Tracking Legislation: Congress.gov Adds RSS-Based Alerts
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.
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- 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.
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