Last month, Robert and Margaret each shared information about the committee transcripts added to Congress.gov in the first and second set of enhancements respectively. Since Margaret’s post, we have added transcripts for the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses bringing the total up to ten Congresses for this new collection.
With this month’s release, we have added a VIDEO icon to search results for committee meetings that include a video. The Share/Save toolbar also has an updated, streamlined look. This is a quick way for you subscribe to various Congress.gov email alerts, share information to Facebook or Twitter, or provide us with feedback on the website.
The ReadSpeaker Listen button is now included for the new collections added to the site, committee prints (example), and committee transcripts (example). Just click “Listen to this page” to hear the text. This feature is also available for the summary and text of legislation, the Congressional Record Daily Digest, Committee Reports, and on Help pages.
The behind-the-scenes work that took place this development cycle included preparing our Help Section to be searchable. This was first shared during the Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum that you can now watch.
New Enhancements for October
For this release the enhancements include:
Enhancement – Committee Materials – ReadSpeaker
- Download an audio file to listen to the text of a committee print or a committee hearing transcript at your convenience.
Enhancement – Committee Meetings – Search Results
- Committee meeting search results display a video icon for House meetings with available video.
Enhancement – Share/Save Toolbar – New Look
- The toolbar that allows you to subscribe to various Congress.gov email alerts, share to Facebook or Twitter, or provide us with feedback on the website has a streamlined new look.
Enhancement – House Communications – Search Form
- House Communications search form displays historical committee names in the selection list when previous Congresses are selected.
Enhancement – Committee Meetings – Subcommittee Filter
Learn how to perform more complex searches with the Search Tools Page on #Congressdotgov. https://www.congress.gov/help/search-tools-overview/
All of the following items are from the current Congress. To see the Most-Viewed Bills over time, visit our Browse page.
|Number in list||Bill number||Bill title|
|1.||H.R.6800||The Heroes Act|
|2.||H.R.8337||Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act|
|4.||H.Res.1154||Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes.|
|6.||S.311||Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act|
|7.||H.R.7120||George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020|
|8.||H.R.8491||To designate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a transnational organized crime group.|
|9.||H.Res.109||Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.|
|10.||H.R.925||The HEROES Act|
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