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  • H.R.3359
    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018
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    Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of November 11, 2018
    H.R.5428 - Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act H.R.6 - SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 H.R.1 - An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018. H.R.392 - Fairness for High-Skilled […]

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  • The Cité Judiciaire (“Judicial City”) of Luxembourg – Pic of the Week November 15, 2018
    The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist covering French speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a conference. During a walking tour of the old city, I was able to see […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • 40 Years of ICWA November 13, 2018
    November 8 was the 40th anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act [25 U.S.C. Section 1901-1963], also known as ICWA. Throughout the late 1800s and 1900s, indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and sent to Indian boarding schools, either via provisions in treaties or by other methods. By the 1960s and 1970s, indigenous […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • The Law Library of Congress commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I November 9, 2018
    This post is coauthored by Jim Martin, senior legal information analyst, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. The Law Library of Congress would like to take the opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our brave veterans who proudly served the cause of freedom over a century ago in World War I. The Law Library invites you to […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – When the Constitution, Laws, and Political Participation of Minorities Clash November 6, 2018
    The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Several days ago, in the middle of a conversation about our everyday lives and the upcoming midterm elections, a friend of mine looked at me, and asked out of the blue, “Do you know that there is a […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Congress.gov Search Tip – How to Track Specific Changes to Legislation with Email Alerts November 5, 2018
    The Congress.gov team recently improved saved search alerts for legislation. This improvement applies to searches that are performed from the legislation homepage search form and the advanced search form. Initially, saved search alerts for legislation provided you with a list of new items added to your search results list, as well as of items already in your […]
    Robert Brammer
  • A New Chinese Court in an Old American Building – Pic of the Week November 2, 2018
    A few months ago, I wrote a Global Legal Monitor article on a decision by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee to create the country’s first financial court in Shanghai, the Shanghai Financial Court. According to the decision, the new court is specialized in handling financial cases. It has the status of an intermediate court and […]
    Laney Zhang
  • Happy Birthday European Union! November 1, 2018
    On November 1, 1993, the “Treaty on European Union” (Maastricht Treaty) entered into force, marking “…a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe”. The Maastricht Treaty officially established the European Union (EU), but the journey to its establishment began as early as 1957 with the signing of the Rome Treaties. […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Pic of the Week – A Look inside the Public Vault at the Congressional Cemetery October 31, 2018
    A shared fascination with Washington D.C.’s history draws people from across the world to visit the United States Capitol, the Library of Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and the District’s many museums. One site that visitors frequently overlook is the final resting place of many of the authors of Washington’s early history, the […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets” October 30, 2018
    The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a 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 Engagement under Japanese Law and Imperial House Rules, Is the Sound of Children Actually Noise?, How to Boost your Medal Count in the Olympics, South Korean-Style, Two Koreas Separated […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Calendars and Schedules on Congress.gov October 29, 2018
    When Congress passed the Library of Congress’ budget (H.R.5895) for FY2019, H. Rept. 115-696—LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2019—included the following language related to Congress.gov: Congress.gov Calendar: Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office shall update the Congress.gov website to include […]
    Andrew Weber