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Legislative History Research: A Guide

Basic research tools for tracking the progress of bills, hearings, and other legislative steps in the United States federal government.

Finding Congressional Committee Hearings

Congressional hearings are the official record of publicly held committee hearings proceedings to obtain information and opinions on proposed bills. The decision to publish congressional hearings is made the the committee, as a result most congressional hearings are not published! Those that are published are done so two months to two years after they are held, however not all hearing that are published are publicly available. 


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