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

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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 …

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

Posted by: Robert Brammer

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. …

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Congressional Globe in the News and Our Plan for Ongoing Modernization of the Globe

Posted by: Andrew Weber

As you some of you may know, the Congressional Globe is one of the many historical document treasures that is part of the legacy Century of Lawmaking website. The Globe, as it is usually called, contains the congressional debates of the 23rd through 42nd Congresses (1833-73). The Congress.gov team has been working on a multi-phase modernization of the content on this website which includes Congressional Legislation, Annals of Congress, the Globe, and Register of Debates as well as Senate, House, and Executive Journals.

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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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How to Add Congress.gov to your Website

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

Recently, changes made to Congress.gov have made searching for specific topics much easier. In our most recent “Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top” blog post, Robert Brammer unveiled the Congress.gov Help Center, a feature that makes the Help pages on Congress.gov searchable. To further facilitate the navigation of our resources, you can embed a Congress.gov search …