LEGISLATION

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  • H.R.582
    Raise the Wage Act (07/18/2019 legislative day)

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RSS Senate Floor Today (Congress.Gov)

  • PN227
    Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, vice J. Ronnie Greer, retired. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN108
    Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Slovenia. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • S.1694
    One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN143
    Donald R. Tapia, of Arizona, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Jamaica. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN934
    Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Defense, vice James Mattis, resigned. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN219
    Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, vice John E. Steele, retired. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN224
    Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, vice Laurie Smith Camp, retired. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • S.Con.Res.19
    A concurrent resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. (07/18/2019 legislative day)
  • PN613
    Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for the term of five years, vice Michael Peter Huerta, term expired. (07/18/2019 legislative day)

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RSS Bills Presented to the President (Congress.Gov)

  • S.1749
    Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019
  • S.998
    Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019
  • S.744
    Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019
  • H.R.866
    Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019

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RSS Most-Viewed Bills (Congress.Gov)

  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of July 14, 2019
    H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 S.386 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 H.R.2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 H.R.1327 - To extend authorization for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 through fiscal year 2092, and for other purposes. S.Amdt.906 - S.Amdt. 906 to […]

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

  • FALQs: The Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union July 18, 2019
    An overview of the Council of the European Union, including its powers and figurations, and especially an explanation of the Rotating Presidency whereby each EU member country holds the presidency of the council for a six month period.
    Elin Hofverberg
  • Death of Retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens July 17, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Osborne, legal reference librarian. Elizabeth wrote last year on the occasion of the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday at the age of 99. When he retired in 2010, he had served for over 34 years and […]
    Jim Martin
  • The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension Can Now Search the Compilation of Presidential Documents July 16, 2019
    This latest update to the experimental Google Chrome Congress.gov browser extension that is hosted by LC Labs adds the ability to highlight text on a page and search for it in the Compilation of Presidential Documents on govinfo. The compilation includes executive orders and executive proclamations issued after 1992. The new version of the extension can also search […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for July, Part 1 July 15, 2019
    Last month Robert provided information about the June update to Congress.gov,which provided an enhancement for the display of errata associated with committee reports. This month’s first release includes an enhancement to the Committee Schedule detail pages display, providing supporting documentation when available.   Enhancements for July 2019, Part 1 This release also includes page navigation, […]
    Margaret Wood
  • 15th Anniversary of the European Defence Agency July 12, 2019
    On July 12, 2004—15 years ago today—the European Union’s (EU) Council Joint Action 2004/551/CFSP created the European Defence Agency (EDA). In 2011, the Joint Action was replaced by Council Decision 2011/411/CFSP, which was revised in 2015 by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835.  These legislative acts implement the requirements of article 42 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), which, among other things, sets […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Research Guides In Focus – Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide July 11, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Back in May, in honor of Law Day, we introduced you to our new Research Guides service, using the LibGuides platform, where you can find research guides the Law Library has assembled on a variety of […]
    Barbara Bavis
  • New Report on the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence July 10, 2019
    Everybody seems to be talking about artificial intelligence (AI). Some people laud its possibilities, whereas others envisage nightmare scenarios where robots take over. But what is AI exactly and how are countries dealing with it? The Oxford Dictionary defines AI as “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • New Secure Storage Facility for Law Library’s Rare Materials — Pic of the Week July 5, 2019
    Jennifer Davis and Nathan Dorn contributed to this post. On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Law Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new secure storage facility that will be home for much of the Law Library’s rare book collection. The Law Library currently stores some of its rare collection in a smaller vault […]
    Donna Sokol
  • An Interview with Samantha Winslow – Library Technician July 3, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Samantha Winslow, our newest technician in the Collection Services Division.  Samantha was with us previously as a contractor and she decided to join our staff when the opportunity arose.  We are certainly glad that she did!  She brings with her a whole host of library and language experience. Describe your background. […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Law Day 2019 Event Recap: “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” July 2, 2019
    On May 1, 2019, American Bar Association President, Bob Carlson, visited the Library of Congress in celebration of this year’s Law Day for an interview conducted by Law Librarian of Congress, Jane Sánchez. This year’s topic, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”, focused on these cornerstones of representative government and called on society to understand and protect […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez