The CSPI team tracks Congressional activity by monitoring House and Senate Committee schedules. When key hearings on scientific issues are announced, the team solicits the CSPI community for questions and ideas that Members of Congress could raise during the hearings.
Experts send in their feedback and insights in advance of the hearings, and this information is thoroughly researched and sourced, formatted into hearing questions, and posted on our publicly-available hearing resource webpages.
The CSPI team then provides these resource pages, including suggested hearing questions, to the relevant Congressional staff in the Committee Members’ offices. Members often raise our experts’ questions, in one form or another, during Congressional hearings, and our resources help promote a rich discussion of the most pressing scientific issues, and the development of more sound public policy.