A committee calendar provides a comprehensive record of a committee’s actions during one Congress. Most committees periodically publish a committee calendar that lists the bills and resolutions referred to them, action taken on those measures, and other relevant information.
All committees except the following prepare calendars: the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the House Administration Committee, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and the Senate Select Ethics Committee. Many committees publish a calendar at the end of each session; all publish a final calendar at the end of a Congress. Final calendars are cumulative, superseding any interim calendars prepared during a Congress. Some committees post their calendars on their web sites.
Each committee calendar presents similar information, although formats vary. Some present information in a summary fashion; others present detailed information on most or all aspects of a committee’s work. Some committees present information arranged by subcommittee; some prepare it by topic; some arrange it chronologically. Some committees prepare entries in several ways within a calendar, such as by subcommittee, by topic, and in chronological order. All committee calendars provide committee and subcommittee membership lists.
Congress.gov: Calendars and Scheduling
Also see: Calendar of Business; Committee Jurisdiction; Congressional Leadership and Committees; § 10.10 Committee Documents, § 10.11, Excerpt from a House Committee Calendar, in Congressional Deskbook; Chapter 4.B. Scheduling of Legislation, Chapter 5.C. Senate Calendars, in Congressional Procedure.
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