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What is Congress Sending the President?

Want to know what Congress just passed and sent down Pennsylvania Avenue? You can keep track through  THOMAS.  There is a Bills Presented to the President RSS feed and email alert.  It lists bills that have passed both the House of Representatives and Senate and have been sent to the White House for the President’s […]

Get Your Hot, Fresh Federal Register 2.0!

On the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Register Act (July 26, 2010), Federal Register 2.0 (FR 2.0) was launched. The site is jointly administered by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). A huge change in format […]

We’re a Week Old!

It was an exciting first week for our new blog, In Custodia Legis! I want to thank everyone for stopping by and visiting us. I’d also like to thank the following blogs that took the time to highlight our arrival: Resource Shelf Et Seq. (Harvard Law School Library Blog) LexisNexis Government Info Pro Blog WisBlawg […]

Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman in the Law Library

Collection Services was fortunate enough to get four summer interns as part of the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program.  For the Law Library, this meant dedicating ten weeks to processing two donated collections: books from the State Department and legal gazettes formerly housed in the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library.  While both projects were […]

Top Weekly Bills in THOMAS

Since the January enhancements to THOMAS, I’ve been looking at the statistics on user searches and creating a list of the most searched legislation.   Health care legislation has dominated the list since then, jumping around but always somewhere within the top ten. The current top ten includes: H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]