Congressional hearing

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A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest.[1]

Some hearings have exposed deep state activities, although normally tending towards limited hangouts.

  • The 1950-51 Kafauver Committee into organized crime was sabotaged with the help of sexual blackmail.


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Church Committee
House Un-American Activities Committee
Kerry Committee
McCormack-Dickstein Committee
Nye Committee
Pike CommitteeOne of the 3 important US intelligence committees during the late 1970s revealing deep state activities.
Pujo CommitteeA US congressional subcommittee that probed the Money Trust. The original chair, Arsene Pujo, withdrew after about a month, so it was actually chaired by Hubert D. Stephens.
Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations
US/Senate/Watergate CommitteeA group officially intended to investigate wrongdoing in connection to Watergate.
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