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Finding Congressional Hearings

Congress In Action

 

What is a Congressional Hearing?  A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, a 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 Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. GovInfo

This subject guide provides both an explanation of what a Congressional Hearing is, as well as, how and where to locate a Congressional Hearing that may be needed to do research or to inform the patron on a particular topic. 

About Congressional Hearings

"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."

Source: U.S. Government Publishing Office

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