May 26, 2022

More Than 1,500 Historical Congressional Hearings Now Available via GPO’s govinfo

From the Government Publishing Office:

GPO has been digitizing historical Congressional Hearings and making them available on govinfo. Since October 2018, more than 1,500 have been added as part of this ongoing effort to provide increased access.

Congressional hearings are meetings or sessions of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to gather information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate the activities of a government department or implementation of a Federal law. Learn more about hearings and visit to view a Committee Consideration tutorial explaining hearings within the context of the legislative process and an Executive Business in the Senate tutorial explaining nomination hearings.

These hearings are only a portion of the digitized publications made available in the past year.

Others include:

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