Reform in Procedure Before Congressional Committees: Hearings...on S. Con. Res. 2

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Page 116 - Good name in man and woman, dear my Lord, Is the immediate Jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my
Page 57 - 1. The subject of any investigation in connection with which witnesses are summoned shall be clearly stated before the commencement of any hearings, and the evidence sought to be elicited shall be relevant and germane to the subject as so stated. In cases of special investigations authorized by congressional resolution, the subject of the investigation shall
Page 55 - son, in his book on Congressional Government, says : "It is the proper 'duty of a representative body to look diligently into every affair of Government and to talk much about what it sees. * * The informing function of Congress should be preferred even to its legislative function." This type of investigation, as well as most other types, may so often be said to have as its purpose an
Page 52 - 8. Every witness shall have an opportunity, at the conclusion of the examination by the committee, to supplement the testimony which he has given, by making a written or oral statement, which shall be made part of the record ; but such testimony shall be confined to matters with regard to which he has previously been examined.
Page 49 - effective is in a situation as described in section 2, which states : Any person who believes that testimony or other evidence given in a public hearing before any committee tends to defame him or otherwise adversely affect his reputation may file with the committee a sworn statement concerning such testimony, which shall be made a part of the
Page 49 - public hearing before any committee tends to defame him or otherwise adversely affect his reputation may file with the committee a sworn statement concerning such testimony, which shall be made a part of the
Page 53 - To appear personally before the committee and testify in his own behalf. (c) To have the committee secure the appearance of witnesses whose testimony adversely affected him, and to cross-examine such witnesses, either personally or by counsel ; but such cross-examination shall be limited to 1 hour as to any one witness unless the committee votes to lengthen the period.
Page 57 - To have the committee secure the appearance of witnesses whose testimony .adversely affected him, and to cross-examine such witnesses, either personally •or by counsel ; but such cross-examination shall be limited to 1 hour as to any •one witness unless the committee votes to lengthen the
Page 116 - true Americanism ; to combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions ; to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all men.
Page 52 - The subject of any investigation in connection with which witnesses are summoned shall be clearly stated before the commencement of any hearings, and the evidence sought to be elicited shall be relevant

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