An amendment to Rule XXVIII of the Standing Rules of the Senate states:
"9. (a)(1) It shall not be in order to vote on the adoption of a report of a committee
of conference unless such report has been available to Members and to the general
public for at least 48 hours before such vote. If a point of order is sustained
under this paragraph, then the conference report shall be set aside."
Normally, conference reports are printed and made available online in the Congressional
Record the day after they have been filed. In those cases when GPO is unable to
print a conference report the next day, GPO will scan the manuscript and post the
searchable PDF of the manuscript on this web page. Otherwise, links to the conference
reports as they appear in the Congressional Record will be posted on this web page.
Links to each conference report will be date and time stamped to establish when
the conference report was first made available to the public online. If a conference
report is scanned as manuscript, that version will be superseded when the conference
report is made available in the Congressional Record. Links to a conference report
in the Congressional Record will be superseded when the conference report is made
available in the congressional reports database.
Although the PDF of the scanned manuscript of a conference report will be searchable,
handwritten notes or other illegible text may or may not be completely searchable.
Regardless, the image of the handwritten notes, etc., will be captured in the PDF
of the scanned manuscript.