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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for September 2019, Part 2

Andrew brought us the last Congress.gov update at the beginning of September. That update included the ability to search the Committee Schedule from the global “All Sources” search option, a new look for the appropriations table, and the addition of Law Library of Congress reports to the homepage.

With this release, we are bringing you more updates to the Congressional Committee Schedule. Legislation pages will now link an associated committee meeting pages from the overview box. In response to user requests, the weekly Committee Schedule now has a compact/expanded view option. Chamber of Origin, House, Senate, and Joint Committee filters are now available to limit results on Committee Schedule pages.

A link from the overview box on a legislation page to a committee meeting.

A link from the overview box on a legislation page to a committee meeting.

Enhancements for September 2019, Part 2

Enhancement – Legislation – Committee Meeting Links

  • Bill detail pages link to associated committee meetings on the Committee Schedule.

Enhancement – Committee Schedule – Display Options

  • Weekly view of the Committee Schedule allows you to toggle between a compact or expanded view.

Enhancement – Committee Schedule – Filters

  • Weekly and daily views of the Committee Schedule have filters to limit meetings by chamber or committee.

Search Tip

If you are researching U.S. constitutional law, you will want to start with the Constitution Annotated, a document written by the Congressional Research Service that summarizes Constitution provisions and the leading United States Supreme Court decisions that interpret them. A new Constitution Annotated site was launched this month that significantly enhances the user experience by making the site easier to search and browse.

The Constitution Annotated.

The Constitution Annotated.

Most-Viewed Bills

Below are the most-viewed bills for the week of September 22, 2019. All are from the 116th Congress.

1. H.R.1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
2. S.386 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
3. H.R.3289 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
4. S.Amdt.939 S.Amdt.939 to H.R.1044
5. H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
6. S.1838 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
7. S.1790 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
8. H.R.2500 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
9. H.R.5 Equality Act
10. H.R.1423 FAIR Act

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