Legislative Branch

Guide to House Records: Chapter 7

Chapter 7. Records of the Commerce Committees and Its Predecessors

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Records of Committees Relating to Commerce 1795-1988 from Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States

Committees discussed in this chapter:

7.1 The Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, established on December 1, 1795, was one of the earliest standing committees of the House of Representatives. Since that time, the House has always had a standing committee whose primary area of jurisdiction is commerce, though five different titles [Manufactures, Commerce, Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and Industrial Arts and Expositions].