Top of page Tip, Top, and New for November 2017, Part 2

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This is the second update to in November.  If you missed part one, take a minute to read it to see what else we have worked on this month.

Search Tip

Adrienne recently featured this search tip on the Congressional Record:

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New Enhancements for November 2017

A variety of fixes and search upgrades (moving to the latest version of Solr) were made during this sprint.  The Advanced Search Legislation page was updated during the release, the default sort for House Communications for a blank search was switched to be newest to oldest, and a developer researched ways to enhance our email alerts.

Here are the additional items listed on the enhancement page for November on

House Communications 

  • More visually prominent committee referral data

House Committee Reports

  • Displays calendar numbers in report headers

Top 10

Take a look at this week’s Most-Viewed Bills, which you can subscribe to and receive each week via RSS or email.  Here is the list for the week of November 19, 2017:

1. H.R.1 [115th] Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
2. H.R.2810 [115th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
3. H.R.170 [115th] Protect and Grow American Jobs Act
4. H.R.392 [115th] Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017
5. H.R.38 [115th] Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
6. H.R.4174 [115th] Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017
7. S.1615 [115th] Dream Act of 2017
8. S.2095 [115th] Assault Weapons Ban of 2017
9. H.R.367 [115th] Hearing Protection Act of 2017
10. S.1804 [115th] Medicare for All Act of 2017

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