"A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal Law. In addition, hearings may be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Most congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held."
Congressional Hearings 1824-2015 can be searched by numbers:
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7. All fields including full Text is used when more hits are required. Some witness may not be listed as a witness by name because they were not the witness officially invited to the hearing, they do not have a standard name or they are a fictional character.
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U.S. Congressional Hearings from 1824-2015 are now available in digital format at FAU libraries. The Boca Campus will no longer house the print editions.
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