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Links to Congressional Oversight Datasets
House Witness Database, 1971-2015 — information on over 435,000 hearing witnesses at over 42,500 House hearings from 1971 to 2016 (92nd to 114th Congress) compiled by Prof. Lauren C. Bell and Ph.D. Candidate John D. Rackey
Levin Center / Wayne Law Review panel discussing 3 databases containing congressional oversight materials (2020)
- Lugar Center Congressional Oversight Hearings Index – new database in 2020 with over 20,000 congressional oversight hearings and individual committee evaluations
- Brookings House Oversight Tracker – new database in 2019 tracking House oversight of the Trump Administration
- Tracking Oversight in the House in the 116th Congress (2020) by Molly E. Reynolds & Jackson Gode
- University of Texas Policy Agendas Project – longstanding database containing over 100,000 congressional hearings from 1946 to 2017 as well as other U.S. and foreign data collections
- Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) Constituent Services Database – database under development for congressional correspondence and other materials related to constituent services.
- End of Term Web Archive – database containing federal government-wide websites at the end of presidential terms in 2008, 2012, 2016, and (soon to be added) 2020, all of which may be useful in oversight research
Here is a sample of materials taken from the growing body of research into issues related to congressional and state-level oversight. Scholars who would like to add to this resource can submit copies or links for up to three items.
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