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Congress.gov November 2022 New, Tip, and Top

As we continue to add historical data to Congress.gov, we updated the Dates of Past Sessions page back to the first session of the first Congress for both the House and Senate on March 4, 1789. There are links from the Congresses for which we have Browse pages. We also added three new Congresses to […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Congress.gov

On September 19, 2012, 10 years ago today, Congress.gov was launched, providing enhanced access to federal legislative information. Congress.gov was created to replace our old THOMAS site that dated back to the 1990s. Congress.gov improved upon Thomas by adding a powerful, modern search engine for legislative information. It also took advantage of the advent of responsive web design, so it will scale to whatever device you are using, whether that is a tablet, phone, or desktop.

Join Us for a Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum on September 21st!

We are pleased to announce that we are holding a “Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum” on September 21st from 1:30-4:30p.m. EDT. If you are a professional or a concerned citizen who uses Congress.gov regularly to keep up with the latest federal legislative activity, we want to hear from you! You can register for this free event […]

Congress.gov August 2022 New, Tip, and Top

In July, Andrew and Robert wrote respectively about feedback driven improvements and a new feature which allows users to download audio files for any section of the Congressional Record Daily Edition. This month, users will be able to find a prepopulated list of reports required by Congress under the Committees’ section of the Congress.gov Browse […]

Congress.gov July 2022 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

In early July, Andrew wrote about feedback driven improvements that have been added to Congress.gov, such as adding the ability to browse committee hearing transcripts. In this release, the Congress.gov team continues the work of improving the accessibility of Congress.gov. Now, when you access a Congressional Record Daily Edition article, you can click “listen to […]