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Congressional Publications: Congressional Hearings

What Are They?

Image of Dr. Mark Mills drawing diagrams on a blackboard during testimony before the Congressional Joint Atomic Energy Committee hearings on atomic radioactive fallout

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.

Text source: FDsys
Image source: The Library of Congress

Coverage: 1970-current (indexing)

How to Find Them?

  1. Make sure to select "Advanced Search"

  2. Select "Hearings"

Other Resources

  • Hearings (Print)
    OWU Beeghly Government Documents Area
    SuDoc: Y 4.
  • Congressional hearings via FDsys (Online Full Text) (1985-current)