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RSS Most-Viewed Bills (Congress.Gov)

  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of January 20, 2019
    S.24 - Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 S.21 - Pay Our Coast Guard Act H.R.25 - FairTax Act of 2019 S.J.Res.2 - A joint resolution disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation. H.R.367 - Pay Our Coast Guard Parity […]

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  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for January 2019 January 22, 2019
    We are excited to bring you our Unified Congressional Committee Calendar, a place where you can quickly view all of the House and Senate committee meetings and hearings scheduled for a given week or day. If available, the detail pages for those hearings will also provide you with a list of witnesses, a link to […]
    Robert Brammer
  • The Library of the French National Assembly – Pic of the Week January 18, 2019
    The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist covering French speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. During my most recent trip to France, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the National Assembly, one of the two houses of the French Parliament. The National Assembly is located […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Intern Stephanie Crespo Méndez Discusses Her Work with Rare Hispanic Legal Documents January 17, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Stephanie Crespo Méndez, an Intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. During my time as a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program (HACU HNIP) intern at the Law Library this fall, I was granted the opportunity to work with the Spanish […]
    Robert Brammer
  • An Interview with Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead January 16, 2019
    This week’s interview is with Abbie Grotke.  She is the web archiving team lead here at the Library of Congress.  I have worked with Abbie on a variety of archive collections, including the Legal Blawgs and U.S. Congressional web archives. Describe your background. I’m an all-over-the-East Coast gal. Born in Upstate/central New York, near the Finger Lakes, I’ve […]
    Andrew Weber
  • The Library of Congress Welcomes the 116th Congress – Pic of the Week January 11, 2019
    Last week the 116th Congress was sworn in.  We were busy working to prepare Congress.gov to include all the members. If you happen to visit the House Office Buildings, you might see this image on the screens sharing the Library of Congress welcome for the 116th Congress. If you are interested, you can read the Congressional […]
    Andrew Weber
  • Finding the Influence of Thomas Jefferson in an Antebellum Ruin in Barboursville, Virginia January 10, 2019
    You are looking at the ruins of James Barbour’s mansion, which was completed in 1822 and destroyed by fire on Christmas Day in 1884. James Barbour enjoyed an impressive career, serving as a member in the Virginia House of Delegates, the 18th Governor of Virginia, a U.S. Senator, the U.S. Secretary of War, and the […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn Case January 9, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist who covers Japan and various other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously written posts for In Custodia Legis on various topics, including Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets”, Engagement under Japanese Law and Imperial House Rules, Is the Sound of Children Actually Noise?, How to Boost your Medal Count in […]
    Ruth Levush
  • Published Works Enter the Public Domain in the United States for First Time in Twenty Years January 7, 2019
    The following is a repost from the Copyright Office blog, Creativity at Work. This is a guest post by Anandashankar Mazumdar, outreach and education specialist in the Office of Public Information and Education. New Year’s Day 2019 was a landmark for American copyright law. For the first time in twenty years, published works of expression—including […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • Happy National Spaghetti Day! January 4, 2019
    Today, January 4, is National Spaghetti Day. And no one appreciates pasta more than the self-proclaimed “Pastafarians,” members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). According to their website, they believe, among others things, that “[p]irates were the original Pastafarians”, that “the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • The Most Viewed Global Legal Monitor Articles of 2018 January 2, 2019
    Ruth recently brought you the most viewed foreign law reports of 2018, and today we are excited to bring you the most viewed Global Legal Monitor articles of 2018! The Global Legal Monitor is written by the Law Library’s foreign legal specialists, and brings you the latest legal news from around the world. You can […]
    Robert Brammer