General Works on the Origins and Development of the Committee System

Baughman, John. Common Ground: Committee Politics in the U. S. House of Representatives. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Brooks, Richard Stephen. “The Sectional and Seniority Bases of the Standing Committee Chairmanships of the United States House of Representatives, 1889–1954.” Ph. D. Diss., University of Oklahoma, 1956.

Cooper, Joseph. The Origins of Standing Committees and the Development of the Modern House. Houston: Rice University Press, 1970.

—. Congress and its Committees: A Historical Approach to the Role of Committees in the Legislative Process. New York: Garland Publishers, 1988.

Deering, Christopher J. and Steven S. Smith. Committees in Congress. Third Edition. Washington, D.C., Congressional Quarterly Press, 1997.

Fenno, Richard F. Congressmen in Committees. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

Frisch, Scott A. and Sean Q. Kelly. Committee Assignment Politics in the U. S. House of Representatives. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

Gamm, Gerald, and Kenneth Shepsle. “The Emergence of Legislative Institutions: Standing Committees of the House and Senate, 1810–1825.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 14, no. 1 (1989): 39-66.

Goodwin, George, Jr. The Little Legislatures: Committees of Congress. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1970.

Hogberg, David W. “Parties or Committees? An Analysis of the Bolling Committee Reforms in the United States House of Representatives.” Ph. D. Diss., The University of Iowa, 2003.

Jameson, J. F. “The Origin of the Standing Committee System in American Legislative Bodies,” Annual Report of the American Historical Association, 1893.

Jenkins, Jeffrey A., and Charles Stewart III. “Order from Chaos: The Transformation of the Committee System in the House, 1816–1822,” in Theoretical Explorations of the History of Congress, ed. David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Jenkins, Jill L. “Committee Assignments in the United States House of Representatives: A Public Choice Perspective.” Ph. D. Diss., George Mason University, 2004.

King, David C. Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Lopez, Robert R. “The House in Transition, 1905–1946: From ‘Czarism’ to Committee Government.” Ph. D. Diss., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998.

Maltzman, Forrest. Competing Principals: Committees, Parties, and the Organization of Congress. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

McConachie, Lauros G. Congressional Committees: A Study of the Origins and Development of Our National and Local Legislative Methods. New York: Crowell Press, 1898.

Murphy, Thomas P. The Politics of Congressional Committees: The Power of Seniority. Woodbury: Barron’s, 1978.

Ornstein, Norman J. “Changing Congress: The Committee System.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 411 (1974): 1–175.

Parker, Glenn R., and Suzanne L. Parker. Factions in House Committees. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Polsby, Nelson W., Miriam Gallaher, and Barry S. Rundquist. “The Growth of the Seniority System in the U. S. House of Representatives.” American Political Science Review 63, no. 3 (1969): 787-807.

Price, David E. Policymaking in Congressional Committees: The Impact of “Environmental Factors.” Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1979.

Shepsle, Kenneth A. The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in The Modern House. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Stewart, Charles III. “Committee Hierarchies in the Modernizing House.” American Journal of Political Science 36 (1992): 835-856.

Strahan, Randall. New Ways and Means: Reform and Change in a Congressional Committee. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

U. S. House of Representatives. Select Committee on Committees. Monographs of the Committees of the House of Representatives. 93rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1974, Committee Print.

Wilson, Woodrow. Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics. Reprint Edition. Cleveland: Meridian Books, 1956.

Young, Cheryl Denise. “Bill Introduction in the United States House of Representatives, 1821–1895.” Ph. D. Diss., Rice University, 1991.

Zelizer, Julian E. On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948–2000. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.