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Congress.gov September 2021 New, Tip and Top, Part 1

We celebrated the beginning of meteorological fall with our Congress.gov Public Forum on September 2, 2021. The forum opened with a recap by Andrew of the enhancements to Congress.gov since last fall. We will be posting a recording of this forum in the near future.

In the meantime, our release today includes historical content in the form of the Bound Congressional Record, which now goes back to 1919. We are also bringing you new, two-minute tip videos that will help you learn how to find and explore a bill on Congress.gov. In addition, this release adds enhancements to make our new, searchable help center more accessible. Please see the full list of enhancements below.

Congressional Record (bound edition) 1919-1921, 66th Congress

Enhancements

New – Two-Minute Tips – Videos

  • Find a Bill and Explore a Bill videos feature narration and closed captioning to help you learn more about using Congress.gov to locate bills, resolutions and amendments.

Enhancement – Congressional Record – Bound Edition

Enhancement – Congressional Record – PDF File Size

  • Congressional Record search results (expanded view) and section pages display the file size for each PDF to help you understand why a file may be slow to load in your browser.

Enhancement – Legislation – Search

  • Use the cosponsorWithdrawnDateStr: field label to find bills, resolutions and amendments with cosponsors who withdrew on a specific date or within a range of dates.

Enhancement – Help Center – Improved Accessibility

Help Center pages with expand and collapse accordions, such as the Enhancement Timeline and Search Tools, have been redesigned to be more accessible for screen readers.

Search Tip

Refining Search Results with Filters.

Filters are a convenient way to refine your search results by selecting additional search criteria from among those available in your initial result set. A filter represents a particular data field and displays all the values contained in that field.

Most-Viewed Bills

These were the most-viewed bills for the week of August 29, 2021.

1. H.R.4980 [117th] To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and for other purposes.
2. 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.
3. H.R.3684 [117th] Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
4. S.Con.Res.14 [117th] A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031.
5. H.R.1319 [117th] American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
6. H.R.4 [117th] John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
7. H.R.4 [116th] Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
8. H.R.6666 [116th] COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
9. H.R.3648 [117th] EAGLE Act of 2021
10. H.R.1996 [117th] SAFE Banking Act of 2021

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