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Congressional Help: Topic Pages

About Topic Pages

Topic Pages are created by our editorial team, and provide an overview and contextual information about a topic.  You can view relevant background reports, hearings representing viewpoints on that topic, news articles, bills, laws, and more.  A description of featured events and relevant source documents are also provided.


Read a high level overview of a topic, with links to relevant documents used in preparing the overview.

Background Reports

Important background reports, such as CRS Reports and GAO Reports are available, and provide analysis, research, and background information.



Find perspectives and views on the topic documented in the oral and written testimony from witnesses during a Congressional Hearing, or from other sources.

In the News

Read a featured news article pertaining to that topic.  Click View More to search for additional news articles.


Useful Information

See laws and other related legislation, agreements, predecessor/successor programs and the administering agency.  Information will vary for each topic, but may include any of the above, or more.


Find More Sources

If you would like to find even more information about this topic, click on the link to run a search against your ProQuest Congressional content.  Note that news articles are not included in this search, but are available from the "View more" under "In the News".

Featured Events

Read a summary of selected events pertaining to this topic or policy.  To learn more about that event, click on the Further Reading option below it.