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New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov

Last year’s most viewed new post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov.  The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a Member of Congress is sponsoring and cosponsoring, and when the next issue of the Congressional Record is available.

Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov.thomas-retire-promo

  1. Most-Viewed Bills (email | RSS)
  2. Search Tips (email | RSS)
  3. Bills Presented to the President (email | RSS)
  4. On the House Floor Today (email | RSS)
  5. On the Senate Floor Today (email | RSS)
  6. In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (email | RSS)
RSS and Email Alerts

RSS and Email Alerts

The “Most-Viewed Bills” is a popular feature on the Congress.gov homepage. It’s a quick way to see the legislation people are viewing in a given week. Congress.gov is a large and growing system. With new releases issued roughly every quarter, subscribing to our “Search Tips” feed will help keep you up to date with new ways to search the system. What is Congress sending the president? Sign up for “Bills Presented to the President” to see what crosses the desk in the Oval Office. Find out what the House and Senate are discussing with the “On the House Floor Today” and “On the Senate Floor Today” alerts.

Hopefully, you are already subscribed to In Custodia Legis. Twice recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs by the ABA Journal, the Law Library of Congress publishes something new to In Custodia Legis on most business days.

This is one more step in our goal to retire THOMAS on July 5! Stay tuned as we expand the ways to stay connected with Congress through Congress.gov.

The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy

In anticipation of the Library’s upcoming program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” – a conference held in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland to […]

National Archives – Pic of the Week

The National Archives is just a short walk down Capitol Hill and across the National Mall from the Library of Congress.  Currently, if you live in Washington, D.C. or are visiting, there is a very interesting exhibit titled Amending America. Each time I visit the National Archives I learn more about the great institution and new projects they […]

Law Library Hosts ABA President Paulette Brown for Law Day

When she entered the courtroom as a young attorney, Paulette Brown said, people often presumed she was the defendant, the court reporter, or even a juror. “I was anybody but the lawyer,” said Brown, now the president of the American Bar Association (ABA), in describing the obstacles she has faced practicing in the legal profession […]

FALQs: Legal Framework for Fighting Corruption in Brazil (Part II)

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist from Brazil who covers Portuguese-speaking countries at the Law Library of Congress. Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and the law, a Law Library report on citizenship pathways and border protection, highlights of the Law Library’s collection […]

FALQs: Legal Framework for Fighting Corruption in Brazil (Part I)

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist from Brazil who covers Portuguese-speaking countries at the Law Library of Congress. Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and the law, a Law Library report on citizenship pathways and border protection, highlights of the Law Library’s collection […]

Jewish American Heritage Month Display

Each year Congress designates May as Jewish American Heritage Month, “honoring the contributions of Jewish Americans to the United States of America.” The Law Library’s website has a page dedicated to the history of this observance. So this year, the Collection Services Division has put together a display of items from our collection that showcases […]