Congress.gov’s Powerful New Enhancements
Just a few months ago, we wrote about Congress.gov fully replacing Thomas.gov by the end of 2014. We discussed some of Congress.gov’s major improvements over Thomas.gov, and we advised our readers to watch for new enhancements to the beta site.
Since our December 11, 2014 blog post, Congress.gov released a number of enhancements last month. Among the new features is the ability to perform an Advanced Search, which focuses on bills, amendments, and resolutions. In particular, Advanced Search, contains twenty-one legislative fields, with each field containing a corresponding “and,” “or,” and “and not” search connector
In the same month, a Browse feature was added, which includes a “browse list for laws, bills, resolutions, and amendments; bills by subject; vetoed legislation; and legislation with committee or conference reports. All browse lists link to standard search results lists, including facets.”
To stay current on federal legislation and Congress.gov enhancements, you may follow Law Library of Congress tweets @Congressdotgov on Twitter. We will also follow-up with additional news about other major enhancement releases. In the meanwhile, check out the new and improved Congress.gov!