February 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm #45368
s.wilkesKeymasterMay 10, 2019 at 10:23 am #46464
The purpose of a Congressional hearing is to gather information or inquire about a particular topic from people who are in-the-know. This includes: acquiring information about presidential nominees, obtaining opinions about legislation, conducting an investigation, evaluating the actions of a particular government department.
Deciding what hearings occur and who presents in them seems like a significant power and I believe it is our responsibility as voters to stay abreast of what occurs in congressional hearings.
I found two interesting articles that I thought I鈥檇 share:
This Is What Happened Last Time a Cabinet Nomination Was Rejected (Time, 2/3/17): This article specifically mentions the role that a congressional hearing had on the nomination process.
The Greatest Hearings in American History (Politico Magazine, 6/7/17)May 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm #46468
The purpose of a hearing is to gather information. This can include the evaluation of a presidential nominee, proposed law, government department, or to conduct an investigation.May 11, 2019 at 1:10 pm #46469
the purpose of congressional hearing is to gather information. The hearing is the meeting or session of the house, senate or special committee of congress. Its usually open to the public. Its purpose is to obtain information, conduct an investigation or evaluated activities of a government department. its a forum that allows oral testimonies and questioning by members of congress.May 17, 2019 at 9:54 pm #46578
Congressional hearings provide members of Congress with the opportunity to delve into particular topics in more detail, which should help them in their decision-making processes. Through congressional hearings Congress gathers information, performs investigations, and/or oversees the activities of our government agencies.May 20, 2019 at 1:07 am #46586
I agree with everyone’s responses. During congressional hearings, information is gathered on legislation coming down the pipeline. The link below was helpful too.May 21, 2019 at 5:04 pm #46628
in deed, Congressional hearings are a way for committee members to gather information from non-committee experts on pertinent issues related to the committee or subcommittee. the Congressional Budget Office is expected to present information about the side effects of a single payer system tomorrow to the House Budget Committee.May 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm #46629
I agree with Aiden that congressional hearings are a way for committee members to gather information from non-committee experts on pertinent issues related to the committee or subcommittee. I will be interested to hear about the unintended consequences of a single payer system.June 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm #46707
Congressional Hearings are a venue for congress to publicly ask, investigate, inquire about persons, topics, events, etc. Generally they ask questions they already know the answer to. They need to hear how the witnesses present those answers in testimony to judge for themselves on the issue discussed.June 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm #46749
The purpose of a congressional hearing is to gather information, conduct an investigation, explore current topics of interest, or for appointing presidential nominees.July 12, 2019 at 9:13 pm #46992
The purpose of a congressional hearing is to gather information on a particular topic. This allows for more details, questions and reasons behind a certain topic.August 5, 2019 at 10:58 am #47274
The purpose of a congressional hearing is held to gather information. They are also an essential part of the process in nominating someone to the supreme court, or any other presidential nominee. They can also be a forum for proposed legislation, conducting an investigation, or evaluating a government department or congressional law. Hearings may simply explore topics of current interest and are almost always open to the public.
Thanks, Natalie and Krista, for the additional resources.
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