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Government Documents on the Environment: Congressional

Government Documents on the Environment


Congressional Publications

The U.S. Congress is also a major source of environmental information. Congressional committees conduct hearings and issue reports on various aspects of environmental policy. Examples of congressional sources of environmental information in HSSE Library include:

 Congressional Record online (1994-present)  Bound 1873-2015

ProQuest Congressional (Purdue Users Only- Key resource features congressional committee reports on legislation, congressional debate, congressional committee hearings from 1824-1979, and the text of government agency reports. 

House Agriculture Committee (Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) is a member of this committee. HERE for Hathitrust full text documents.

House Energy & Commerce Committee. (Reps. Larry Buschon (R-IN) and Greg Pence (R-IN) are members of this committee. HERE for Hathitrust full text documents.

House Natural Resources CommitteeHERE for selected full text Hathitrust documents.

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (2019-present)

House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (2007-2010)  and HERE

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.  (Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) is a member of this committee.  HERE for Hathitrust full text documents.

Senate Agriculture Committee. (Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee).  HERE for Hathitrust full text documents.

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee.    HERE for full-text Hathitrust catalog documents.

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.   (Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)  HERE for full text Hathitrust catalog documents.

Congressional Budget Office (Prepares cost estimates on federal legislation and reports on the budgetary impact of federal programs.)

Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress entity preparing unbiased reports on public policy issues for Congress and the public.)

Government Accountability Office (Reports on management performance of government programs)




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