Featured Content October 2, 2019 – Plus other digitized content made available in the past year
GPO has been digitizing historical Congressional Hearings and making them available on govinfo. Since October 2018, more than 1,500 have been added as part of this ongoing effort to provide increased access.
Congressional hearings are meetings or sessions of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to gather information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate the activities of a government department or implementation of a Federal law. Learn more about hearings and visit Congress.gov to view a Committee Consideration tutorial explaining hearings within the context of the legislative process and an Executive Business in the Senate tutorial explaining nomination hearings.
These hearings are only a portion of the digitized publications made available in the past year. Others include:
- Digitized Public Papers of the Presidents for Presidents Herbert Hoover (1929) through George H.W. Bush (1991) (with the exception of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency)
- National Recovery Administration publications
- Select U.S. Department of Agriculture publications
- National Commission on Libraries and Information Science publications
- Select U.S. documents about the Panama Canal
- GPO Style Manuals
- Federal Register Index 1936 to 1994