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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top – February of 2024

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In January, we announced that the Congressional Globe (1833-1873) and Register of Debates (1824-1837) are available from the Congress.gov Browse Page in PDF format.

With this release, we are excited to announce that we are migrating the historical House and Senate Journals to Congress.gov in PDF format.  The House and Senate Journals are available through the 14th Congress (1815-1817), while the Senate Executive Journals are available through the 43rd Congress (1873-1875). You can access these by visiting the Congress.gov Browse Page, selecting the appropriate Congress in the drop-down menu, and you will see the Journals under the heading, “Congressional Activity.” Finally, in an enhancement that was created due to user feedback, the Congress.gov Feedback Form now allows you to attach an image.

An image showing a browse page for House and Senate Journals from the 2nd Congress on Congress.gov.
Historical Congressional Journals are now available in PDF format on Congress.gov.

Enhancements

Enhancement – Journals of Congress – Browse

  • Look in the Congressional Activity section on the Browse page for links to historical House, Senate, and Senate Executive Journal PDFs.
  • The House and Senate Journals are available through the 14th Congress (1815-1817), while the Senate Executive Journals are available through the 43rd Congress (1873-1875).

Enhancement – Site Feedback Survey

  • You can attach a screenshot or PDF to the Site Feedback survey when you need to illustrate your suggestions for improving the Congress.gov website.

Congress.gov Tip

We removed the beta label from the Congress.gov API back in September. You can keep up with the changes that we have made to the API by clicking here. Many of these changes were inspired by your feedback.

Most-Viewed Bills

Below are the most-viewed bills for the week of January 28, 2024.

1. H.R.7024 [118th] Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024
2. H.R.3832 [118th] Disease X Act of 2023
3. H.R.2 [118th] Secure the Border Act of 2023
4. H.R.2670 [118th] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
5. 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.
6. S.596 [117th] Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
7. H.R.82 [118th] Social Security Fairness Act of 2023
8. H.R.2872 [118th] Further Additional Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024
9. S.1323 [118th] SAFE Banking Act of 2023
10. S.3558 [118th] A bill to prohibit contracting with certain biotechnology providers, and for other purposes.

 

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