Congressional hearings are among the most heavily used materials in Yale’s U.S. federal government documents collection.
To give you a flavor of the range of subject matter covered in hearings, here are the titles of just three hearings held on April 5 in years past:
• Nonconsensual recording of telephone conversations: hearings before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session on H.R. 4826 ... March 8 and April 5, 1984.
• Ocean dumping of waste materials: hearings before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Subcommittee on Oceanography of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-second Congress, first session ... April 5, 6, 7, 1971.
To learn more about what hearings are and where they fit into the legislative process, check out the Yale Government Documents & Information Center's guide to legislative information.