Answered By: Melanie Maksin
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Q: What are Senate executive documents and reports and where can I find them?
Answered by: Melanie Maksin

Senate executive documents and reports are the formal documents that trace the part played by the Senate committees in exercising the Senate's constitutional "advise and consent" role in the making of treaties and nominations. Prior to 1818 these documents do not appear in printed form and prior to 1930 they were considered confidential with limited distribution. Even after 1930 they were not disseminated through the normal distribution channels.

Use ProQuest Congressional (Yale subscription database) to search for citations to these documents and reports, which will be found either in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set or in the microfiche collection entitled "U.S. Senate Executive Documents & Reports, Covering Documents and Reports Not Printed in the US Serial Set, 1817-1969" (housed in the Microform Reading Room, Sterling Memorial Library).

For Senate executive documents and reports not available online, contact the Librarian for Government Information for help finding a copy in print or microfiche.

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