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Congress.gov Replaces Thomas.gov

For almost 20 years, Thomas has been the official source for federal legislative information.  Now, users trying to access Thomas will be directed to Congress.gov.


As of now, Congress.gov is a beta site and will remain a beta site until the shifting of all data sets from Thomas is complete.  The full transition is expected at the end of 2014, and at this time Thomas will be permanently retired.

Congress.gov replaces Thomas with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on Thomas except nominations, treaties and communications.  As mentioned above, all data sets will be included by the end of this year.

If you are interested in learning how to navigate the new platform, online training is available.  Sign up here.

Congress.Gov Replacing Thomas



The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies. The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov.

Beginning Nov. 19, typing Thomas.gov into a web browser will automatically redirect to Congress.gov. Thomas Twitter followers will be transferred to the Congress.gov Twitter account. THOMAS.gov will remain accessible from the Congress.gov homepage through late 2014 before it is retired.

To help ease the transition for users from THOMAS.gov to the new site, the Library of Congress is offering online training webinars over the next few months. Complete this form if you wish to register for a training webinar.