- What information can I find on hearings & markups?
- Browsing Committee Coverage
- Is Committee Coverage different from committee reports?
- Can I be notified whenever coverage of a specific hearing or markup is released?
What information can I find on hearings & markups?
CQ provides its own summary and review of hearings and markups through a feature call Committee Coverage. Committee Coverage is coverage of key committee and subcommittee markups, delivered within 24 hours, and includes a comprehensive summary, links to important amendments, full vote breakdowns, agendas, rosters of witnesses and more.
To access Committee Coverage, head to 'Research' → 'Bills' → 'Committee Coverage.'
Browsing Committee Coverage
Like other sources available for legislative tracking in CQ, you can conduct searches for Committee Coverage right within this page with a variety of criteria, such as by keyword, bill number, committee or date.
You can also view a running feed of coverage slated to be released soon or recently released. Bear in mind that the orange text under the titles of the coverage denotes whether the markup coverage is complete, or if it’s waiting for votes to be added.
Hearing coverage tends to be a bit shorter than markup coverage, and includes the agenda and any potential testimonials.
Due to the nature of the Congressional event, markup coverage tends to be much longer and includes a summary of what occurred, any votes and the breakdown of those votes.
Is Committee Coverage different from committee reports?
Yes! Committee Coverage is proprietary to CQ, meaning that the coverage is written by CQ's research and editorial teams. Therefore, the information is released much faster than committee reports - usually within 24 hours.
You can also access coverage of hearings and markups going back to the 101st Congress (1989)!
Can I be notified whenever coverage of a specific hearing or markup is released?
Yes, you can. Simply follow these steps to set an alert with 'Committee Coverage' as the source, and the bill you'd like to track as the keyword.
That way, you can know exactly what happens with a bill as it passes through markup.