

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