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A Congress.gov Interview with Suneewan Creech, Legislative Data Specialist

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Today’s interview is with Suneewan Creech. Suneewan is a legislative data specialist in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Before working in CRS, Suneewan worked in the Law Library of Congress. Read her original interview. Describe your background.  I started my Library of Congress career as a contractor in the Law Library. I worked as …

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Linking into Legislation: Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top 19 in 2019

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Robert shared the recent Congress.gov enhancements in December, which included new Committee Schedule navigation and a compact view of cosponsors on legislation. This release includes a new feature that I have been looking forward to. In the XML/HTML view of legislation, you have the option to directly share a link to a section of the legislation. …

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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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The Congress.gov Top 18 in 2018

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Congress.gov celebrated its sixth birthday this year on September 19.  It has come a long way since the initial beta website, which was launched with filters, the status of legislation tracker, legislative process videos, a mobile friendly responsive design, and member pages.  Those were all items that were not available on the former THOMAS website.  …

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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 – …

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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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.  …