Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toyota Hearing Takes Place Today

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform's Hearing on the Toyota Recall is happening right now. Catch streaming video of the hearing on the Committee's website, either by going to the Committee's home page (if you're watching it today) or going to the calendar entry and clicking Connect to the Live Webcast. The hearing is intended to look at the U.S. government’s response to Toyota's recall of many models and to better understand the equipment problems and their resolutions (see our related blog post from a few weeks ago). For non-government news coverage prior to the hearing, see the NPR article "Toyota CEO Faces Harsh Spotlight on Capitol Hill."

It's really interesting to be able to watch the hearings live on the web, but what if you want to read transcripts of old congressional hearings, such as "Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Act of 1979 : Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate" or "The Future of DOE's Automotive Research Programs: Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives"? Hearings dating back to 1995 are freely available on GPO Access. If you're on campus or have off-campus access to our databases, you can find electronic versions of congressional hearings, dating as far back as 1824, in LexisNexis Congressional. All hearings are searchable in Chinook, the library catalog, which is accessible to all (search for print or electronic versions of the hearings).

To find additional congressional materials, take a look at our guide.

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