October 27, 2021

Tracking Legislation: Congress.gov Adds RSS-Based Alerts

From an In Custodia Legis (Law Library of Congress) Blog Post by Andrew Weber:

Last year’s most viewed new post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov.

The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a Member of Congress is sponsoring and cosponsoring, and when the next issue of the Congressional Record is available.

Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov.

  1. Most-Viewed Bills (email | RSS)
  2. Search Tips (email | RSS)
  3. Bills Presented to the President (email | RSS)
  4. On the House Floor Today (email | RSS)
  5. On the Senate Floor Today (email | RSS)
  6. In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (email | RSS)

Read the Complete Blog Post

Worth Mentioning

  • The wonderful (and free) IFTTT service allows users to EASILY take ANY RSS/ATOM feeds and have them delivered via email.
  • GovTrack.us is an excellent resource (free) that allows users to track specific bills and resolutions by sponsor, bill number, etc. using RSS or the GovTrack.us site. You can also track the work of congressional committees.
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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