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Congress.gov May 2021 New, Tip and Top

Last month, Robert publicized the addition of historic materials to Congress.gov, including the bound Congressional Record going back to 1951 and the Statutes at Large back to 1973. This month, we are very happy to be introducing a citation tool for Congress.gov users. Over the years, many of our patrons have asked for citation information and with this new functionality, users will be able to cite any page in Congress.gov, employing one of several different recognized citation formats.

Users can access the link to the citation tool at the top of the page, just below the search box:

Link to citation tool under the search box.

This tool makes it easy to copy and paste a citation in one of the four standard citation formats, including Bluebook, APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and CMOS (Chicago Manual of Style).

Citation formats for Congress.gov pages.

Enhancements

Enhancement – Members – Contact Info

  • “Find your member” search results include each member’s address and phone number.

Enhancement – Committee Meetings – Sort Options

Committee meeting search results can be sorted by hearing numbers in addition to meeting date and relevancy for keyword searches.

Search Tip

Explore the nine videos which explain the legislative process in the U.S. Congress. A transcript is also provided for each video along with a diagram of the process.

Most-Viewed Bills

These are the most-viewed bills for the week of April 25, 2021.

1. H.R.7120 [116th] George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020
2. H.R.1319 [117th] American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
3. S.937 [117th] COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
4. H.R.51 [117th] Washington, D.C. Admission Act
5. H.R.1 [117th] For the People Act of 2021
6. H.R.1280 [117th] George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021
7. S.Amdt.1456 [117th] S.Amdt.1456 to S.Amdt.1445
8. H.R.127 [117th] Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act
9. H.R.5 [117th] Equality Act
10. H.R.6721 [116th] COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

 

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