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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for November of 2020

In the last release, Andrew shared that we added a video icon to search results for committee meetings that include a video, the Congress.gov Share/Save toolbar was updated, and a button was added to committee prints and committee transcripts pages to read the text from those collections to you.

In this release, we are excited to bring you the new Congress.gov Help Center. The Help pages on Congress.gov are now searchable.

You can search the Help Center on Congress.gov.

You can search the Help Center on Congress.gov.

Once you select an article from the Help Center, you will see that the articles contain a navigation box on the left-hand side of the article that allows you to continue to browse the Help Center.

The left-hand side navigation box in the Congress.gov Help Center.

The left-hand side navigation box in the Congress.gov Help Center.

The final enhancement in this release is the addition of the Bound Congressional Record for the 94th – 97th Congresses (1975-1982).


Enhancement – Help Center – Search

Enhancement – Help Center – Navigation

  • Help pages include navigation links on the left so you can move quickly to related resources.

Enhancement – Senate Executive Communications – Links

Enhancement – Bound Congressional Record

Enhancement – Alerts – Updated List

  • Inactive bill and nominations alerts from back Congresses are no longer visible on your Alerts list.
  • Bill and nomination alerts from the current Congress and the immediate prior Congress are still visible.
  • No change to your list of Saved Search, Congressional Record or Committee Schedule alerts.

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Explore the latest updates to the Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov.

Most-Viewed Bills
These are the most-viewed bills for the week of November 1, 2020.

1. H.R.8337 [116th] Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act
2. H.R.1 [115th] An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
3. S.3548 [116th] CARES Act
4. S.534 [115th] Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017
5. H.R.748 [116th] CARES Act
6. H.R.6201 [116th] Families First Coronavirus Response Act
7. S.3548 [116th] CARES Act
8. H.Res.109 [116th] Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
9. H.R.6800 [116th] The Heroes Act
10. H.R.3355 [103rd] Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top for October 2020

Last month, Robert and Margaret each shared information about the committee transcripts added to Congress.gov in the first and second set of enhancements respectively. Since Margaret’s post, we have added transcripts for the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses bringing the total up to ten Congresses for this new collection. With this month’s release, we have added […]

Additional Hearing Transcripts on Congress.gov and Other September Enhancements: New, Tip, and Top

In our first post about enhancements to Congress.gov this month, Robert wrote about the new committee hearing transcripts being added to Congress.gov. In our second release for this month, we are adding hearing transcripts for five additional Congresses: 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses. You will now also be able to access links to hearings […]

Explore the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov

We are excited to start adding the volumes of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) (also referred to as the “Bound Congressional Record”) to Congress.gov. If you’re not familiar with the Congressional Record, it is a record of the debate and proceedings that occur on the floor of Congress. It is published in two different ways. The […]

Find a Member of Congress by Address on Congress.gov

In June, Margaret shared that we had added district maps to member profile pages on Congress.gov. Each map on a member profile can be expanded to show a larger size version of the map. With today’s update to Congress.gov, we build upon the district maps by adding a new search box to help you find your member. […]

Congress.gov: Midway Through 2020

It occurred to me that with today’s release we are now midway through 2020. I thought it would be nice to take a step back and review the enhancements that we have made with Congress.gov so far this year. For our first release in early January, we added the ability to link directly to a section […]

The Bound Edition of the Congressional Record for the 103rd Congress is Now Available on Congress.gov

The Congressional Record on Congress.gov provides a detailed account of the debates and proceedings of Congress, and is a helpful source for conducting research on the legislative history of a piece of legislation. Until now, the Congressional Record on Congress.gov has consisted exclusively of the Daily Edition of the Record. There is another version of […]