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  • S.J.Res.65
    A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • S.J.Res.67
    A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • H.J.Res.80
    Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code.
  • S.2107
    Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019
  • S.375
    Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019
  • S.394
    Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019
  • H.R.504
    DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of February 16, 2020
    H.R.5383 - New Way Forward Act S.J.Res.68 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress. H.J.Res.79 - Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. H.R.1865 - Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 […]

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

  • Join Us on March 5 for a Webinar on the IMF, World Bank, and WTO February 25, 2020
    Please join us on March 5, 2020, at 2pm for the webinar “Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, WTO.” My colleague Elizabeth Boomer and I will provide insight into the history, structure, key functions, and current developments at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Elizabeth Boomer earned a […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • How to Become a Lawyer Without Going to Law School February 24, 2020
    No, I’m not suggesting just hanging up a shingle without taking the bar. To do so would result in needing to get your own defense attorney instead of becoming one, since the unauthorized practice of law is a felony in many states. I’m referring to “reading the law,” the process of becoming a lawyer by apprenticing […]
    Robert Brammer
  • An Interview with Natella Boltyanskaya, Scholar in Residence February 21, 2020
    Interview with Natella Boltyanskaya, Scholar in Residence at the Law Library of Congress who is currently researching the means and extent of the support that was provided by American legislators to the Soviet human rights movement.
    Elin Hofverberg
  • Únete para mejorar el acceso a documentos jurídicos de España con la campaña Herencia February 19, 2020
    [Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés/Click here for the English version of this post.] Nos complace presentarles Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, el primer proyecto de crowdsourcing dedicado a documentos en otros idiomas aparte del inglés.  La Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te invita a ayudarnos a mejorar el acceso a nuestra colección […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Join the Library’s Herencia Campaign to Improve Access to Spanish Legal Documents February 19, 2020
    [Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] We are excited to launch, in late February, the Library’s first crowdsourcing project dedicated to papers in languages other than English, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. The Law Library of Congress invites you to help improve access to […]
    Stephen Mayeaux
  • From the Serial Set: Before It Was Presidents’ Day… February 18, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Bailey DeSimone, a library technician (metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. Correspondence between the Congress and the American public is essential in understanding legislative decision-making. Among the documents and journals of the Serial Set, we’ve discovered reprints of letters between Congress and the Washington family […]
    Stephen Mayeaux
  • A Congress.gov Interview with Owen Henry, Legislative Data Analyst February 14, 2020
    Today’s interview is with Owen Henry, a legislative data analyst in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background.  My parents both worked for the Department of the Interior over in Foggy Bottom, so I grew up living around Washington, DC. I got a degree in political science from Oberlin College, then went […]
    Andrew Weber
  • New Online Collection: Military Legal Resources February 13, 2020
    A new collection is now available on the law.gov website: Military Legal Resources. This collection includes material from the William Winthrop Memorial Library at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) is the legal arm of the United States Army, established on July […]
    Jennifer González
  • Join Us on February 27th for a Webinar on the Upcoming Israeli Election February 12, 2020
    On March 2, 2020, Israel is going to hold its third national election in 11 months, with the first having taken place on April 9, 2019, and the second on September 17, 2019. The current (22nd) Knesset (Israel’s parliament) was sworn in on October 3, 2019. Israel maintains a parliamentary system of government. No Knesset member was […]
    Ruth Levush
  • New Series of Webinars: Join Us on Feb. 20th for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law February 11, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new series of webinars on U.S. laws and legal resources. These classes are taught by reference librarians and designed to give a basic introduction to legal […]
    Barbara Bavis