Joint Committee on the Library

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Joint Committee on the Library
Current Senate Members, 109th Congress
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Current House Members, 109th Congress
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The Joint Committee on the Library is a standing joint committee of the U.S. Congress overseeing the affairs and adminstration of the Library of Congress. It is the oldest continuing Joint Committee of the U.S. Congress, created on April 24, 1800, when President John Adams signed the bill establishing the federal government in Washington and creating the Library of Congress. The act appropriated $5,000 for "the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress" after it moved to the new capital city of Washington. The Joint Committee on the Library is composed of the chairman (or designee) and four members each from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the House Committee on Administration. The chairmanship and vice chairmanship alternate between the House and Senate every Congress.


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Rules for 109th Congress, see page 450.

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