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Sign Up Now for the Congress.gov Webinar

This is a guest post by Ashley Granby Wolf, an intern in the Office of External Relations of the Law Library of Congress.

Join us for the Congress.gov webinar!

Join us for the Congress.gov webinar. Flyer by Ashley Granby Wolf.

Join us on July 26, 2018 for our live and free Congress.gov webinar hosted by the Law Library of Congress!  Our legal reference experts, Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer , will demonstrate how to utilize Congress.gov, the official U.S. federal legislative information website.

During the webinar, Barbara and Robert will demonstrate how to perform general searches on legislation, as well as more specific searches based on your interests and needs regarding legislation and congressional legislative information.  They will also highlight new features of Congress.gov, such as editing saved searches, adding alerts, the Help page, and other enhancements.  Additionally, any questions that viewers have will be answered in real-time!

Please join the Law Library Thursday, July 26 from 2 PM to 3 PM.  Sign up on our website today!

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

Earlier this month, Andrew provided an update on the Congress.gov enhancements, including that the date of the “Previous Meeting” on the homepage is now linked to a list of items that were on the House or Senate floor that day. The previous release also included errata, a published correction for a committee report that, if […]

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

Back in May, Robert provided an update on the Congress.gov enhancements including “the ability to browse legislation using subject terms on ‘all information’ bill detail pages.” One of the new features in the Congress.gov enhancements released today is that the date of the “Previous Meeting” on the homepage will now be linked to a list of […]

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

Andrew shared the news about our second release in April, which included enhancements such as the ability to edit your saved search and adding an afternoon alert. In this release, we have enhanced the ability to browse legislation using subject terms on “all information” bill detail pages, added the option to overwrite or update saved searches, and […]

Discover New Ways to Search Congress.gov

The following is a guest post by Tina Gheen, the project manager for Congress.gov in the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Library of Congress. Tina was formerly an emerging technologies librarian with the Law Library of Congress. You may have noticed changes to the Congress.gov homepage in one of our recent updates. We streamlined the site […]

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

Today, we’re bringing you the latest Congress.gov updates just in time for the arrival of spring.  Last month, Andrew brought you the latest updates to saved search alert functionality.  For the April release, we have improved the sorting of search results, so that items in the current Congress now appear at the top when sorting by relevancy. Our work on committee […]

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

It seems like just yesterday that Robert was sharing the Congress.gov updates for February, which included doubling the downloads of search results from 500 to 1,000 items. New Enhancements for March 2018 One item we are working on is how to improve our Congress.gov alerts and saved searches.  In this release we take a step forward by […]