Database information

Committee prints are a generic document type that can cover anything the committee wishes to have published in support of its legislative and oversight functions. Committee prints are issued by House, Senate, and joint committees.

For each citation, include:

Sample online citations

U.S. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Strategies for Homeland Defense. (CMP-2001-FOR-0002; Date: Sept. 26, 2001). Text from: LexisNexis® Congressional Digital Research Collection; Accessed: 7/23/04.

Joint committee print

For a joint committee, use "U.S. Congress" and the joint committee's full name.

U.S. Congress. Joint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Report on the Parliamentary Election in Turkmenistan. (CMP-1995-CSC-0003; Date: Feb. 1995). Text from: LexisNexis® Congressional Digital Research Collection; Accessed: 7/23/04.

Appendix

It is not uncommon for a copy of the act or other additional materials to be appended to a committee print. If it is necessary to cite directly to an appendix, use the phrase "Included in" to alert your reader that the item being cited is part of a larger document.

"Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism." Included in:  U.S. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Strategies for Homeland Defense. (CMP-2001-FOR-0002; Date: Sept. 26, 2001).  Text from: LexisNexis® Congressional Digital Research Collection; Accessed: 7/23/04."