Prints are issued by congressional committees on subjects concerning their legislative or research activities. Prints can be about draft reports and bills, directories, statistical materials, investigative reports, historical reports, situational studies, confidential staff reports, hearings, and legislative analyses.
How to Understand the Document
Here is an example:
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- Start in LexisNexis first. Select Print and search. If you are not given a full text option, then find the SuDoc number and follow the Federal Documents in Print procedure. In a very few cases, prints are ordered as Serial Set Documents.
Access to Information
- LexisNexis: Congressional Publications indexes Prints back to 1830.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set (GPO Access) has full-text back to 1997.
- American Memory: Statutes at Large (1789-1875) has online copies of the laws.
- Use the Federal Documents in Print procedure.