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Archive for May 3rd, 2021

Sources for Congressional Hearings

Congress building Along with bill versions and committee reports, committee hearings are part of the documents making up a legislative history. Researchers can look at hearings to read what witnesses called before the Congress have to say—pro or con—about a proposed piece of legislation. There are a number of sources you can use to find hearings, and these are listed out in our popular Legislative History Research Guide. For recent hearings, a good free government source is GovInfo. Older hearings are easiest to fine on the Proquest Congressional and HeinOnline databases.