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RSS Bills Presented to the President (Congress.Gov)

  • H.R.3314
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the "Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building".
  • H.R.3144
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the "Jose Ramos Post Office Building".
  • H.R.2451
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the "Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office".
  • H.R.2334
    To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the "Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic".
  • H.R.2325
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building".
  • H.R.2151
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the "Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office".
  • H.R.1972
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the "Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building".
  • H.R.1844
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the "Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building".
  • H.R.1526
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the "Eva G. Hewitt Post Office".
  • H.R.1252
    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the "Marilyn Monroe Post Office".

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RSS Most-Viewed Bills (Congress.Gov)

  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of December 1, 2019
    H.R.724 - Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act S.1838 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 H.R.3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 H.R.3884 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 S.2227 - MORE Act of 2019 H.R.3055 - Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further […]

RSS In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (Congress.Gov)

  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for December 2019 December 10, 2019
    Back in November, Andrew shared that withdrawn cosponsors are now displayed on Senate Amendments in Congress.gov. The November release also brought improvements to the accessibility of search results for patrons using screen readers.  With our December release, the addition of next and previous arrows improves navigation between committee hearing detail pages. In addition, the compact view […]
    Robert Brammer
  • The Constitution Annotated—Impeachment Clauses December 9, 2019
    This guest post is by the Law Library’s Chief of the Public Services Division, Andrew Winston. Andrew has written several posts for the blog, including Federal Courts Web Archive Launched, A Visit to the Peace Palace Library, and The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code. The Library of Congress has updated […]
    Donna Sokol
  • Finland’s Independence Day and the Finnish Constitution of 1919 December 6, 2019
    December 6, 1919, was the first year Finland celebrated its Declaration of Independence with a national holiday. That same year it also adopted the Constitution of 1919 officially making Finland a Republic with K.J. Stahlberg as its first president. This post describes the Constitution of 1919.
    Elin Hofverberg
  • An Interview with Aslihan Bulut – Deputy Law Librarian For Collections December 4, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Aslihan Bulut, our new deputy law librarian for collections.  Aslihan now heads up the Global Legal Collections Directorate of the Law Library. Describe your background. I am 1.5 generation (1.5G) Turkish-American, meaning I immigrated to the United States as an adolescent.  I credit learning English to my discovery of the neighborhood […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • The Home of General Gates & the Plot to Remove Washington as Commander In Chief – Pic of the Week December 3, 2019
    This is the home of Continental Army General Horatio Gates, which is located in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The structure to the left is a colonial-era tavern. In what is now referred to as the “Conway Cabal,” Gates was championed by General Thomas Conway as a replacement for George Washington as commander in chief following Gates’ […]
    Robert Brammer
  • 10th Anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights December 2, 2019
    This blog post discusses the history and the legal status of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
    Jenny Gesley
  • An Interview with Bailey DeSimone, Library Technician (Metadata) November 27, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Bailey DeSimone, a Library Technician (Metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. What is your academic/professional history? I received my bachelor’s degrees in history and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From my second week of classes as a first-year to my final […]
    Stephen Mayeaux
  • New Report Examines Legal Status of Military Draft and Enforcement in Israel November 26, 2019
    Israel has gone through two national elections in 2019: the first on April 9, 2019, and the second merely five and a half months later on September 17, 2019. To date, no government has been formed and there is a possibility that a third election will take place. I have previously blogged about this unprecedented […]
    Ruth Levush
  • Construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal November 25, 2019
    One of our contractors, Jeremy Gainey, found a random volume of the Laws of the Corporation of the City of Washington passed by the first-[sixty-eighth] Council in the stacks. The book in question is from the Twenty-Sixth Council held in 1828-1829. Anyone who reads this blog regularly may recall that I really enjoy looking though […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Human Rights Day Panel Discussion: The Impact of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Today November 22, 2019
    On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Law Library of Congress will commemorate Human Rights Day with a discussion on the women’s suffrage movement and how it impacts women’s rights today. Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on the understanding and recognition of a critical social, […]
    Tynesha Hubbard