May saw a number of enhancements for Congress.gov. Earlier in the month, Andrew told us about a new global search bar, the addition of committee prints and the translation of the Overview of the Legislative Process into Spanish. Later in the month, Robert brought us news of the redesigned Congressional Record header. This month sees the addition of district maps to the congressional member pages for representatives.
Each member of the House of Representatives represents a congressional district within their state. With this month’s enhancement, when you select a member profile page from either the Congress.gov homepage or the Members page, the district map will be included as part of the member’s overview. The map appears as a thumbnail, but it can be enlarged by clicking on the option “View Full Map,” which appears below the thumbnail.
As senators of a state represent the entire state, we did not add maps to their member profile pages.