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Searching the Committee Schedule: Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for September 2019

One of the new features to Congress.gov that we have been refining this year is the Committee Schedule, which “combines announcements about future House and Senate committee meetings and hearings for the selected week.” Robert announced its launch in January.  Since then, we have added indicators for rescheduled and postponed meetings, upcoming meetings to the […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for July, Part 2

Earlier this month, Margaret highlighted the new addition to the Committee Schedule, which shows, under Supporting Documentation, any related metadata, links to legislation, treaties, or nominations. Today’s release continues to refine the Committee Schedule. Enhancements for July 2019, Part 1 Enhancement – Committee Schedule – Weekly View Committee Schedule weekly view includes a calendar-based date picker […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for May 2019

In April, Robert shared that the new “LIVE” icon was added to the homepage when a House committee hearing is streaming. With this month’s release, we have updated our committee profile pages so that when you click on legislation or other items in the list you will then have arrows to take you to the next and previous items […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for March 2019, Part 2

Earlier this month, Robert shared the update that included the addition of a link to Bills to be Considered on the House Floor to the House of Representatives section of Current Legislative Activities on the Congress.gov homepage. With the release we also added a subcommittee filter on the committee profile pages when you select a Congress.  What are […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for February 2019

In January, Robert announced the first version of the new Committee Schedule that we have been working on.  It is a great way to see quickly which meetings and hearings the House and Senate committees have scheduled for the week. New Enhancements for February 2019 You can find all of the Congress.gov Enhancements for February and […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for December 2018

Robert shared last month about the new subcommittee features and other enhancements.  In September, he announced the Congress.gov Chrome extension.  We have now updated the Chrome extension.  You can download the new version from LC Labs.  Be sure to share your feedback. New Enhancements for November 2018 We are continuing to work on the new Committee […]

Calendars and Schedules on Congress.gov

When Congress passed the Library of Congress’ budget (H.R.5895) for FY2019, H. Rept. 115-696—LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2019—included the following language related to Congress.gov: Congress.gov Calendar: Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office shall update the Congress.gov website to include […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for October 2018

We have had a busy month.  Dr. Hayden recently blogged about the CRS reports website.  Robert shared the news about our enhanced Congress.gov saved search email alerts.  He also posted about the new experimental Congress.gov Chrome browser extension. What’s new to Congress.gov in October? New Enhancements for October 2018 For this release the Congress.gov Enhancements include: Enhancement – Advanced Legislation Search – […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for August 2018, Part 2

Robert recently blogged about the first set of enhancements to Congress.gov for August.  Earlier this year, we solicited and received a significant amount of feedback on Congress.gov.  An action item from that was to enhance the search form.  We were told it would be helpful to have the Words & Phrases box be labeled and larger.  […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for July 2018

We just passed the two year anniversary of when THOMAS was retired to make way for Congress.gov.  Robert recently shared our second set of enhancements that we had for Congress.gov in June. One area where we have focused is on enhancing committee data.  With this release we are adding a legislative interest column to the House: Legislation with […]