Records of Joint Committees of the U.S. Congress
The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the joint committees listed below. Joint committees include membership from both the House and the Senate. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation. For an overview of joint committee records, please see the Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1989 or the Guide to the Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789-1989, which discuss the jurisdiction, history, and records created by joint committees.
Each committee's link will take you to its organization authority record in the National Archives' Catalog, which provides more information. To view descriptions of the committee's records, click on the link(s) under "Role(s)" in the organization authority record.
Most of the Center's records are located at the National Archives building in Washington, DC. Detailed contact information can be found at the bottom of each description record in the Catalog.
Please contact the Center by phone at (202) 357-5350 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if the committee you are looking for is not included in this list.
Note: Access to the records of joint committees follow the access policy of whichever chamber transferred them to the Center's custody. Contact the Center for access information on the joint committee that interests you.
Joint Committee on the Disposition of Executive Papers (1935-1970)
Also includes Joint Committee on the Disposition of Useless Papers (1889-1970)
Joint Committee on Taxation (1976- )
Also includes Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (1926-1976)