October 27, 2021

Congress.gov Concludes Beta and Adds New Features, Enhancements

Two years ago Congress.gov launched in beta.

Today, the beta label was removed and as Andrew Weber from the Law Library of Congress points out in this blog post the end of the Congress.gov beta after two years is three years quicker than it took Google to end the Gmail beta.*

The remainder of Weber’s blog post discusses the new (and useful) Congress.gov Resources section the offers an A-Z list of “help pages, research guides, lists, popular saved searches” along with terms from the Legislative Process Glossary.

But wait, that’s not all.

Also New/Improved in this Update (Details In Blog Post)

  • New: Access to House Committee Videos (With Archived Videos Back to 2012)
  • Improved: Advanced Search (Including New Search Fields)
  • Improved: Browsing

All The Details

Direct to Andrew Weber’s, “Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancements” (via In Custodia Legis)

Congrats to the Congress.gov team.

* Point of Information: The Google News beta lasted 3 years, four months.

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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