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Hi Kelly! The holdings of the Center for Legislative Archives are made available according to the access policies set by the creator of the records.
The Senate access policy, Senate Resolution 474 (96th Congress), opens most Senate records when they are 20 years old. However there are a few exceptions, including unpublished records of executive nominations. Senate nomination records are closed for 50 years. Consequently, if we have a nomination file for Mr. Pickering from 1989, it remains closed until 2039.
Sometimes transcripts of nomination hearings will be published, in which case they're available, but unfortunately it doesn't look like that's the case for this hearing.
And for future reference, access to House records are governed by House Rule VII. Most House records are open when they are 30 years old. 50-year records are those with personal privacy, information closed by statute and records of executive session.
Great, thanks much!