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  1. Paul Baker
    February 6, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Is there any way to get more specificity on the legislation alerts? Could I request to be notified when a bill is ordered to be reported or reported, without receiving updates for amendments?

    Also, is there any way to get these updates real time, as opposed to once a day?

    Ideally, we would like to be able to subscribe to a particular bill and be notified real time if it has been “approved for full committee action” (marked up out of subcommittee), ordered to be reported by full committee, placed on the calendar, report published, passed one chamber (and the recorded vote count if available), passed a second chamber in different form, or cleared/enrolled.

  2. Chris
    February 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Great update to the new website. Useful considering most of the very expensive paid tracking services actually collect their information from Congress.gov.

    I am sure additions will continue to be made with time, but one enhancement to this latest release would be great. Instead of just providing a general link when new actions are taken on a tracked bill, how about actually putting that information in the alert email? For example, when new cosponsors are added you currently just provide a link back to the website. For many on smartphones this is a delayed extra few steps. Maybe just list the 4 or 5 or however many new cosponsors by name in the email. It is a pretty easy add.

  3. mark Shatto
    February 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you for the access to “Transparancy”. On my way to opening an account!

  4. Kelly
    February 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Will you be rolling out alerts based on keywords? Would like to be able to track legislation in current congress with just for a particular word or phrase. Thank you

  5. Everett Wagner
    March 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    thank you

  6. Sorin Vizante
    March 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you!

  7. Kelly
    April 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm


    Just wondering if the search algorithms/tips provided always work? I’m trying to get a particular word in my searches of current legislation only, and instead I am getting all kinds of variations on the word (same root) in my results list, even though I did not use a wildcard – why am I getting variations on my word and not just the single word itself in the search results? Thanks

  8. Thomas Lenhard
    May 14, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Great update.Thanks.

  9. Aly
    July 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Support Kelly’s idea above. Great one. “Will you be rolling out alerts based on keywords? Would like to be able to track legislation in current congress with just for a particular word or phrase.”

  10. S. Marcus
    September 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Do you have an email alert that will tell you when a Member (Senator or Representative) changes, and in which state/district? For instance, when someone resigns, when a vacancy is filled, etc.

    Having an automated alert would save us from doing a manual comparison of both lists each month. Thank you.

  11. Andrew Weber
    September 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    We do not have an alert for when a Member changes. We continue to work to enhance the alerts on Congress.gov. Thank you for sharing this suggestion.

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