Last month Margaret shared the update to our Committee Profile pages that added new links to our Committee Schedule. This was one in a series of improvements surrounding the Committee Schedule that first launched in January. We added the next three scheduled hearings to the homepage, links from the hearing pages to the legislation or nomination that is being discussed, links from the legislation to the committee hearing, and all of the hearing pages to our search, which also enables a user to get a saved search alert on committee meetings.
Enhancements for November 2019
Below are the new enhancements for this release.
Enhancement – Senate Amendments – Withdrawn Cosponsors
- Withdrawn cosponsors are now displayed on Senate Amendments.
Enhancement – Search Results – Accessibility
- Coding improvements have been made to allow screen readers to navigate to search results with one click.
Visit our Congress.gov Enhancements page for all the updates to Congress.gov.
This week’s tip is on the new expanded view for the Committee Schedule:
Today’s Congress.gov Tip follows up on the October 4 tip, when we announced that you can filter the Committee Schedule by chamber or committee.
Here’s another helpful new Committee Schedule feature:
Select the Expanded option in the Weekly View to see detailed information for each hearing and meeting scheduled at a glance, including hearing titles, witness lists and links to related legislation (when available).
Switching between Compact and Expanded on the Weekly Committee Schedule
Below are the most-viewed bills for the week of November 3, 2019. All of them are from the 116th Congress.
||Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.
||Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.
||Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2019
||Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
||Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020
||Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
||Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act
||Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act
||Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
||Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act
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