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?
- 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
- 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
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