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Introducing,’s Successor

December 11, 2013

Since its beginnings in 1995, the Library of Congress’s has served as an authoritative and reliable official web site for federal legislation.  Within the past month, however, visitors to have been redirected to  What is and what is the significance of the transition away from has been designed to fully replace  Once is fully launched by the end of 2014, it will incorporate all of its predecessor’s content.  While a variety of enhancements have been made, some of the more major improvements include:

  • Ability to sort search results by date, document number, or title;
  • Ability to search within results, by adding multiple search terms to a faceted or filtered result set; and
  • Ability to locate videos which explain the legislative process.

When is complete, it will include materials on treaties, nominations, and executive communications, in addition to legislation. For updated coverage information, see this page. coverage dates.JPG webinar trainings are available every couple of months –sign up for one here.  Also, users may improve by providing feedback via this short survey. should expand in the coming months with a variety of new collections.  Check back often, and harnass the resources and power of the refined and user-friendly!