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BEV BUTULA: Congress.gov site adds new features

The Congress.gov website is no longer in beta. The Library of Congress also announced that the site has some additional features and enhancements. One feature that might be of interest is Resources A to Z. The directory provides “help pages, research guides, lists, popular saved searches, and more.”

The website now includes live streams of House committee hearings and meetings, along with an archive to January 2012.

Since its beta release in the fall 2012, the site has continually developed. Researchers can locate not only legislation, but the Congressional Record, Committee Reports, and information on nominations.

Individuals new to the site may want review the search tips or utilize the Browse feature to help locate the information being sought. It should also be noted that “Congress.gov is usually updated the morning after a session adjourns.”

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