Daily Archives: October 9, 2012

New Federal Government Websites

Two new federal government websites are making it easier to find government information online.  One of the new websites is Congress.gov, which is in an initial beta version.  This website currently contains legislation from 2001 to the present and congressional member profiles from 1973 to the present.  Congress.gov will replace the Library of Congress’s THOMAS.gov website by the end of 2014 and will incorporate all of the information available on THOMAS.gov. You can read more about Congress.gov and THOMAS.gov here.

The other new website is eCFR.gov.  This website contains a current, daily updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations.  It replaces eCFR.gopaccess.gov and operates on an upgraded software and hardware platform, providing an interface that is similar to other Federal Register publications on FDsys (the Federal Digital System).

If you are looking for government information, also check out the Law Library’s research guides on the subject: Federal Legislation and Statutes, Federal Bills and Proposed Legislation, and Federal Regulations.