For everything there is a season…

For nearly twenty years THOMAS.gov has been the go-to spot for information pertaining to the United States Congress and soon that will change. As of November 19th, anyone attempting to access THOMAS.gov will be redirected to Congress.gov.

Since its beta release in fall of 2012 by the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), Congress.gov has grown from its initial body of information of comprising of bill status and summary, member profiles and bill text from the two most recent congresses at that time — the 111th and 112th.  As the press release states, “Congress.gov has expanded with the additions of the Congressional Record, committee reports, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, legislative process videos, committee profile pages and historic access reaching back to the 103rd Congress.”.

The Library of Congress is providing training on Congress.gov on January 16, March 11 and May 15th.  If you are interested in learning more about this new resource, please visit beta.congress.gov/help.

About Jessica McGilvray

Jessica McGilvary is the Deputy Director of ALA Washington Office's Office of Government Relations (OGR).

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