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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for April 2018

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 […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for March 2018

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 […]

The Latest Congress.gov Search Tip, Enhancements, and Most-Viewed Bills

In January, the Congress.gov homepage received a new look and a new search form for the House Communications Collection. This month, we are bringing you the latest search tip, site enhancements, and most-viewed bills. Search Tip Adrienne recently featured this search tip on searching the House Communications Collection: A recent update to the Congress.gov homepage introduced a guided search form for House Communications, a data collection added to […]

Receive an Email when a Member of Congress has a New Remark Printed in the Congressional Record

Congress.gov alerts are emails sent to you when a measure (bill or resolution), nomination, or member profile has been updated with new information. You can also receive an email after a Member has new remarks printed in the Congressional Record. Here are instructions on how to get an email after a Member has new remarks printed […]

The Congress.gov Top 17 in 2017

This has been a great year for Congress.gov. In 2016 Congress.gov page views jumped more than 20% over 2015.  The jump in 2017 was even bigger, with over 90% more page views than the previous year!  We also saw our first day with more than a million page views.  Our @Congressdotgov Twitter account is closing in on 50,000 […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for December 2017

We are excited to bring you the latest Congress.gov updates for December! New Enhancements for December 2017 Enhancements – Committee Authority Project Phase 2 The Committee Authority Project is a multi-phase project to improve access to committee information. Full official names of Joint Committees display on committee profile pages and on the Committees of the U.S. Congress landing page. […]

Congress.gov Tip, Top, and New for November 2017, Part 2

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. Search Tip 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 […]