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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for April 2019

At the end of March, Andrew shared the update that included a new subcommittee filter that is available when you limit your research or results to a single Congress on a committee profile.

This month, we’re adding a “LIVE” icon to the homepage to indicate when a House committee hearing is available for you to watch as it happens.

The new "LIVE" icon indicates when House committee content is available for livestreaming.

The new “LIVE” icon indicates when House committee content is available for livestreaming.

New Enhancements for April 2019

Enhancement – House Committee Hearings Video – Live Indicator

  • You can tell at a glance when a House committee hearing is livestreaming by looking for the LIVE icon next to the Committee Hearings Video link under Current Legislative Activities on the Congress.gov homepage.

Search Tip

Adrienne brings us an advanced Congress.gov search tip.

Wildcard Search Operator

In Congress.gov, the asterisk (*) functions as a wildcard search operator, allowing you to find items that have data in a particular field. Finding bills that have been placed on the House or Senate calendar (i.e., eligible for floor consideration) is a useful application of this feature. Click here to learn more.

Most-Viewed Bills

The Most-Viewed Bills for the week of April 7, 2019 are listed below.  All of the legislation is from the current Congress.

1. H.R.1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
2. H.Res.109 Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
3. H.R.1585 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
4. S.386 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
5. H.R.5 Equality Act
6. H.R.1 For the People Act of 2019
7. H.R.420 Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
8. H.R.7 Paycheck Fairness Act
9. H.R.6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
10. H.R.1297 Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2019

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