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Congress.gov July 2022 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

In early July, Andrew wrote about feedback driven improvements that have been added to Congress.gov, such as adding the ability to browse committee hearing transcripts. In this release, the Congress.gov team continues the work of improving the accessibility of Congress.gov. Now, when you access a Congressional Record Daily Edition article, you can click “listen to […]

Congress.gov May New, Tip, and Top – Part II

Earlier this month, Margaret highlighted an enhancement to Member pages on Congress.gov – users can directly access their member’s contact information in Congress.gov simply by clicking on the Contact link on a member’s page. We have a variety of further new enhancements for you this month. Congress.gov allows you to download your search results when […]

Congress.gov May 2022 New, Tip and Top

In April, Andrew wrote about the addition of Alerts to member pages so users can be notified when a member in whom they are interested has sponsored or cosponsored a bill. This month, we are releasing another enhancement to Member pages. Now users can directly access their member’s contact information in Congress.gov. simply by clicking […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Cassidy Charles, Legislative Data Specialist

Today’s interview is with Cassidy Charles, a legislative data specialist in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I joined the Congressional Research Service in 2020. I earned a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers, the State University of New […]

Congress.gov April 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Last month Margaret shared our enhancements and also provided some insights from a few Congress.gov staff on what they do for the website. This month we continue to make it easier for you to track what your members are sponsoring and cosponsoring on Congress.gov. When you put in your address to search for your members, […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Elizabeth Mansfield, Legislative Data Analyst

Today’s interview is with Elizabeth Mansfield, a legislative data analyst in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I first began working in the information services industry during college as a technical services assistant in my university’s law library. In addition to a library degree, I have an advanced degree […]

Congress.gov February 2022 New, Tip and Top – Part II

Earlier this month, Andrew blogged about the addition to Congress.gov of the ability to browse House, Senate, and Joint Committee prints. With this release, we have enhanced the Legislative Tracker by adding information about what the Tracker is and providing the user with a direct link to the Legislative Process videos. Enhancements Enhancement – Mobile […]