September 24th, 2012 by Steven Kowalik
Public Beta Site Provides Free, Fact-Based Legislative Information
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), unveiled Congress.gov, a new public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information. Congress.gov features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. Congress.gov, at beta.congress.gov, eventually will replace the public THOMAS system and the congressional Legislative Information System (LIS).
“The new, more robust platform reaffirms for the 21st century Congress’s vision of a vital legislative information resource for all Americans,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “It is fitting that we announce this new resource within days of Constitution Day, celebrating the establishment of our representative democracy. Continual enhancements to and now reinvention of this resource reflect the Library’s commitment to Congress’s goal to open the legislative process to the American people and promote an informed democracy.”
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