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Explore the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov

We are excited to start adding the volumes of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) (also referred to as the “Bound Congressional Record”) to Congress.gov. If you’re not familiar with the Congressional Record, it is a record of the debate and proceedings that occur on the floor of Congress. It is published in two different ways. The […]

Einstein’s Fateful Letter

Between July 18 and August 15, 1939, one of the most consequential letters in modern history was drafted by Albert Einstein and the Hungarian-born physicist Leo Szilard. The letter, which was eventually delivered to President Franklin Roosevelt,led to the Manhattan Project and the development of the first two atomic weapons. Szilard and two other Hungarian-born physicists, […]

On the Shelf – COVID-19

This is a guest post by Francisco Macías, head of the Iberia/Rio Office Section in the African, Latin American, and Western European Division (ALAWE) of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. Francisco was formerly a senior legal information analyst in the Law Library of Congress.  Hello! I wish everyone safety and good health during this […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – August 2020

Over the past few months we have announced upcoming webinars in individual blog posts. We are switching things up a little and announcing all U.S. law webinars in one blog post for the month of August. We will continue notifying you about individual foreign law webinars, such as the upcoming presentation on global regulation of […]

Join Us on August 27 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Hot Topics in Global AI Regulation”

This post was co-authored by Jenny Gesley and Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialists. Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in our everyday life, from speech recognition to medical diagnostics. It should therefore be no surprise that, in several countries, AI has started to play a role in the relationship between governments and their citizens. […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Abby Weiss, Legislative Data Specialist

Today’s interview is with Abby Weiss.  Abby is a legislative data specialist in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I began as an intern in what was previously the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing, and is now Legislative Information Services, in the Legislative Analysis and Information Section – in CRS. This […]