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Spartan DebateTopic 2015: U.S. Congress

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Proquest Congressional

Key source for legislative information. In addition to Congressional Research Service report summaries prepared for members of Congress, also includes actual Congressional committee hearings, prints, documents and reports. The Congressional Record transcripts also give insight into all major policies and issues discussed on the floor of Congress including space policy. Search tip: select "Daily Congressional Record & Rules" on the left menu to search congressional debate.

Proquest Congressional Hearings (1824-Present)

Congressional hearings offer unique insight into the players and issues of key political, historical and legal events and processes. This collection contains the full text of hearing transcripts, including all oral statements, committee questions, and discussion. They can also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff. Also included are more than 28,000 unpublished hearings, covering investigations of leaks, foreign intelligence, nuclear power, corrupt government officials and labor management relations and more.

U.S. Federal Legislative Information

A finding guide for bills, laws, congressional debate, voting records, hearings and more by our U.S. Government Documents Librarian, Julia Frankosky.

Congressional Committees Dealing with Surveillance Issues

U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A committee of the United States House of Representatives charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program.

U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A committee of the United States Senate responsible for overseeing and making continuing studies of the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government, and to submit to the Senate appropriate proposals for legislation and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities and programs.

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