Welcome to the Senate Finance Committee Library where you can find official public records produced by the Senate Finance Committee each congressional session. Records housed in the Library have been categorized by type and include: hearing transcripts, executive session transcripts, committee reports, committee prints and conference reports. Visitors may search by keyword and/or congressional session. Committee publications not currently available online may be accessed in Federal depository libraries throughout the United States.
A printed hearing is an official transcript of a hearing. Supplemental materials may be printed as part of the hearing record. For example, a committee might include exhibits, charts and research materials, written statements of witnesses, witness responses to follow-up questions, other materials submitted by witnesses, or letters and testimony from individuals who did not testify in person.
Executive session transcripts are made public within 29 business days after the event. Each transcript includes vote results, amendments offered to the bill, and a general description of the bill under consideration. To find the legislative text of a bill, refer to the Legislation page or visit THOMAS.gov, the official legislative information website of the Library of Congress.
Committee reports accompany a bill that has been reported to the full Senate for its consideration. Reports may include the legislative text of the bill, changes made by the Committee during open executive sessions, and the views of Finance Committee members.
Committee prints take many forms and may include: draft reports and bills, legislative analyses, investigative reports, statistical materials and historical reports. Notable types of committee prints include: the Committee Calendar, which indexes all hearings, nominations and legislation considered in a congressional session; technical descriptions of the effects of pending legislation; and the committee rules of procedure adopted each Congress.
A conference report is an agreement on a bill negotiated by a conference committee, a temporary committee comprised of House and Senate members. Conference reports are printed and submitted to each chamber for consideration. A conference report includes changes to the bill made during the conference committee's consideration and may also include the views of conference committee members.