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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top – October of 2023

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In September, Andrew Reiter shared the announcement that the Congress.gov API is now out of its beta development phase and has several new enhancements and endpoints.

With this release, we are continuing our efforts to migrate historical legislative data from our legacy site, Century of Lawmaking, to Congress.gov. We are excited to announce that the Journals of Congress (1789-1817) are now available on Congress.gov. Look in the Congressional Activity section on the Browse page for links to historical House (1789-1817), Senate (1789-1817), and Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875) PDFs. In addition, The Daily and Weekly Committee Schedule Pages now display the total number of committee hearings at the top of the page.

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The Journals of Congress (1789-1817) are now available on Congress.gov.

Enhancements 

The latest Congress.gov enhancements include:

New – Journals of Congress – Browse

  • Look in the Congressional Activity section on the Browse page for links to historical House (1789-1817), Senate (1789-1817), and Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875) PDFs.

Enhancement – Committee Schedule

  • Daily and Weekly Committee Schedule pages display the total number of committee hearings at the top of the page.
  • Use the Related Items filter to display only meetings on legislation, nominations, or treaties.

Congress.gov Tip

You can receive an email whenever a member’s remarks are printed in the Daily Edition of the Congressional Record. Just go to a member profile page, click “Get Alerts,” and check “Member Remarks in the Congressional Record.”

Most-Viewed Bills

The most-viewed bills for the week of September 24, 2023 are as follows:

1. H.R.2670 [118th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
2. S.596 [117th] Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
3. S.1323 [118th] SAFE Banking Act of 2023
4. H.R.82 [118th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2023
5. H.R.2617 [117th] Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
6. H.R.5376 [117th] Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
7. S.1409 [118th] Kids Online Safety Act
8. H.R.4366 [118th] Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
9. S.24 [116th] Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019
10. S.1111 [118th] ADVANCE Act of 2023

 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the committee meeting list counts!

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