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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for November 2018

Andrew recently brought you an update concerning our work on a unified Congressional Committee Calendar.  So, what’s new for Congress.gov in November?

The latest enhancements include an update to the legislation and committee report search forms. Both forms now display committee selection lists that reflect committee name changes throughout the years. Also, legislation search results for a single Congress now include a subcommittee filter so you can more effectively narrow down your search results.

A subcommittee filter is available for a legislation search within a single Congress on Congress.gov.

A subcommittee filter is available for a legislation search within a single Congress on Congress.gov.

New Enhancements for November 2018

The latest Congress.gov Enhancements include:

Enhancement – Legislation and Committee Report Search Forms – Committee selection lists show all names

  • When you choose all Congresses on the homepage Legislation Search Form or Committee Report Search Form, the committee selection lists show committee name changes throughout the years.
  • Use the link below the box to limit your search to a single action within a specified date range. Words searched must be in the same action on the date or within the date range you selected.

Enhancement – Legislation Search Results – Subcommittee filter

  • Legislation search results for single Congress searches display a subcommittee filter to narrow your results to measures with activity, such as hearings or markups, by a particular subcommittee.

Enhancement – Legislation – Search by State of Sponsor or Cosponsor

Search Tip

A great place to begin your research on the United States Constitution is with the Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov.  The Congressional Research Service summarizes Constitutional provisions and the leading United States Supreme Court decisions that interpret them.

The First Amendment in the Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov.

The First Amendment in the Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov.

Top 10

Below are the Most-Viewed Bills for the week of November 11, 2018.  All are from the current Congress.

1. H.R.5428 Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act
2. H.R.6 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
3. H.R.38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
4. H.R.1 An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
5. H.R.392 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017
6. H.R.5515 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
7. H.R.5087 Assault Weapons Ban of 2018
8. H.R.1242 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act
9. H.R.6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
10. H.R.367 Hearing Protection Act of 2017

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