Top of page June 2021 New, Tip, and Top

Share this post:

In May, Andrew highlighted the addition of the Statutes at Large from the 82nd – 92nd Congresses (1951-1972) to He also mentioned that these laws did not yet have titles listed in, and that the titles would be added in a future release. With this release, the team has added the titles for this collection. This release also provides a significant enhancement to the Bound Congressional Record, which makes it more discoverable and usable. Thanks to the work of Jennifer González’s amazing Law Library interns, the Daily Digest for the Bound Congressional Record, which summarizes the day’s floor and committee actions by each chamber, is now divided up so the user can access it by day. In addition, the advanced legislation search form now allows the user to perform a date search for when a member sponsored or cosponsored a piece of legislation. The complete list of enhancements, which includes improved discoverability for related bills and executive nominations, as well as accessibility improvements, is set out below.

A screen capture showing advanced legislation search form on, showing the enhanced search features.
The advanced legislation search form now offers the ability to search for when a member sponsored or cosponsored a piece of legislation by date.


Enhancement – Legislation – Advanced Search

  • Use the advanced search form to search for legislation sponsored or cosponsored by a particular member on a specific date or within a range of dates.

Enhancement – Legislation – Statutes at Large

  • Titles display and are searchable for legislation from the 82nd – 92nd Congresses (1951-1972).
  • Bills display a related bills tab where similar legislation has been identified.

Enhancement – Congressional Record – Bound Edition

Search Tip

You can sign up to receive an email each Monday that lists the week’s upcoming committee meetings. Click here and then click “get weekly alerts.”

Most-Viewed Bills

These were the most-viewed bills for the week of June 7, 2021:

1. H.R.1319 [117th] American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
2. H.R.1 [117th] For the People Act of 2021
3. S.1260 [117th] Endless Frontier Act
4. H.R.3648 [117th] To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
5. H.R.5 [117th] Equality Act
6. H.R.6666 [116th] COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
7. H.R.2316 [117th] Fire Fauci Act
8. H.R.3884 [116th] MORE Act of 2020
9. H.R.6 [117th] American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
10. S.937 [117th] COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.