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Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for June 2019

Earlier this month, Margaret shared the news that Congress.gov now has enhanced navigation for member profile pages.

With this month’s release, the display for errata associated with committee reports has been enhanced. The Congress.gov glossary defines errata as “lists of errors in congressional publications. The corrections are printed on sheets, or pages. The errata sheets are usually tipped into the original document.” When a user performs a search that includes a committee report for which errata has been issued, the list of results will display the errata as a link associated with the report. After the user arrives on the committee report detail page, the errata is available on a tab next to the text of the report.

A list of results displaying errata associated with a committee report on Congress.gov.

A list of results displaying errata associated with a committee report on Congress.gov.

A committee report detail page displaying errata on a separate tab in Congress.gov.

A committee report detail page displaying errata on a separate tab in Congress.gov.

Enhancements for June 2019

Enhancement – Committee Reports – Search Results

  • Committee Report search results display a link to errata for any report for which one has been issued.

Search Tip

Adrienne brings us the latest Congress.gov Search Tip:

Find details of upcoming committee meetings on the Congress.gov homepage. Learn more.

Most-Viewed Bills

Below are the most-viewed bills on Congress.gov for the week of June 9, 2019.

1. H.R.6 [116th] American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
2. H.R.1044 [116th] Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
3. H.R.5 [116th] Equality Act
4. H.R.2157 [116th] Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019
5. H.R.5428 [116th] Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act
6. H.R.38 [116th] Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019
7. S.386 [116th] Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
8. H.R.1994 [116th] Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019
9. H.R.1 [116th] For the People Act of 2019
10. H.R.2820 [116th] Dream Act of 2019

Please share any comments below or submit your feedback on Congress.gov.

The American Battle Monuments Commission and the Commemoration of America’s D-Day Fallen

Today is the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces during World War II, usually referred to as D-Day.  The amphibious and airborne invasions secured a beachhead in northwestern France, which allowed for the rapid build up of forces needed to secure France’s liberation. The invasion was part of an overall strategic plan, Operation Overlord, […]

Introducing Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Opinions and Judgments

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  The Law Library of Congress is proud to share the first of six subsections that comprise our Spanish Legal Documents collection (also known as the “Hispanic Legal Documents” collection, and often discussed […]

Constitution Day and Election Day in Denmark

On this day 170 years ago, the Danish King Frederik VII signed the Danish Constitution of 1849, creating a constitutional monarchy. Thus, today marks Grundlovsdagen (Constitution Day). Although a national and bank holiday, the day is not such a grand affair as Constitution Day of Norway. This year may be different, though, as Denmark holds its […]

The Centennial Celebration of Woman’s Suffrage Begins

The following is a guest post by Colleen Shogan, the Assistant Deputy Librarian of Collections and Services at the Library of Congress. She is also the Library’s designee on the Woman’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. The Library of Congress opens its newest exhibition, Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This […]

A Follow-up Interview with Elin Hofverberg, Foreign Law Specialist

Our interview series on In Custodia Legis started almost nine years ago with an interview of the then-Law Librarian of Congress, Roberta Shaffer.  We are now approaching 300 interviews.  Today’s interview with Elin marks a first: it is the first time we have completed a follow-up interview.  Elin was originally interviewed in 2011 when she […]

On This Day: Everglades National Park Established

Eighty-five years ago today, on May 30, 1934, Congress established Everglades National Park. The park is one of the most unique national parks in the country. It is 1.5 million acres of what is commonly referred to as “swampland,” but actually contains at least eight different ecosystems, including freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, hardwood hammocks, pinelands, […]