Congress.gov is the online database of United States Congress legislative information. Congress.gov is a joint project of the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate and the Government Publishing Office.
Congress was in beta in 2012, and beta testing ended in late 2013. Congress.gov officially launched on July 5, 2016 superseding THOMAS, the Library of Congress's original online database of congressional material, which had been launched in 1995. The website was created by Library of Congress employees using the Solr open-source search platform.
The resource is a comprehensive, Internet-accessible source of information on the activities of Congress, including:
- bills and resolutions
- summaries and status
- voting results, including how individual members voted
- Congressional Record, including the daily digest
- presidential nominations
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