As of today teachers and students–and everyone else–have a new and incomparable place to learn about legislation and the nation’s legislative body: Congress.gov.
This new beta site from the Library of Congress offers tools to quickly and easily discover everything you might want to know about the laws and legislators of the United States.
- Powerful, comprehensive searching
- User-friendly presentation and design, with easy sharing
- In-depth information on legislation
- Profiles of members of Congress, past and present
Congress.gov launched earlier today with a great deal of information on recent legislation, and will continue to add new data and features over the next year and beyond. In 2013 it will replace Thomas.gov, but keep watching until then.
Teachers and students can:
- Explore the legislative process through a series of online videos
- Follow a bill through the process in real time, from its introduction to the day it’s passed into law
- Discover in-depth information on their own members of Congress, from their biographies to their voting records
Take time to explore this new resource and let us know what ideas you have for putting it to use in your classroom.