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Website of the Week for April 25, 2005

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive

 

GovTrack, http://www.govtrack.us/

Looking for a free source for tracking the status of Congressional bills? GovTrack is the answer.

This free website lets you select subjects or bills to monitor and then sends you email messages about action on those items. LexisNexis and Westlaw provide similar services, but they are available only to users with subscriptions. Thomas, http://thomas.loc.gov, provides bill text and status information, but does not offer a monitoring service.

GovTrack obtains its data from Thomas and other government websites and is generally two days behind current events.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington