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Congress.gov

Congress.gov

The Library of Congress unveiled a beta version of Congress.gov that will allow the public to more effectively learn about past and pending legislation.

The site will eventually replace THOMAS, the Hill’s current legislative database that includes information such as vote tallies and bill summaries and texts.

“Congress.gov will enhance transparency, increase savings for the Library and provide Congress and the nation the vital legislative information we need to deliberate about our collective public policies,” said California Rep. Dan Lungren, chairman of the Committee on House Administration.

THOMAS, named for Thomas Jefferson, was launched by the Library of Congress in 1995 as a bipartisan initiative of Congress. The site averages 10 million visits per year.