Thursday, November 1, 2012

Featured Online Resource - Congress.gov




This week's Featured Online Resource is The Library of Congress' new website Congress.gov. This is the new home all of US legislative information and will eventually replace Thomas.gov.  The site currently contains information on legislative information from 2001 to the present.  It also includes member profiles from 1973 to the present with some Congressional profiles from 1947 to 1972.

Congress.gov offers greater searching capabilities, including narrowing and refining search results.  Additionally, every piece of legislation that has been submitted will have its own page with information including a summary of the legislation, cosponsors, and amendments.  In addition, this site also provides detailed information on the legislative process, including the steps involved in introducing a bill to Congress and links to the Congressional Record (the official record of the proceedings of the US Congress).

With just a few short days to go before the November 6th election, Congress.gov is a timely and useful resource.


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