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New Resource – Congress.gov

The Library of Congress has launched new a public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information.

Congress.gov is in an initial beta phase with plans to transform the Library of Congress’s existing congressional information system into a modern, durable and user-friendly resource.

What’s new in Congress.gov?

Improved Searching

  • Simultaneously search all content across all available years
  • Ability to narrow and refine search results
  • Easier identification of bill progress/status
  • Effective display for mobile devices
  • Maintenance of links to House and Senate floor video, top searched bills, and a save/share feature

User-Friendly Design

  • Pages are highly scannable, with easy-to-read text
  • Consistent, meaningful, and permanent URLs
  • Wider and cleaner pages with better displays of search results
  • Responsive design for mobile devices

Legislation

Each piece of legislation has a landing page with tabs to help users find key information for the bill. Tabs take users to the following information: summary, major actions, titles, amendments, cosponsors, committees, and related bills.

The actions, amendments and cosponsors information for a bill can be filtered by useful criteria such as major actions, votes, amendment status, and cosponsor state and party.

 

Check out the new resource - http://1.usa.gov/VPXrNT

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