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In the last release, Andrew shared that we added a video icon to search results for committee meetings that include a video, the Share/Save toolbar was updated, and a button was added to committee prints and committee transcripts pages to read the text from those collections to you.

In this release, we are excited to bring you the new Help Center. The Help pages on are now searchable.

You can search the Help Center on
You can search the Help Center on

Once you select an article from the Help Center, you will see that the articles contain a navigation box on the left-hand side of the article that allows you to continue to browse the Help Center.

The left-hand side navigation box in the Help Center.
The left-hand side navigation box in the Help Center.

The final enhancement in this release is the addition of the Bound Congressional Record for the 94th – 97th Congresses (1975-1982).


Enhancement – Help Center – Search

Enhancement – Help Center – Navigation

  • Help pages include navigation links on the left so you can move quickly to related resources.

Enhancement – Senate Executive Communications – Links

Enhancement – Bound Congressional Record

Enhancement – Alerts – Updated List

  • Inactive bill and nominations alerts from back Congresses are no longer visible on your Alerts list.
  • Bill and nomination alerts from the current Congress and the immediate prior Congress are still visible.
  • No change to your list of Saved Search, Congressional Record or Committee Schedule alerts.

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Most-Viewed Bills
These are the most-viewed bills for the week of November 1, 2020.

1. H.R.8337 [116th] Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act
2. H.R.1 [115th] An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
3. S.3548 [116th] CARES Act
4. S.534 [115th] Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017
5. H.R.748 [116th] CARES Act
6. H.R.6201 [116th] Families First Coronavirus Response Act
7. S.3548 [116th] CARES Act
8. H.Res.109 [116th] Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
9. H.R.6800 [116th] The Heroes Act
10. H.R.3355 [103rd] Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

Comments (2)

  1. How do you navigate to the Bound Congressional record from the homepage?

    • Hello. We are working on improving access to the Bound CR. In the meantime:
      1. You can use the date picker under the text, “Find an issue of the Record…”
      2. You can also use the drop down in the global search box, select “Congressional Record,” and perform a search.
      3. You can also select “Congressional Record” in the query builder search.

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