Does Congress in the US have the authority to mandate individuals/organizations to attend congressional hearings? I gather usually voluntary, but are the exceptions where it is required?

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Yes. Congress has the power to issue subpoenas, and refusal is a crime. They are mandatory by default, and not appearing is only acceptable in special cases.

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