This is the second update to Congress.gov in November. If you missed part one, take a minute to read it to see what else we have worked on this month.
Adrienne recently featured this search tip on the Congressional Record:
Looking for daily edition issues of the Congressional Record from 1989-1994? You can browse them on Congress.gov. Learn more about accessing the archive.
Our partner, GPO, has also been working to post the historic bound edition of the Congressional Record, which you can find on the govinfo site going back from 2009 to 1892.
New Enhancements for November 2017
A variety of fixes and search upgrades (moving to the latest version of Solr) were made during this sprint. The Advanced Search Legislation page was updated during the release, the default sort for House Communications for a blank search was switched to be newest to oldest, and a developer researched ways to enhance our email alerts.
Here are the additional items listed on the Congress.gov enhancement page for November on Congress.gov:
- More visually prominent committee referral data
House Committee Reports
- Displays calendar numbers in report headers
Take a look at this week’s Most-Viewed Bills, which you can subscribe to and receive each week via RSS or email. Here is the list for the week of November 19, 2017:
||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
||National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
||Protect and Grow American Jobs Act
||Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017
||Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
||Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017
||Dream Act of 2017
||Assault Weapons Ban of 2017
||Hearing Protection Act of 2017
||Medicare for All Act of 2017
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