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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top – June 2023, Part 2

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Robert shared information about the latest Congress.gov release earlier this June. We have been hard at work with a new set of enhancements and behind the scenes improvements. The committee profile alerts have been updated to include the bill sponsor when you are emailed. Now when you download your legislation search results, you can check “Number of Related Bills” to have those included in your spreadsheet. It is also easier to search nominations using the PN numbers search box.

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New Number of Related Bills check box when downloading legislation

Behind the scenes, we have worked with our Senate data partners to modernize how nomination data is sent from them to Congress.gov. We recently completed modernizing how we get treaty documents data from them. We also continue to improve the Congress.gov API with the goal of removing the beta label on it this fall.

Enhancements 

For June, the Congress.gov enhancements include:

Enhancement – Committee Profile – Alerts

Enhancement – Legislation – Download Search Results

  • You can include the number of related bills when downloading legislation search results.

Enhancement – Nominations – Search

  • In the PN numbers search box, you can use a nomination citation that includes the Congress, such as 118PN345.

Congress.gov Tip

For an overview of how to find a bill on Congress.gov, watch this short video.

Most-Viewed Bills

The most-viewed bills for the week of June 18, 2023 are as follows:

1. 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.
2. H.J.Res.44 [118th] Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces’”.
3. H.R.3911 [118th] To provide for adjustment of status of nationals of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
4. H.Res.489 [118th] Censuring and condemning Adam Schiff, Representative of California’s 30th Congressional District.
5. H.R.3746 [118th] Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023
6. H.R.82 [118th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2023
7. S.596 [117th] Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
8. H.R.2617 [117th] Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
9. H.R.277 [118th] REINS Act of 2023
10. H.R.5376 [117th] Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

 

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Comments

  1. Can Congress.gov have an official way to excerpt the Congressional Record?

    Some pages get really long, and the pages don’t always isolate individual standalone speeches.

    C-SPAN has a way to take clips of videos. A text version of that would be useful for being able to take certain lines from the text files.

    Thank you!

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