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LexisNexis Congressional Universe

Content Comparison

GPO Access, Thomas, and CQ.COM vs. LexisNexis Congressional

Content LexisNexis Congressional GPO Access Library of Congress THOMAS CQ.COM
CIS indexing & abstracts to congressional publications 1970-current No No No
CIS Legislative Histories 1984-current No No No
Full text of bills 1989-current 1993-current 1989-current 1995-current
Bill tracking 1989-current (includes CRS bill digest) 1983-current1 1973-current (includes CRS bill digest) 1995-current (includes CRS bill digest)
Hot bills feature Yes No Yes2 No
Congressional Testimony/Hearings Testimony: 1993-current

Hearings: 1988-current

1997-current (select) Selected House hearings, 1997-current 1995-current (select)
Congressional committee reports 1990-current 1995-current 1995-current 1995-current
Congressional committee prints 1996-current (includes 15% of committee prints) 1995-current (select) No No
Congressional Committee Votes Yes No Some via committee web pages Yes
Congressional documents 1995-current 1995-current No No
Congressional Record 1985-current 1994-current 1989-current 1995-current
Voting records in Congress 1988-current 1999 1989-current 1991-current
Congressional committee information Yes Yes Yes, via committee web pages Yes
Congressional committee schedules Yes No Yes Yes
United States Code Current 1994, plus supplements Yes, via link to GPO Access Yes, via link to U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
Public Laws 1988-current 1995-current 1973-current Yes
Statutes at Large From 1789 via separate module No No No
Federal Register 1980-current 1995-current Yes, via link to GPO Access 1997-current
Code of Federal Regulations All titles All titles Yes, via link to GPO Access Yes, via link to GPO Access
Member information 1995-current 1995-current (including Pictorial Directory) Yes, via member web pages 1995-current
Member profiling capability Yes No No Yes
Member campaign finance data 1989-current No No Some
Member financial disclosures 1991-current No No No
Political Action Committee contributions 1989-current No No No
Congressional rules House and Senate House rules only No No
CQ Weekly Report No No No 1983-current
CQ Researcher No No No No
CQ Daily Monitor No No No Yes
Roll Call Yes No No No
The Hill Yes No No No
Washington Post, Section A Yes No No No

1 GPO provides a very basic bill tracking report via its History of Bills.

2  Available via Major Legislation link on THOMAS home page.

3  All officially submitted testimony is available from 1993-present.  Select congressional hearing transcripts are available from 1988-present.

 

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