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ENVR 269: Environmental Ethics (McWhorter): U.S. Government

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. 

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.

The United States Statutes at Large is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. The newest edition available is from 2011.

The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.

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