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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for July, Part 2

Earlier this month, Margaret highlighted the new addition to the Committee Schedule, which shows, under Supporting Documentation, any related metadata, links to legislation, treaties, or nominations. Today’s release continues to refine the Committee Schedule. Enhancements for July 2019, Part 1 Enhancement – Committee Schedule – Weekly View Committee Schedule weekly view includes a calendar-based date picker […]

Law Library Reports Address Foreign Initiatives to Counter “Fake News”

The dissemination of disinformation or “fake news” is not a new phenomenon, as it apparently existed even before the invention of the printing press. However, the availability of cyber technology in modern times may facilitate much larger-scale manipulation of political processes by both private individuals and foreign powers. Potential methods for countering the spread of disinformation […]

The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension Can Now Search the Compilation of Presidential Documents

This latest update to the experimental Google Chrome Congress.gov browser extension that is hosted by LC Labs adds the ability to highlight text on a page and search for it in the Compilation of Presidential Documents on govinfo. The compilation includes executive orders and executive proclamations issued after 1992. The new version of the extension can also search […]

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for July, Part 1

Last month Robert provided information about the June update to Congress.gov, which provided an enhancement for the display of errata associated with committee reports. This month’s first release includes an enhancement to the Committee Schedule detail pages display, providing supporting documentation when available. Enhancements for July 2019, Part 1 This release also includes page navigation, which […]

15th Anniversary of the European Defence Agency

On July 12, 2004—15 years ago today—the European Union’s (EU) Council Joint Action 2004/551/CFSP created the European Defence Agency (EDA). In 2011, the Joint Action was replaced by Council Decision 2011/411/CFSP, which was revised in 2015 by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835.  These legislative acts implement the requirements of article 42 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), which, among other things, sets […]