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Thursday, 17th December 2015

Library of Congress Recaps Enhancements to Congress.gov

By Africa S. Hands

From In Custodia Legis:

We have made many enhancements to Congress.gov this year.  Our first big announcement was the addition of email alerts, which notify users of the status of legislation, new issues of the Congressional Record, and when Members of Congress sponsor and cosponsor legislation.

We have also brought over the State Legislature Websites page from THOMAS, which has links to state level websites similar to Congress.gov.

Text of legislation from the 101st and 102nd Congresses (1989-1992) has been migrated to Congress.gov.

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