Launches Beta


The Library of Congress has announced the launch of, a new resource for United States legislative information. was created as the successor to THOMAS ( the current public site for federal legislative. The new site, which is currently being beta tested, contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, member of Congress profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972). Over the next two years, will be adding information and features, eventually incorporating all of the information currently available on THOMAS. Users of can search across all of the content in the system (as of the launch, this includes bill text, summary and status, and Member profiles), refine results, quickly see the status of a bill on a timeline, and view the new Member pages with legislation sponsored and cosponsored. is also designed to dynamically fit the size of the user's screen, whether it is a monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone. The launch of marks the first public announcement of the eventual end of THOMAS, which will be deactivated once all content from it is migrated to