U.S. Government Information - Legislation - Guide to publications and records that document the process: Conference

This guide, following the U.S. Congressional legislative process as described in the info-graph, "How Our Laws are Made", help to identify sources for the publications and records that document the legislative history of a bill as it becomes law.

Appointment of Conference Committees

Conference Committee is a temporary joint committee created to resolve differences between House-passed and Senate-passed versions of a measure.  The formation and appointment of members is documented in the Congressional Record.

Conference Committee Reports

The document presenting an agreement reached by a joint temporary committee (a conference committee) appointed to negotiate a compromise between the House and Senate.

Conference reports are published in the Congressional Record and also in the congressional committee report document series.

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