Congress.gov Replaces THOMAS.gov

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Congress.gov celebrates its first anniversary on September 19, 2013. Congress.gov is a beta website that is slated to replace THOMAS.gov, and will provide additional legislative content along with enhanced functionality. Later this year, THOMAS.gov with begin redirecting to Congress.gov. During the transition, you need access to THOMAS.gov; the Legacy THOMAS website is available and can be accessed at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php. THOMAS will shut down in 2014 after all of the content has been migrated to Congress.gov.

Congress.gov launched with legislation from the two most recent Congresses and now includes legislation from the 103rd Congress (1993) to the present, member profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present with selected profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947-1972), the Congressional Record from 1995 to the present, and CBO reports. New content was added July 2013, including Committee Reports from 1995 to the present and Committee Pages. The new Committee Pages are exclusive to Congress.gov and provide a browsable list of all the current standing committees in the U.S. Congress and links to Committee web pages, live webcasts, schedules, and recent legislative activity, including bills and reports. Additional content releases are planned for this coming year and include adding bill information files back to 1973, Nominations, Treaties, House and Senate Executive Communications, and the Congressional Record Index. 

Congress.gov provides an enhanced search interface with a single search box for searching all of the collections and Congresses. Post search facets permit researchers to narrow search results. Alternatively, restrict your search using field qualifiers and Boolean search operators. Additional advanced search functionality is coming later this year.

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