Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Publications of Congress

1. Congressional Record/General Citation

Notes Format:
Numeral. Congressional Record-in italics, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Volume Number-numeral only, part Number:-abbreviated pt.: Page Number(s)-if appropriate.

1. Congressional Record, 104th Cong., 1st sess., 1995, 141, pt. 26.

Or

1. Cong. Rec. 104th Cong., 1st sess., 1995. 141, pt. 26.

Bibliography Format:
Congressional Record-in italics. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year. Volume Number-numeral only, Part Number:-abbreviated pt.: Page Number(s)-if appropriate.

Congressional Record. 104th Cong., 1st sess., 1995. Vol. 141, pt. 26.


2. Congressional Record/Speaker Citation

Notes Format:
Numeral. Congressional Body Name. Speaker Name and Description of Remarks. Resolution Number-if appropriate. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Congressional Record-in italics. (Day Mnth. Year), volume number, part number-abbreviated pt.: Page Number(s)-if appropriate.

2. U.S. Senate. Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts reintroducing the Equal Remedies Act. 104th Cong., 1st sess. Congressional Record (30 Jan. 1995), vol. 141, pt. 10.

Bibliography Format:
Congressional Body Name. Speaker Name and Description of Remarks. Resolution Number-if appropriate. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Congressional Record-in italics. (Day Mnth. Year), volume number, part number-abbreviated pt.: Page Number(s)-if appropriate.

U.S. Senate. Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts reintroducing the Equal Remedies Act. 104th Cong., 1st sess. Congressional Record (30 Jan. 1995), vol. 141, pt. 10.


3. Congressional Records and Documents

Notes Format:
Numeral. Congressional Body or Committee Name, Report or Document Title-in italics, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Document Number, Serial Number-if available, Page Number(s).

3. U.S. Congress, South Dakota Water Resource Development, 97th Cong., 2d sess., 1982, S. Doc. 514, Serial 13452.

Bibliography Format:
Congressional Body or Committee Name. Report or Document Title-in italics Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year. Document Number. Serial Number-if available.

U.S. Congress. South Dakota Water Resource Development. 97th Cong., 2d sess., 1982. S. Doc. 514. Serial 13452.


4. Congressional Journals

Notes Format:
Numeral. Journal Name-in italics, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Day Month Year, Page Number(s).

4. Senate Journal, 104th Cong., 2d sess., 20 February 1996, 7-17.

Bibliography Format:
Congressional Body Name. Journal Name-in italics. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Day Month Year.

U.S. Congress. Senate Journal. 104th Cong., 2d sess., 20 February 1996.

Or

U.S. Senate Journal. 104th Cong., 2d sess., 20 February 1996.


5. Congressional Hearings

Notes Format:
Numeral. Committee Name, Hearing Title-in italics Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Day Month Year, Number(s).

5. U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf: Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, 101st Cong., 2d sess., 4-5 December 1990, 42-43.

Bibliography Format:
Committee Name. Hearing Title-in italics. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Day Month Year.

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf: Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations. 101st Cong., 2d sess., 4-5 December 1990.


6. Congressional Committee Prints

Notes Format:
Numeral. Committee Name, Report Title-in italics, report prepared by name of agency department person(s), Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Committee Print Number, Page Number(s).

6. Senate Committee on Public Works, Effects and Methods of Control of Thermal Discharges, report prepared by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 93rd Cong., 1st sess., 1973, Committee Print 14, 19.

Bibliography Format:
Committee Name. Report Title-in italics. Report prepared by name of agency department person(s), Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Committee Print Number.

Senate Committee on Public Works. Effects and Methods of Control of Thermal Discharges. report prepared by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 93rd Cong., 1st sess., 1973, Committee Print 14.


7. Congressional Bills and Resolutions

Notes Format:
Numeral. Bill or Resolution Title-in italics, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Bill or Resolution Number, Congressional Record-in italics record information-if applicable.

7. Interstate Child Support Enforcement Act, 104th Cong., 1st sess., H.R. 195, Congressional Record, 241, no. 4, daily ed. (9 January 1995): H168.

Bibliography Format:
Congressional Body Name. Bill or Resolution Title-in italics. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Year, Bill or Resolution Number. Congressional Record,-in italics record information-if applicable.

Note: The Chicago Manual of Style notes that bills and resolutions are cited in text or notes, but not always in the bibliography. When they are they should follow this format.

U.S. House. Interstate Child Support Enforcement Act. 104th Cong., 1st sess., H.R. 195. Congressional Record, 241, no. 4, daily ed. (9 January 1995): H168.


8. Laws and Statutes Published as Slip Laws

Notes Format:
Numeral. U.S. Public Law Numbers, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, (Day Month Year)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

8. U.S. Public Law 105-258, 105th Cong., 2d sess. (14 October 1998), 12-13.

Bibliography Format:
U.S. Public Law Numbers. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, Day Month Year-no parenthesis.

U.S. Public Law 105-258. 105th Cong., 2d sess., 14 October 1998.


9. Laws and Statures Collected in Statutes at Large

Notes Format:
Numeral. U.S. Statutes at Large-in italics Volume Number (Year)-in parenthesis: Page Number(s).

9. U.S. Statutes at Large 25 (1888): 476.

Bibliography Format:
U.S. Statutes at Large-in italics Volume Number (Year)-in parenthesis: Page Number(s).

U.S. Statutes at Large 25 (1888): 476.


10. Laws and Statutes Incorporated Into the U.S. Code

Notes Format:
Numeral. Law, Statute or Act Title-in italics, U.S. Code-in italics, Volume Number, Section Number-abbreviated (Year)-in parenthesis.

64. Farm Credit Act, U.S. Code Annotated, vol. 42, sec. 410 (1959).

Bibliography Format:
Law, Statute or Act Title-in italics. U.S. Code-in italics. Volume Number, Section Number-abbreviated (Year)-in parenthesis

Farm Credit Act. U.S. Code Annotated. Vol. 42, sec. 410 (1959).

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