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.
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