Do you keep transcripts of bill markup proceedings by Congressional committees?
I am trying to figure out of the public record of what transpires during these hearings is recorded, transcribed or some way kept. Thanks for any guidance you can provide!
Each congressional committee chair has the authority to determine what gets published in terms of hearing transcripts. Not all hearings are published. Some committees post transcripts on their websites. Govinfo.gov publishes what is provided to the Government Publishing Office by each congressional committee, so it does not contain transcripts of every hearing ever held. Furthermore, some transcripts are made available to commercial services like Bloomberg and are included in subscription resources like ProQuest Congressional, available in some libraries. If what you are looking for is not available online, you may consult the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives. Alternatively, you could contact the office of the committee chair, or you could ask your own congressional representative or senator for assistance.
I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for using the Government Information Online service.
Government Documents Librarian
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library