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Tops in THOMAS for the First Three Months of the 112th Congress

I seem to really love lists.  I look through lists of stats daily for a variety of our websites (THOMAS, Law Library of Congress, and In Custodia Legis).  A lot of people viewed the recent post Top Law Library of Congress Web Pages where I stepped back and showed our most popular Law Library pages over the last year.

In THOMAS, there is  already the THOMAS: Top Ten Bills that provides a list of the top ten legislative items searched, compiled from weekly usage statistics available by RSS and email.  But that only provides a one week snapshot.

I thought it might be nice to look at what has been trending since the 112th Congress started in January through the end of March.  There are still several items from the 111th Congress that make the list.

  1. H.R. 1 [112th]: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011Latest Major Action: Passed House, returned to the Senate Calendar
  2. H.R. 3590 [111th]: Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActLatest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-148 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  3. H.R. 2 [112th]: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law ActLatest Major Action: Passed House, read twice in the Senate
  4. H.R. 3082 [111th]: Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-322 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  5. H.R. 4853 [111th]:  Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-312 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  6. H.R. 3 [112th]: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion ActLatest Major Action: 4/7/2011 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 28
  7. H.R. 4173 [111th]: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ActLatest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-203 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  8. H.R. 3200 [111th]: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009Latest Major Action: 10/14/2009 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 168 (note: H.R. 3590 became the primary health care bill during the 111th Congress, and this bill died when the 111th Congress ended)
  9. H.R. 1 [111th]: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-5 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  10. H.R. 514 [112th]: FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-3 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  11. H.R. 6523 [111th]: Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-383 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  12. H.R. 4872 [111th]: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-152 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  13. S. 1435 [111th]: Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act of 2009Latest Major Action: 7/9/2009 Referred to Senate committee (note: died when the 111th Congress ended)
  14. H.R. 2751 [111th]: FDA Food Safety Modernization ActLatest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-353 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  15. H.R. 25 [112th]: Fair Tax Act of 2011Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means
  16. H.R. 4 [112th]: Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011Latest Major Action: 4/6/2011 Presented to President
  17. H.R. 3081 [111th]: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-242 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  18. H.R. 662 [112th]: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-5 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  19. H.R. 3962 [111th]: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-192 [GPO: Text, PDF]
  20. H.R. 658 [112th]: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ActLatest Major Action: passed the House and Senate, now resolving differences

Eight of the top twenty are from the 112th Congress, several of the twenty relate to health care, and most have become public laws.

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