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A historical bill text from the 10th Congress in Congress.gov.

Congress.gov April 2023 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

Posted by: Robert Brammer

Earlier this month, Andrew brought us news that the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov now provides coverage dating back to 1881. With this release, we are adding enhancements to our historical collection of bills, joint resolutions, and historical documents that was migrated to Congress.gov from the Library of Congress Century of Lawmaking site. Bills and …

A screenshot of the new 47th through 51st congresses of the Bound Congressional Record

Congress.gov April 2023 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Last month, Robert shared a post about the U.S.S. Macon in the Bound Congressional Record. We continue to work hard to pull in additional Congresses for this collection. Robert regularly shares some of the congressional reactions to historical events from these time periods including the 1918 flu pandemic, the moon landing, and the Kennedy assassination. …

A screenshot of the new "Get Alerts" box that includes member remarks in the Congressional Record

New Options for Member Alerts: Congress.gov February 2023 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Congress.gov uses an iterative design process to get few features and enhancements to you quickly. With the January release Robert shared that member remarks are now included with sponsored and cosponsored legislation on member profile pages. With today's release we build on that by adding option when get alerts for a member to customize what you want to receive.

The member remarks filter is available on member profile pages on Congress.gov.

Congress.gov January 2023 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Robert Brammer

Earlier this month, Andrew took a look back at all of the great new features that were added to Congress.gov in 2022. In this release, we have added member remarks in the Congressional Record as a filter on member profile pages. If you access a member’s profile page, you can perform a search and then …

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Congress.gov December 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Robert Brammer

In the last release, Andrew highlighted the addition of historical data to Congress.gov in the form of updates to the Dates of Past Sessions page that provides coverage back to March 4, 1789, as well as the addition of Congressional Record – Bound Edition coverage for the 53rd – 55th Congresses (1893-1899). In the latest …

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Congress.gov November 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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Congress.gov August 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Margaret Wood

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 …

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

Posted by: Robert Brammer

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 …