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Congress.gov July 2022 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

In early July, Andrew wrote about feedback driven improvements that have been added to Congress.gov, such as adding the ability to browse committee hearing transcripts.

In this release, the Congress.gov team continues the work of improving the accessibility of Congress.gov. Now, when you access a Congressional Record Daily Edition article, you can click “listen to this page” to have the article read aloud to you. This feature was formerly only available for the Congressional Record’s Daily Digest.

For example, I located this article from July 19th, 1999, where Rep. Lampson, from Texas, honored the first female pilot of a space shuttle, Eileen Collins. I clicked on “Listen to this page,” and the article was read to me.

This image shows how you can click to listen to a Congressional Record Daily Edition article on Congress.gov.

Now you can listen to a Congressional Record Daily Edition article on Congress.gov.

Enhancements

The following are the second installment of Congress.gov Enhancements for July of 2022.

Enhancement – Congressional Record – ReadSpeaker

Congress.gov Tip

The Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov now provides coverage dating all the way back to 1899. To make the most of this collection, on the results screen of a Congressional Record search, click “show keywords in context” at the top, left-hand side of the screen. The search results will then display a brief snippet of your search terms in context so you can quickly decide whether that result is relevant to you.

Most-Viewed Bills

The following are the most-viewed bills for the week of July 17, 2022.

1. H.R.8297 [117th] Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022
2. H.R.7900 [117th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
3. H.R.8296 [117th] Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022
4. H.R.4350 [117th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
5. H.R.6538 [117th] Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022
6. H.R.3755 [117th] Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021
7. H.R.3967 [117th] Honoring our PACT Act of 2022
8. S.2938 [117th] Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
9. S.3373 [117th] Protecting Our Gold Star Families Education Act
10. S.1605 [117th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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