The United States Congressional Record and its predecessor titles comprise the published account of the debates, proceedings, and activities of the United States Congress. Since 1947 each day's Record also contains the Daily Digest, which recounts by chamber the day's activities, including the number of bills introduced, the floor actions taken that day, a summary of meetings held that day by committees and for what purpose, and a list of committee meetings scheduled for the next day and on what topics (at the end of each week a list of committee meetings scheduled for the following week, and their topics, is printed).
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Committees provide intensive consideration to a proposed measure as well as the forum where the public is given their opportunity to be heard. When a public hearing is set in a committee or subcommittee, an official reporter is present to record the testimony on the bill or relevant subject matter.
Full text of Congressional hearings (1824-present) is availabe from Proquest Congressional.
Microfiche available from Congressional Information Service Microfiche Collection. Search for CIS number using Proquest Congressional and then retrieve microfiche through the Main Catalog - (search Main Catalog for title: CIS Microfiche Library.)
Selected hearings from the 105th Congress to date are available from FDsys
Unpublished Hearings (search for the CIS number using Proquest Congressional or the CIS Index to Unpublished House and Senate Hearings (KF40.C55 located in Recap and use the fiche collection at Rutgers University)