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Additional Hearing Transcripts on Congress.gov and Other September Enhancements: New, Tip, and Top

In our first post about enhancements to Congress.gov this month, Robert wrote about the new committee hearing transcripts being added to Congress.gov. In our second release for this month, we are adding hearing transcripts for five additional Congresses: 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses.

You will now also be able to access links to hearings from the All Actions tab on Legislation.

In addition, we are excited to be adding the ReadSpeaker function to the Congressional Record Daily Digest for users. You will be able to listen to the Daily Digest back to the 104th Congress. You can download this audio file as well and save it for listening at your convenience.

Enhancements

Enhancement – Congressional Record – ReadSpeaker

  • Download an audio file to listen to the Congressional Record Daily Digest at your convenience.

Enhancement – Legislation – Links to Hearings

  • Links to printed hearing transcripts are available from the All Actions tab on Legislation.

Enhancement – Legislation – Search Results

  • Sort order for search results from the Legislation homepage search form defaults to Date of Introduction – Newest to Oldest.
  • Use the Sort by dropdown to change the sort order.

Enhancement – Committee Meetings – Search

Enhancement – Congressional Record  – Links

Congressional Record references to Senate executive communications link to the communications.

Search Tip

September 30 marks the end of the government’s fiscal year. You can access the Appropriation Status Table from the Congress.gov homepage for information on a current year’s funding as well as links to congressional committee reports on the bills and House and Senate votes. The table also includes historic data back to Fiscal Year 1999.

Most-Viewed Bills

These are the most-viewed bills for the week of September 21, 2020. All of these bills are from the 116th Congress.

1. H.R.6800   The Heroes Act
2. H.R.748   CARES Act
3. H.R.2574  Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019
4. H.Res.908   Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19
5. S.3571   Banking for All Act
6. S.3548   CARES Act
7. H.R.6666  COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
8. S.2227  MORE Act of 2019
9. H.R.3884   Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
10. H.R.2694   Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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