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New Committee Email Alerts on Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top for February 2021

In the January release, the Congress.gov team brought you an enhancement to speed the loading of large bill texts as plain-text and new fields to search for amendments.

This month, we are bringing you alerts for committee profile pages.

A screenshot showing where to select to receive committee alerts on Congress.gov.

Alerts are now available from Committee Profile pages on Congress.gov.

After you click “Get alerts” on a committee profile page, you can choose to customize your committee profile page alerts with several options. For example, if you only wanted to receive an alert when a new report is added to Congress.gov for this committee, you could just check “committee reports” and leave everything else unchecked.

A screenshot showing how you can customize your alerts on Committee Profile Pages on Congress.gov.

You can customize your alerts on Committee Profile Pages on Congress.gov.


New – Committee Alerts

  • Login to your account to subscribe to a committee alert from any committee profile page.
  • Receive an email whenever a measure or communication is referred to the committee and when the committee holds a hearing or publishes a report or print. Senate committee alerts also are sent when a nomination is referred to the committee.
  • Choose which committee activity to be notified about from the alert confirmation window.
  • Manage your committee alerts from your account page.

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Do you need help using Congress.gov? Try the Congress.gov Help Center, which is now searchable. You can also contact us through Ask-a-Librarian.

Most-Viewed Bills
These are the most-viewed bills for the week of January 31, 2021:

1. H.R.127 [117th] To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
2. H.R.5717 [116th] Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020
3. H.R.1 [117th] For the People Act of 2021
4. H.R.1 [116th] For the People Act of 2019
5. H.R.133 [116th] Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
6. H.Res.57 [117th] Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
7. H.R.350 [117th] To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.
8. H.R.6395 [116th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
9. H.Res.24 [117th] Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
10. H.R.748 [116th] CARES Act

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