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Congress.gov November 2022 New, Tip, and Top

As we continue to add historical data to Congress.gov, we updated the Dates of Past Sessions page back to the first session of the first Congress for both the House and Senate on March 4, 1789. There are links from the Congresses for which we have Browse pages.

We also added three new Congresses to our Bound Congressional Record collection adding the 53rd – 55th Congresses (1893-1899). If you’d like to search this early content after you click the link, remember to check the Search Within box before running the search.

Screen shot of the Congress.gov Dates of Past Sessions page

The Dates of Past Sessions page on Congress.gov now goes back to the first Congress

Enhancements

Enhancement – Bound Congressional Record – Additional Congresses

Enhancement – Legislation Text – Search

  • Find law text by searching on a public law citation in the Legislation Numbers box on the Legislation Text search form.

Enhancement – Past Days in Session – Browse

Search Tip

One of my favorite features of Congress.gov is the bill tracker. It helps shows the the legislative status steps at a high level. To see at a glance in previous Congresses where the legislation can no longer progress, the tracker stops with the last step completed. For example, the Became Law option will no longer display if it cannot become law.

Status of Legislation Tracker

Status of Legislation Bill Tracker feature from Congress.gov

 

 

 

Most-Viewed Bills

The following are the most-viewed bills for the week of October 30, 2022.

1. H.R.5376 [117th] Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
2. S.623 [117th] Sunshine Protection Act of 2021
3. H.R.7861 [117th] Plastic Pellet Free Waters Act
4. H.R.1808 [117th] Assault Weapons Ban of 2022
5. H.R.3617 [117th] Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act
6. H.R.82 [117th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2021
7. H.R.3684 [117th] Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
8. H.R.7900 [117th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
9. H.R.9157 [117th] To define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold, and for other purposes.
10. S.4090 [117th] Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022

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