Guide to Committee Activity Reports: Purpose, Rules, and Contents [Updated September 1, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "All House committees and most Senate committees are required to prepare reports each Congress detailing their activities. These committee activity reports provide a historical record of a committee's legislative and oversight actions. They may serve as an introduction to the work of the individual committees, and, in many cases, they also provide information that is otherwise either not aggregated in one place or not available elsewhere. The committee activity reports are required by the rules of the House (House Rule XI, clause 1(d)) and Senate (Senate Rule XXVI, paragraph 8(b)). The reporting requirement dates to the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. [United States Code] § [section] 190d). Each report covers the activities for one Congress. In odd-numbered years, House reports are to be filed by January 2, while Senate reports are to be filed by March 31. This report includes a discussion of the types of information that may be included in the activity reports, variations across reports and time, and the filing process."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45104
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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