Bibliography of Standing and Joint Committees of the House

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE


United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture 150th Anniversary. 91st Cong., 2nd sess., 1970. H. Doc. 91-350.

Lyons, Michael S., and Marcia Whicker Taylor. “Farm Politics in Transition: The House Agriculture Committee,” Agricultural History 55 (1981): 128-146.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. The Environment Committees: A Study of the House and Senate Interior, Agriculture, and Science Committees. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


Fenno, Richard, F. The Power of the Purse: Appropriations Politics in Congress. (Boston: Little, Brown, 1966).

Kiewet, D. Roderick, and Mathew D. McCubbins. The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).

Stewart, Charles III. Budget Reform Politics: The Design of the Appropriations Process in the House of Representatives, 1865–1921. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

U. S. House of Representatives. A History of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives. 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1941, H. Doc. 77-299.

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES


Barrett, David M. The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005).

Deering, Christopher J. “Decision Making in the Armed Services Committees.” In Congress Resurgent: Foreign and Defense Policy on Capitol Hill. Edited by Randall Ripley and James M. Lindsay. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993).

West, Michael A. “Laying the Legislative Foundation: The House Naval Affairs Committee and the Construction of the Treaty Navy, 1926–1934.” Ph. D. Diss., The Ohio State University, 1980.

COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET


Masters, Nicholas A. “Budget Committee, House.” In The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, Volume 1. Edited by Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995): 209–211.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Money Committees: A Study of the House Banking and Currency Committee and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION & LABOR


Reeves, Andre E. Congressional Committee Chairmen: Three Who Made an Evolution. (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1993).

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE (INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE)


Petitions, Memorials and Other Documents Submitted for the Consideration of Congress, March 4, 1789 to December 14, 1795. 99th Cong., 2nd sess., 1986, Committee Print 99-AA.

Price, David E. The Commerce Committees: A Study of the House and Senate Commerce Committees. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

U. S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. 180 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives. 94th Cong., 1st sess., 1975. Committee Print.

—. Historical Data Regarding the Creation and Jurisdiction of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives. 92nd Cong., 1st sess., 1971. Committee Print.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES (FINANCE)


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Revenue Committees: A Study of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees and House and Senate Appropriations Committees. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS


Kaiser, Fred M. “Oversight of Foreign Policy: The U. S. Committee on International Relations.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 2 (1977): 255-279.

McCormick, James M. “The Changing Role of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” Congress and the Presidency 12 (1985): 1-20.

—. “Decision Making in the Foreign Affairs and Foreign Relations Committees.” In Congress Resurgent: Foreign and Defense Policy on Capitol Hill. Edited by Randall Ripley and James M. Lindsay. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993).

—. Survey of Activities, 92nd Congress: 105th Anniversary Issue. 92nd Cong., 2nd sess., 1973. Committee Print.

—. Subcommittees of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 82nd Cong., 1st sess., 1951. Committee Print.

Westphal, Albert C. F. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1942).

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY


Perkins, Lynette P. “Member Recruitment to a Mixed Goal Committee: The House Judiciary Committee.” Journal of Politics 43 (1981): 348-364.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. The Judiciary Committees: A Study of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

U. S. House Committee on the Judiciary. History of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives. 80th Cong., 1st sess., 1947, H. Doc. 80-366.

—. History of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives. 92nd Cong., 2nd sess., 1972. Committee Print.

—. History of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives. 97th Cong., 2nd sess., 1982. Committee Print 15.

—. History of the Committee on the Judiciary, 1813-2006. 109th Congress, 2nd Session, 2006, H. Doc. 109-153.

COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES


Jones, Roy Stapleton, Jr., and Paul S. Rundquist. “Natural Resources Committee, House.” In The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, Volume 3. Edited by Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995): 1450-1453.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. The Environment Committees: A Study of the House and Senate Interior, Agriculture, and Science Committees. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975).

COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM (GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS)


Bruns, Roger A., David Hostetter, and Raymond W. Smock, ed., Congress Investigates: A Critical Documentary History, revised edition, 2 vols. (New York: Facts on File, 2011).


