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CNIT 499 Seminar in Global Policy Issues: U.S. Congress

Provides access to governmental and scholarly resources for conducting U.S. and international public policy research.

U.S. Congress

The U.S. Congress and its committees are responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, funding government programs, and conducting oversight of these programs performance.  These websites, including some from congressional support agencies, are excellent resources for understanding U.S. public policy issues.

Govinfo (Provides access to U.S. Govt. legal, legislative, and regulatory information resources from the 1990s-present).

Congressional Record (Includes the text of congressional debates, legislation, and recorded votes.)

House of Representatives Committees (Features access to congressional committee hearings and debates.  These committees are responsible for funding and overseeing government program management performance)
(Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is a member of the House Science Committeee.)

Senate Committees (Features access to congressional committee hearings.  Senate Committees are also responsible for confirming presidential appointments and treaties with foreign countries and international governmental organizations. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee.) This committee's January 18, 2017 confirmation hearing on Wilbur Ross nomination to be Secretary of Commerce. Ross responses to pre-hearing questions by this committee and post-hearing responses to questions by this committee's members.
Congressional Budget Office (Advises Congress on the federal budget and budgetary implications of individual federal programs.)

Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress entity providing Congress with objective reports on public policy issues)

Congressional Research Service (Courtesy:  Library of Congress 2018-present)

Government Accountability Office (Prepares reports for Congress on management performance of government programs)

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