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Citation Guides: Federal Legislative Reports and Documents

Citing Federal Legislative Reports and Documents

REFERENCE LIST ENTRY

Basic form
Name of House, the number of the Congress connected by a hyphen to the number of the report, the part and/or page number on which material being cited appears, and the (year).

Abbreviations
Senate Report.: S. Rep. No.
Senate Document: S. Doc. No
House Report: H.R. Rep. No.
House Document: H.R. Doc. No.

Example
H.R. Rep. No. 99-253, pt. 1, at 54 (1985).

TEXT CITATION

Basic Forms
Series name No. number (Year)
(Series abbreviation number, year)

Examples
In House Report No. 253 (1985), the House Agriculture Committee approved amendments to the Federal Crop Insurance Act.

The House Agriculture Committee approved amendments to the Federal Crop Insurance Act. (H.R. Rep. No. 253, 1985).

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