Committee Hearings: Held by committees of the House and Senate, sometimes by joint or special committees, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, to investigate activities of a government department or to evaluate the implementation of federal law.
Congressional Record: Official record of daily floor debates, agendas, and actions of Congress. Preceded by the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe.
Serial Set: Consists of the reports and documents of both chambers. Congressional reports originate from committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. Congressional documents originate from committees and cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations.