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.
- The 1950-51 Kafauver Committee into organized crime was sabotaged with the help of sexual blackmail.
|House Un-American Activities Committee|
|Pike Committee||One of the 3 important US intelligence committees during the late 1970s revealing deep state activities.|
|US/Senate/Watergate Committee||A group officially intended to investigate wrongdoing in connection to Watergate.|
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