Bill Searching Added to Video Library
July 8, 2010
A new bill search feature is now available in the Video Library. Every bill is indexed to when it was debated on the House floor. You can search from the general search box or from the special search boxes that are found on the Congress page. The search returns all incidents of the bill being debated as well as the sponsors and co-sponsors of the bill and links to the text of the bill. Amendments to bills as well as House special rules for the bills are also found from this search.
Try searching on H.R. 1 in the search box or from the bill search option on the Congress page. You will find filters to limit the search to the bill only (excluding amendments), to limit the stage that the bill reached, and the Congress. Note that there is an H.R. 1 every Congress.
You can also search by words. Searching for health care will bring up all programs dealing with health care where the word appears in the program description or the text. Now it will return all bills that have health care in the title. There are filters at the top of the page that allow you to see bills only by using the checks boxes at the top of the page.
We think that the bill search feature will allow users to find more references to bills on the House and Senate floor. Try it and let us know what you think.
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