U. S. House Committee on Government Operations. Activities of the House Committee on Government Operations, 97th Congress, First and Second Sessions, 1981–1982. 97th Cong., 2nd sess., 1982, H. Rept. 97-994. (See pages 9-12 for historical background of the committee.)

COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES


U. S. House Committee on Resources. Historical Information of the Committee on Resources and Its Predecessor Committees, 1807–2002: Preparation for a Bicentennial. 107th Cong., 2nd sess., 2002. Committee Print 107-G.

COMMITTEE ON RULES


Bolling, Richard. Power in the House: A History of the Leadership of the House of Representatives. (New York: Dutton, 1968).

Oppenheimer, Bruce I. “The Rules Committee: New Arm of Leadership in a Decentralized House,” in Congress Reconsidered. Edited by Lawrence C. Dodd and Bruce I. Oppenheimer. (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1977).

Robinson, J. A. The House Rules Committee. (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, Inc., 1963).

U. S. House Committee on Rules. A History of the Committee on Rules: 1st to 97th Congress, 1789–1981. 97th Cong., 2nd sess., 1982. Committee Print.

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY)


Hechler, Ken. Toward the Endless Frontier: History of the Committee on Science and Technology. Washington, D.c.: GPO, 1980.

Ketcham, Robert C. “Science, Space, & Technology Committee, House.” In The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, Volume 3. Edited by Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995): 1767-1770.

COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS


U. S. House Committee on Small Business. A History and Accomplishments of the Permanent Select Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives of the United States, 77th to 92nd Congresses, 1941–1972. 93rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1974, H. Doc. 93-197.

COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT


Congressional Quarterly, Inc. “House Ethics Committee.” Congressional Quarterly Almanac 23 (1967): 579-582.

The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction. CRS Report for Congress 98-15. Report Prepared by Mildred Amer. (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 2008).

U. S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. 2004. Historical Summary of Conduct Cases in the House of Representatives. http://www.house.gov/ethics/Historical_Chart_Final_Version.htm (accessed April 4, 2007).

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE (PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION)


Ferejohn, John A. Pork Barrel Politics: Rivers and Harbors Legislation. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1974).

Murphy, James T. “Political Parties and the Porkbarrel: Party Conflict and Cooperation in House Public Works Committee Decision Making.” American Political Science Review 68 (March 1974): 169-185.

U. S. House Committee on Public Works & Transportation. 1883 to Present: Structure and Function of the Committee on Public Works, U.S. House of Representatives. 93rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1974. Committee Print 93-48.

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS


U. S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. History of House Committees Considering Veterans’ Legislation. 97th Congress, 2nd session, 1982. Committee Print 97-93.

—. History of House Committees Considering Veterans’ Legislation. 98th Cong., 1st sess., 1983. Committee Print.

—. History of House Committees Considering Veterans’ Legislation. 101st Cong., 2nd sess., 1990, H. Rept. 101-2.

—. History of House Committees Considering Veterans’ Legislation. 102nd Cong., 2nd sess., 1992, H. Rept. 102-1076.

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS


Manley, John F. The Politics of Finance: The House Committee on Ways and Means. (Boston: Little, Brown, 1970).

U. S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on Ways and Means, A Bicentennial History 1789–1989, by Donald R. Kennon and Rebecca M. Rogers. 101st Cong., 1st sess., 1989, H. Doc. 100-244.

Zelizer, Julian E. Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE


Barrett, David M. The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005).

Kaiser, Frederick M. “Congress and the Intelligence Community,” in The Postreform Congress. Edited by Roger Davidson. (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982).

Smist, Frank J. Jr. Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community: 1947–1994, 2nd Edition. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994).

JOINT, POLICY, AND OTHER COMMITTEE HISTORIES


Brown, Nicholas Richard. “The 1993 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress: A Case Study in Congressional Change.” Ph. D. Diss., University of Delaware, 1995.

U. S. House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on the Legislative Process. Guidelines for the Establishment of Select Committees. 98th Congress. Washington: GPO, 1983. (See pp. 31-97 for a section called “Select Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives: 1947–1982.”)

—. The Joint Committee on Congressional Operations: Purpose, Legislative History, Jurisdiction, and Rules. 92nd Congress, 1st session, 1972, H. Doc. 92-187.