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National American Indian Heritage Month

We often blog about various commemorative events, and I wanted to draw attention to November as National American Indian Heritage Month.  This began as a commemorative week in 1986 when Congress passed Pub.L. 99-471 designating November 23-30 as American Indian Week.  As directed by Congress in this law, President Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 5577 in which […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Andy Mendelson, Head of the Legislative Analysis and Information Section

The following is a guest post by Kimberly Ferguson, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management in the Library of Congress.  Kimberly previous blogged about “Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” Repository for In Custodia Legis. This week’s interview is with Andy Mendelson, a manager of legislative information at the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Andy’s contributions to Congress.gov […]

Pecos National Historical Park – Pic of the Week

During my recent trip to New Mexico, I visited the Pecos National Historical Park.  This park encompasses the remains of two Indian pueblos as well as a Civil War battlefield.  The Pecos National Historical Park and Glorieta Unit of the National Historical Park were established by Pub. L. 101-313, Title II (1990).  The park is 25 […]

Welcome to Our New Front Door: A Revamped Homepage

David is enthusiastic about our redesigned homepage for the Law Library of Congress (see how I stuck a link to it in already?).  He provided a little background: As part of the Law Library of Congress’s Law.gov project the Law Library began reviewing its web presence. In June of this year, we launched an updated look with features to make the website […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Valerie Heitshusen, Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

The following is a guest post by Kimberly Ferguson, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management in the Library of Congress.  Kimberly previously blogged about “Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” Repository for In Custodia Legis. This week’s interview is with Val Heitshusen, a legislative process expert and educator in the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Val’s contributions to […]

Research on Bioethics-Related Laws of Various Countries

Cloning, genetic modification, stem cell research, IVF.  I’m sure that you have seen or heard these terms before in the media, which frequently reports on new treatments for various diseases and conditions, women having babies through surrogates (or multiple babies as a result of fertility treatments), and changes to how our food is produced.  You […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Rohit Gupta, Systems Architect

This week’s interview is with Rohit Gupta, a Systems Architect within the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Web Services.  Rohit joins Meg, Rich, and Barry in our series of Congress.gov interviews designed to highlight the people who have contributed to the new system. Describe your background. I grew up in Bombay, India and moved to the […]