The Senate committees hear testimony on proposed nominees in order to determine whether or not to approve the presidential nominee. The reality is that over 98% of the nominations are approved, but the Hearings often provide interesting insight into the nominee and the Cabinet position.
Members of the Georgetown Univerisity Law Center community have a number of ways to access these hearings. One way is to search for these hearings using the ProQuest Congressional database.
Other ways to access hearings electronically are outlined below:
|Govinfo.gov (free web)||Selected hearings from 104th Congress (1995) to present|
|Capitol Hearings||CSPAN links to the Congressional Committees|
|Congress.gov||Link to Congressional committee pages with hearings|
|Lexis||Legislation & Politics - U.S. & U.K.> U.S. Congress> CQ Congressional Testimony. Selected transcripts from 103rd Congress (1993) to present|
|Westlaw||USTestimony database. Selected transcripts from 103rd Congress (1993) to present|
For information on print and microfilm holdings of Senate hearings, consult our Legislative History Research Guide.