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ERIC Number: ED066161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 31
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The Numbering of Congressional Hearings.
Johnson, Marilyn
Committee hearings are among the most important documents issued by Congress because they contain the transcript of testimony given before the committees. Here presumably the major proponents and opponents of a bill voice their opinions, recite facts and support their beliefs. The transcripts of proceedings of Congressional committee hearings are among the type of documents most often mentioned as presenting problems in the library because the form and arrangement in which they are printed makes them a troublesome type of publication. They are troublesome because there is no uniformity in the identity and numbering of these hearings. For this study, seventeen Senate and twenty House Committees were used. Hearings printed from 1944-1949 and 1956 to 1972 were examined regarding their respective histories and their current numbering systems. It was found that the Committees of Congress are slowly moving toward one numbering system--the combination code. This system is clear and precise. It relates the Congress in which the hearing was held as well as the number of the hearing. This numbering system will enable committee members, scholars, and interested citizens to utilize the hearings more effectively. (Author/NH)
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