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New First Congress Browse Page on with the Annals of Congress New, Tip, and Top – August 2023 – Browse back to the First Congress

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In July, Robert shared news about the new treaty document email alerts. He also shared that we added Browse pages back to the 43rd Congress that included the Bound Congressional Record. We have done a lot of work over the recent months to add historical material and make it more accessible. With this release there are two big updates. We now have Browse pages going back to the first Congress. Additionally, on the Debates of Congress section from the 1st through 18th Congresses, you can now access PDFs of the Annals of Congress. We are continuing to migrate the debates from Century of Lawmaking to and this is another step toward that goal.


The August enhancements include:

Enhancement – Browse – Historical Congresses

  • You can navigate to browse pages for available Congresses starting with the 1st Congress.
  • Open the Debates of Congress accordion to link to Annals of Congress PDFs from the 1st through 18th

Enhancement – Committee Meetings – Schedule Alerts Tip

It is just a few quick steps to add a icon to your phone. When on the website homepage, click share at the bottom of the screen. Then select “Add to Home Screen.” Finally, select “Add.” We did a post on this a few years ago that now has some dated screen shots.

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Most-Viewed Bills

The most-viewed bills for the week of July 30, 2023 are as follows:

1. S.1409 [118th] Kids Online Safety Act
2. S.3663 [117th] Kids Online Safety Act
3. S.2226 [118th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
4. 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.
5. H.R.2670 [118th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
6. H.Res.503 [118th] Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
7. S.Amdt.797 [118th] S.Amdt.797 to S.2226
8. S.596 [117th] Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
9. H.R.2617 [117th] Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
10. H.R.82 [118th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2023


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