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

At the beginning of September, Margaret and Andrew brought us the news that the Congress.gov API is now available, providing users with convenient access to accurate and structured congressional data through a REST API organized in a hierarchical browse format.

In this release, we are adding transcripts to bills and resolutions from the 6th-10th Congresses (1799-1809) so they are searchable. Also in this release, on the advanced legislation search form, when you select, “Choose House Committees” or “Choose Senate Committees,” there is now an option to “Check All” of the committees on those pages.

You can now choose to "check all" committee on House and Senate committee pages linked from the Congress.gov advanced legislation search form.

You can now choose to “check all” committees on House and Senate committee pages linked from the Congress.gov advanced legislation search form.

Enhancements

Enhancement – Legislation – Search Historical Bill Text

  • Bill texts from the 6th – 10th Congress are searchable.

Enhancement – Legislation – Advanced Search

Search Tip

Try the new appropriations bill search that is linked on the Congress.gov homepage under the heading, “Bill Searches and Lists.” This search returns appropriations bills from Fiscal Year (FY)22 and FY23.

Most-Viewed Bills

The following are the most-viewed bills for the week of September 18, 2022.

1. S.4428 [117th] Taiwan Policy Act of 2022
2. H.R.5376 [117th] Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
3. H.R.1808 [117th] Assault Weapons Ban of 2022
4. H.R.8404 [117th] Respect for Marriage Act
5. H.R.82 [117th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2021
6. S.623 [117th] Sunshine Protection Act of 2021
7. S.2992 [117th] American Innovation and Choice Online Act
8. H.R.3684 [117th] Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
9. H.R.3617 [117th] Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act
10. H.R.3173 [117th] Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021

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