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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for November of 2020

In the last release, Andrew shared that we added a video icon to search results for committee meetings that include a video, the Congress.gov 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 Congress.gov Help Center. The Help pages on Congress.gov are now searchable.

You can search the Help Center on Congress.gov.

You can search the Help Center on Congress.gov.

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 Congress.gov Help Center.

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

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

Enhancements

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.

Search Tip
Explore the latest updates to the Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov.

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

2 Comments

  1. Kasia Cristobal
    November 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

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

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