November 23, 2020

Reference: Even More New and Useful Resources from GovTrack.us

Josh Tauberer, founder/developer of the wonderful GovTrack.us bill tracking tool has posted an update of new/updated features that continue to extend the value of this already essential online research resource well beyond bill tracking.

Here’s a look at some recent updates via a new GovTrack.us. blog post.

  • Congressional District Maps now include redistricting maps for the upcoming elections. Except for Rhode Island — we’re still working on locating the new districts there. You can switch back and forth between your current district and the district you’ll be voting in this November.
  • The bills page has a new Statistics Tab where you can compare the number of bills enacted in each Congressional session since 1979 and see when during a session bills tend to be introduced and enacted.
  • The site now works better on mobile devices with small screen, and we’ll keep improving that.
  • Bill text comparisons are now available for comparisons between versions of a single bill and between selected different but related bills.
  • The font size has been increased throughout the site in response to feedback we got early on when the new site design went live in March.
  • The search pages have been fixed to work on Internet Explorer, they are faster, and got some other usability tweaks.

Direct to GovTrack.us

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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