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U.S. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION RESEARCH GUIDE: Legislative (Congress)
Guide to finding information produced by the U.S. Federal Government and on UR's Federal Depository Library (#635) holdings.
The print version of the Congressional Record can be found on Basement Level B2 in Boatwright Library in the Annex Section, SuDoc number X 1.1.
A Congressional 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. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Most congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held.
Includes information on: congressional campaign finance, congressional elections, member demographics, committee data, legislative productivity, polarization ratings, voting alignments, actions on the Federal Budget, congressional staff information and member allowance data.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
"The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a think tank that provides research reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. However, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports, nor are they released to the public via the Federal Library Depository Program (FDLP). There are several organizations that collect and give access to subsets of published CRS Reports." -James Jacobs