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Congress

Use for researching Congress or finding Congressional documents like bills. laws, legislation, serial set, debate, Congressional Record, CRS reports, primary source documents, hearings, prints, reports and policy.

Finding Hearings

About hearings

Congressional hearings are testimony before committees and subcommittees in the United States Congress. Hearings can cover:

  • Proposed legislation
  • Research for future legislation
  • Oversight of the Executive Branch
  • Nominations to high office
  • Appropriations

People who testify before Congress include:

  • Experts on a subject
  • Lobbyists
  • Members of the Executive Branch
  • Members of the public
  • Other Members of Congress

Subjects include everything that Congress funds, foreign relations, health, and safety