Congress.gov

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Alternate title

THOMAS

Description

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. It includes bills and resolutions, committee reports from the House and Senate, the Congressional Record, Presidential nominations, treaties, and other related information including summary and status of legislation. The site also provides information about members of Congress, links to House and Senate committee pages, to the United States Code, and to other legislative resources. It is usually updated the morning after a session adjourns.

Congress.gov is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service. Congress.gov is the successor to LOC’s previous web system for legislative information, THOMAS.

Dates covered

Varies per publication type, with the earliest citations dating back to 1973. Consult Coverage Dates for Legislative Information for the start date for each collection.

Type of coverage

Indexing and citations, with many full-text government documents.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Library of Congress


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