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Celebrating 10 Years of Congress.gov

Posted by: Kelly Goles

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.

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Introducing the Congress.gov API

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Today we are introducing the beta Congress.gov API. We are very excited about this release and a great deal of hard work, behind the scenes has gone on this year to enable this to happen.

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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 …

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Feedback Driven Development: Congress.gov July New, Tip, and Top

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Last month, Margaret highlighted the Congress.gov work of four of our colleagues in the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Just a year ago she announced the big news that we added 30,000 bills and resolutions from 1799-1873 to Congress.gov as part of our goal to expand the historical content on the site. The Congress.gov team continuously …