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Congressional Hearings and Related Publications

The work of the United States Congress involves a wide range of subjects which result in an equally wide range of publications. One of the most widely known Congressional publications is the hearing. These provide the text of the discussions in the meetings of a particular committee. They frequently include testimony from experts in the field being investigated. Budget hearings often discuss funding of such projects and other hearings often bring in experts to provide testimony for or against a subject under debate.

Depending on the year of interest, full text of the hearings can be found in paper volumes, microfiche, or online. The database below will provide citations, and often full text, for the appropriate Congressional publication.

Congressional Publications (database) Provides indexing and full-text access to the publications of the U.S. Congress since 1970, including bills, laws and legislation, as well as information about members of Congress. Indexing of the Congressional Record, Daily Edition is also included. makes United States federal legislative information freely available to the public. The site contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, members of Congress profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972).