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It’s Springtime in Washington, DC

The cherry blossoms are finished this season, but new information continues to come out from U.S. government sources. I may have been hibernating over the winter, but my colleagues at the Law Library of Congress have been very active. Their November posts included many updates to Congress.gov and in December they celebrated the sixth anniversary of Congress.gov with an annual over view update.

Their January post featured the “Unified Congressional Committee Calendar, where you can quickly view all of the House and Senate committee meetings and hearings scheduled for a given week or day”. February’s post includes the search tip “how to “Modify Saved Searches for a New Congress.” In March there were two updates to Congress.gov. The first update featured the notice that “the experimental Congress.gov browser extension created by Syed Tanveer has been updated so the current legislation feature now defaults to the 116th Congress.” The second update included a “subcommittee filter on the committee profile pages when you select a Congress”.

Finally I just checked in on the Government Publishing Organization’s Govinfo.gov site. Their March 2019 release included Linked References in History of Bills and New Tutorial Webcasts. Thanks to the hard work of so many dedicated legal information professionals, enhanced access to U. S. federal information is still blooming here in DC.

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