Get essential facts below. View Videos or join the discussion. Add to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media. is the online database of United States Congress legislative information. is a joint project of the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate and the Government Publishing Office.[1] was in beta in 2012, and beta testing ended in late 2013.[1] officially launched on July 5, 2016, superseding THOMAS,[2][3][4][5] the Library of Congress's original online database of congressional material, which had been launched in 1995.[6] The website was created by Library of Congress employees using the Solr open-source search platform.[3]

In fiscal year 2015, the Library of Congress reported 36 million page views for[1]


The resource is a comprehensive, Internet-accessible source of information on the activities of Congress, including:


  1. ^ a b c Mazmanian, Adam (April 28, 2016). "Library of Congress to retire Thomas". Federal Computer Week. Archived from the original on June 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Weber, Andrew. "Introducing!". Law Library of Congress.
  3. ^ a b Kolawole, Emi (September 19, 2012). " launches; THOMAS legislative database gets a face lift". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Howard, Alex (September 19, 2012). "Congress launches in beta, doesn't open the data - O'Reilly Radar". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "". Rutgers University Libraries. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Gewirtz, David (May 4, 2016). "So long, Inside the retirement of a classic Web 1.0 application". ZDNet. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016.

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