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U.S. Congressional Serial Set Resources

Last updated on 03-18-2021



Congressional Serial Set

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports bound by session of Congress.

It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, it includes: committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental publications.

The House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports are available from the 104th Congress to present.


GPO and Law Library of Congress Will Digitize Nation's Most Treasured Publication

GPO, in collaboration with the Law Library of Congress, has started a multi-year effort to digitize and make volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set back to the first volume available in govinfo. This project is now underway, and content for the Serial Set collection is expected to be made available in govinfo starting in late 2021.

Read the GPO Press Release, and visit the FDLP page to find out more about this effort.


Numerical Lists of Documents and Reports

The Numerical List of Documents and Reports lists numerically, with a brief title, all of the Senate and House Documents and Reports issued during a Session of Congress. The Numerical List also indicates the specific volume of the Congressional Serial Set in which each Document and Report is bound. No alphabetical or subject indexing is contained in this publication.

114th Congress (2015-2016)

113th Congress (2013-2014)

112th Congress (2011-2012)

111th Congress (2009-2010)

110th Congress (2007-2008)

109th Congress (2005-2006)

108th Congress (2003-2004)

107th Congress (2001-2002)

106th Congress (1999-2000)

105th Congress (1997-1998)

104th Congress (1995-1996)

103d Congress (1993-1994)

102d Congress (1991-1992)

101st Congress (1989-1990)

100th Congress (1987-1988)

99th Congress (1985-1986)

98th Congress (1983-1984)

97th Congress (1981-1982)

96th Congress (1979-1980)

95th Congress (1977-1978)

94th Congress (1975-1976)

93d Congress (1973-1974)

92d Congress (1971-1972)

91st Congress (1969-1970)

90th Congress (1967-1968)

89th Congress (1965-1966)

88th Congress (1963-1964)

87th Congress (1961-1962)

86th Congress (1959-1960)

85th Congress (1957-1958)

Schedule of Serial Set Volumes

The Schedule of Serial Set Volumes lists numerically, by Serial Number, each volume of the Congressional Serial Set as well as the contents of each volume. The Schedule of Volumes is usually planned at the beginning of a new Session of Congress and it is compiled as the Session of Congress progresses. All documents authorized to be printed during the Session must be submitted for printing or accounted for before the Schedule can be completed.

114th Congress (2015-2016)

113th Congress (2013-2014)

112th Congress (2011-2012)

111th Congress (2009-2010)

110th Congress (2007-2008)

109th Congress (2005-2006)

108th Congress (2003-2004)

107th Congress (2001-2002)

106th Congress (1999-2000)

105th Congress (1997-1998)

104th Congress (1995-1996)

103d Congress (1993-1994)

102d Congress (1991-1992)

101st Congress (1989-1990)

100th Congress (1987-1988)