Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A searchable list, by topic, of active legislation in the U.S. Congress.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. The searchable list makes it easy to look for certain topics such as assault weapons and a balanced budget.
Where you get it: Go to beta.congress.gov. Click on the “Active Legislation” link at the top of the home page.
How much does it cost: The information is free.