United States Congress Joint Committee on Printing

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The United States Congress Joint Committee on Printing is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress. It was created on August 3, 1846.[1]


Charles Schumer (D) is the current committee chair in the 113th Congress. The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Gregg Harper (R).


2012-2013 (113th Congress)

Joint Committee on Printing Members, 2012-2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (2)
Charles Schumer - Senate (New York) Chair Pat Roberts - Senate (Kansas)
Tom Udall - Senate (New Mexico) Saxby Chambliss - Senate (Georgia)
Mark Warner - Senate (Virginia)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)


According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Printing includes the following:

  1. Oversees the operation of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), whose support is essential to the legislative process of the Congress.
  2. Serves by law as the principal printing organization for Federal agencies, and so the Joint Committee generally oversees compliance by Federal agencies with laws, rules and regulations designed to minimize printing costs to the American people.


Committee on House Administration
1309 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Telephone: (202) 225-8281
Fax: (202) 225-9957

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