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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 in the results set. We also continue to make improvements to the committee schedule page, which launched in January.

Screenshot of the Congress.gov Homepage

Upcoming House and Senate Committee Meetings added to the Congress.gov Homepage

Saved search alerts for legislation have also been enhanced to show the date a cosponsor was added.  It will come through in your email with the addition like this:

Cosponsor: 01/23/2019: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]

New Enhancements for May 2019

Please find the full list of enhancements below.

Enhancement – Committee Schedule – Upcoming Meetings on Homepage

  • Upcoming House and Senate Committee Meetings on the homepage displays the next three committee hearings/meetings scheduled with the date, time, and committee name as well as a link to the detail page of each listed meeting.

Enhancement – Committee Profile Pages – Results Navigation

  • When viewing a bill or other item listed on a committee profile page, you can use the navigation arrows to move to the next or previous item in the list without needing to return to the profile page.

Enhancement – Legislation Alerts – Cosponsor Dates

  • Alerts on legislation that list new cosponsors include the date of cosponsorship as well.

Search Tip

Adrienne shared the following Congress.gov search tip:

Glossary of Legislative Terms

Can’t recall the exact meaning of a term? See the glossary of legislative process terms under “Support” in the top navigation of Congress.gov.

Most-Viewed Bills

Below are the most-viewed bills on Congress.gov for the week of April 28, 2019. Each item below is from the current Congress.

1. H.R.1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
2. H.Res.109 Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
3. H.R.5428 Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act
4. H.R.1 For the People Act of 2019
5. H.R.420 Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
6. S.386 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
7. H.R.5 Equality Act
8. H.R.6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
9. H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
10. H.J.Res.31 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

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