The Congressional Record
By Library of Congress
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Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office.
With this app you can:
- Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date: January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) to the present
- Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents
- Copy text within documents
- Share documents via email
- Save documents to your preferred PDF reader
- Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties, and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Senate
The Congressional Record contains the debates, proceedings, and activities of the Congress of the United States. The Congressional Record is published in four parts: House of Representatives, Senate, Extension of Remarks, and Daily Digest. The Daily Digest provides a summary of the day's activities.
What's New in Version 1.5
- Support for iPhone and iPod touch devices
- Support for Retinal displays
- Added ability to copy text from the Congressional Record
- Enhanced search
- General enhancements
I'm totally shocked that the "PowersThatBe"
Have allowed such a tool and outlet of raw information into the publics hand. This info can still be acquired theough your home pc now but the difference in numbers of people that would take the time to goto the site and read up compared to having this direct pipeline is probably 100 to 1 or higher. Either they had no control or the "PTB" simply don't care because in their minds we the public won't do anything if we see a wrong happen. An example would be the birth certificate and knowledge that our president is not a natural born citizen and yet nobody has done anything.
This app works well for me so far, and I haven't had any problems. It loads quickly and displays the scanned copy of the Congressional Record well. I'm looking forward to seeing it updated for the iPhone 5's screen. I also think it would fit in better as a Newsstand app - I think I would read it more regularly if it were just downloaded there every morning with my newspapers. Other than that, I really like it, and I'm glad the LOC decided to go digital with this.
When the app is used with the voiceover screen reader, the buttons an interface elements read fine, but the text does not read it all. It's as though it does not exist. This makes the app perfectly useless for a blind person, as they cannot read the Congressional record!
I am sad to see that the Library of Congress, the home of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, is producing an inaccessible app. Blind citizens have just as much of a right to know what their Congress is doing, and I fear that you have failed them! I hope you fix this soon.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jul 06, 2012
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 4.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Library Of Congress
- ©United States Government Work
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.