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Reader Question: How many laws are there in the United States?

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Edward asks: Hello, trying to find out how many laws there are within our federal government. Nowhere can I find an answer citing back to ...

GovTrack’s Summer/Fall Updates

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 1:49 p.m.

Here’s what’s been improved on GovTrack in the summer and fall of this year. Permalinks to individual paragraphs in bill text is now provided (example). ...

It wasn’t the least productive Congress after all

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 6:46 p.m.

UPDATE: 12/25/2014: Because of a discrepancy in bill status as published by Congress, I over-counted by 1. There were 296 new laws in the 113th ...

Did my representative enact enough bills?

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 12:13 p.m.

One common way legislator performance is measured is by how many laws a representative or senator got enacted. Like all quantitative measures, a count of ...