This is a guest post by Ashley Granby Wolf, an intern in the Office of External Relations of the Law Library of Congress.
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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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Robert shared the news about our first release in April, which included enhancing the search result sorting. With this release, we add some additional new features for alerts, such as the ability to edit and change your saved search. One goal we have is to provide you with timely legislative information. Another alert enhancement is […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the questions we are frequently asked is how to locate a bill or amendment that a member of Congress has sponsored or cosponsored. There are a few ways to do this on Congress.gov. 1. Visit a member profile page Locate a member you are interested in and open their member profile page. Next, […]
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 […]
This year my March 4 was a rather uneventful day. That may have been the case for most of you, but this wasn’t always so for American government. Until the ratification of the 20th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States in 1933, each congress began on March 4 of the year following the […]