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Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for May of 2020, Part 2

Earlier this month, Andrew shared the exciting news about several significant new features that had been added to Congress.gov including the new Global Search bar, the addition of Committee Prints, and translation of the Overview of Legislative Process video into Spanish.

The enhancements for this month’s second release include a redesigned Congressional Record header. We have reformatted the header information on the Congressional Record pages so that the header information, including date, Congressional Record volume, and issue number, now appears as one continuous header rather than a series of stacked headers in different fonts and colors. This change has been made in response to user feedback (please feel free to share your feedback through the Congress.gov survey). For those of us who are concerned with citation formats, this new format is particularly useful as it means we can just copy and paste the header.

The redesigned Congressional Record header on Congress.gov.

The redesigned Congressional Record header on Congress.gov.

Enhancement

Enhancement – Congressional Record – Page Redesign

  • Congressional Record pages have a streamlined look so you see more of the text higher on the page.

Search Tip

Get a quick refresher on the legislative process with the legislative process videos on Congress.gov. The Overview of Legislative Process video is also available in Spanish.

Top Ten Most-Viewed Bills

These are the most-viewed bills for the week of May 17, 2020.

1. H.R.6666 [116th] COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
2. H.R.748 [116th] CARES Act
3. H.R.6800 [116th] HEROES Act
4. H.R.5717 [116th] Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020
5. S.737 [116th] Building Blocks of STEM Act
6. H.R.3548 [116th] Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries Act
7. H.R.4979 [116th] Rural STEM Education Act
8. H.R.6172 [115th] Reunite Children With Their Parents Act
9. H.R.6496 [116th] Emergency Money for the People Act
10. H.R.6610 [116th] Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response Act

 

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