According to Govinfo, Bills and joint resolutions are proposals that must pass in both the House and Senate and be signed by the president to become law. Concurrent resolutions, Senate Resolutions, and House Resolutions do not require the president’s signature, and they “do not have the force of law.” A cumulative finding aid was received with the microfiche version. It is located on top of the microform cabinets.
House and Senate Documents can include committee reports and reports of executive departments and agencies. The Senate treaty and executive documents contain the text of treaties as “submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States.” Periodically, the House and Senate Reports are compiled into the “Serial Set.” The published version is sent to a small number of libraries. Most libraries receive title pages and instructions for reorganizing their documents into volumes they can then have bound. Libraries that receive the documents in microfiche receive microfiche title pages and divider cards for turning their documents into the Serial Set.
“Congressional Committee Prints are publications issued by Congressional Committees that include topics related to their legislative or research activities, as well as other matters such as memorial tributes.” They are indexed in the CIS Index to Congressional Publications, which comes out a calendar year after its cover date. The library has the 1970 through 2011 index in the Richey Reading Room at KF 49 .C62.