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Congressional Committee Hearings


What is a Congressional Hearing?

Image of Dr. Mark Mills drawing diagrams on a blackboard during testimony before the Congressional Joint Atomic Energy Committee hearings on atomic radioactive fallout

[Dr. Mark Mills drawing diagrams on a blackboard during testimony before the Congressional Joint Atomic Energy Committee hearings on atomic radioactive fallout]
Negative: film, 1957
Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number:
LC-U9-864A-4

Finding Congressional Committee Hearings Online:

Online/Subscription - On site use only Online/Free - Access Anywhere

Finding Congressional Hearings on Video:

Finding Congressional Hearings on Streaming Audio:

  • Real time audio at C-Span External Link --This site also provides a schedule of current and upcoming hearings.

Finding Congressional Hearings in paper:

  • Main Reading Room--Congressional Hearings are available in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection for 1943-2006. These are organized first by Congress (e.g. 107th Congress), then by House or Senate and finally, alphabetically, by the name of the Congressional committee (e.g. Agriculture, Appropriations).

Finding Congressional Hearings in Microform

  • CIS US Congressional Committee Hearings Index
    KF40 .C56
    Indexes available in LAW, MRR, N&CPRR
    Microfiche available in: LAW
    LAW microfiche call number: 91/10000 (K)
    Coverage: 1833-1969

  • Congressional Information Service Index
    KF49 .C62
    Indexes available in LAW, MRR, N&CPRR
    Microfiche availble in: LAW
    LAW microfiche call number: (o) 91/10017 LL RR
    Coverage: 1970-

  • CIS Index to Unpublished US House of Representatives Committee Hearings
    KF40 .C54
    Indexes available in Law, MRR
    Microfiche available in: LAW
    LAW microfiche call number: 90/10008
    Coverage: 1833-1968

  • CIS Index to Unpublished US Senate Committee Hearings
    KF40 .C55
    Indexes available in LAW, MRR and N&CPRR
    Microfiche available in: LAW
    LAW microfiche call number: 91/10005 
    Coverage: 1823-1976

  • Government Depository Collection
The Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room keeps the latest ten years of Congressional Committee Documents in print or on microfiche as part of the U.S. Federal Government Depository Collection.  A Superintendent of Documents number (SuDoc) is necessary in order to request these.  GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  can help you find the SuDoc numbers.
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