January 22, 2021

Research Tools: Enhancements Made to Congress.gov (June and July 2017)

From the Congress.gov Enhancements Page:

July 2017

Enhancements – Legislation Advanced Search Improvements  

Enhancements – Committee Authority Project (phase 1)

  • Committee Authority Project is a multi-phase project to improve access to committee information.
    • Committee Names and Codes – Historic committee names added to help researchers identify years when committee names have changed.
    • Committee picklists on LegislationCommittee ReportNomination, and Senate Executive Communication quick forms will be managed by committee authority rules, rather than committee activity data.
      • Committee picklists now provide a complete list of committees eligible to interact with legislation and Congressional documents for all congresses since 1973.
      • Committee picklists support cross-congress retrieval of items regardless of committee names changes.

June 2017

Enhancements – Search:

Enhancements – Usability:

  • Change “Facet” to “Filter”
  • Print-friendly page scaling
  • Print-friendly Amendment “All Information” pages
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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