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Encyclopedia > U.S. Congress Joint Committee on the Library

The Joint Committee on the Library is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress devoted to the affairs and administration of the U.S. Library of Congress, which is both the private library of the federal legislature and America's national library. There are five members of each house on the committee, which has no subcomittees. A Joint Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a Select Committee consisting of members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. ... Seal of the Congress. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is one of four official national libraries of the United States (along with the National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library, and National Archives and Records Administration). ... United States Library of Congress, Jefferson building A national library is a library specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the pre-eminent repository of information for that country. ... A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, i. ... A Congressional subcommittee in the United States Congress is a subdivision of a standing committee that considers specified matters and reports back to the full committee. ...


The current chairman of the committee is Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), and the ranking minority member is Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT). Theodore Fulton Ted Stevens (born November 18, 1923) is an American politician from Alaska. ... Christopher Dodd in an official photograph Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ...


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