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Introducing Congress.gov!

Today’s post is one that I have been very excited to write for some time now.  My favorite posts involve talking about tweaking, tweeting, revamping, or updating THOMAS.gov.  Today marks the launch of the biggest project that I have been a part of in my professional career.  Today is the launch of Congress.gov, a new […]

Where Can I Find a Congressional Bill?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  Her most recent post was: Using Secondary Legal Resources to Locate Primary Sources. As a Law Library of Congress reference librarian I am often asked this question by our patrons.  THOMAS and the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) website are great sources […]

Happy Birthday, @THOMASdotgov! – Pic of the Week

Birthdays are a great thing to blog about.  We’ve written birthday posts on Shakespeare, THOMAS, a queen, the new year, and, yes, this blog.  It was one year ago today that I blogged about the launching of the @THOMASdotgov Twitter account. Over the year, we have shared over 1,500 tweets about legislation in THOMAS and various […]

February Retrospective

There was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about In Custodia Legis posts. Francisco’s History of the Mexican Constitution was mentioned and linked to in View From Casita Colibrí.  I also noticed that this same posting was tweeted about a couple of times and that it is cited on Wikipedia’s article on the Constitution […]

Watch Senate Floor Video on Senate.gov

Last fall I blogged about where you can watch Congress online.  Now there is another place: the Senate’s website. From that site you can watch the Senate floor proceedings live, search and watch from the archive, and browse the archive by date.  The Advanced Search options include captions, all words, exact phrase, or, not, and a […]

Watch House Committee Hearings on THOMAS

First there was the Congressional Record iPad app, now there is a new home to watch committee hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives:  THOMAS.  2012 has been busy!  Just like with the iPad app, this was an initiative of the House leadership under the guidance of the Committee on House Administration. When I previously posted on […]