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U.S. Congressional Serial Set

With more than 15,000 volumes published, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is a comprehensive look at how America evolved through the eyes of Congress.


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Elizabeth Brown

Committee Reports & Documents

House and Senate Reports from congressional committees provide the findings of their hearings and deliberations,
including recommendations to the House or Senate as a whole.

House and Senate Documents include:

  • Presidential messages proposing new legislation or vetoing passed legislation
  • Annual or special reports from executive agencies
  • Some reports on congressional committee activities (usually published as committee prints)
  • Some congressional committee special studies (usually published as committee prints)

House & Senate Reports & Documents are distributed in the Serial Set.

Beginning in 1964, House & Senate Reports & Documents were made available in the U.S. Government Publications microfiche collections.  Depository libraries like the Brooks Library began collecting these microfiche collections as an effort to reduce the space. Below is a breakdown of the collections in our fiche collection.

  • CIS (Congressional Information Service) microfiche  & indexes began in 1969.
  • U.S. Documents Microfiche (97th Congress, 1981-present)
    • Senate Treaty Documents, Y 1.1/4:
  • U.S. Documents Microfiche (100th Congress, 1987-present)
    • Senate Documents, Y 1.1/3:
    • Senate Reports, Y 1.1/5:
    • Senate Executive Documents, Y 1.1/6:
    • House Documents, Y 1.1/7:
    • House Reports, Y 1.1/8:

1995-present are available online starting with the 104th Congress through the GPO's repository,, which allows you to browse by documents in alphabetical order or by subject collection or by committee or author or by date in addition to the regular search box features.