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|Congressional Hearings are a rich source of information on a wide range of topics, such as terrorism, vaccine safety, assisted suicide, juvenile justice, banking, etc. After a bill is introduced in Congress it is assigned to a committee. Committees will invite witnesses to give testimony. These witnesses can be elected officials, scientists, industry leaders, academics, or private citizens. Their testimony can include reports, statistics, and other supporting documentation. Most Hearings are available online from 1995 forward.|
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