Alerts are emails sent to you when a measure (bill or resolution), nomination, or member profile has been updated with new information.

Updates to actions, bill text, cosponsors, or summaries will trigger a legislation alert.

Nomination alerts are sent when a new action is added.

Member alerts are sent when a member sponsors or cosponsors a bill. Note: Set up an alert on the bill, not the member, to be alerted to later changes to the bill.

The Congressional Record alert notifies you when the latest issue is available on Congress.gov.

Saved search alerts are sent whenever the number of items in your saved search results changes.

How to set up alerts for Legislation, Nominations and Member Profiles

  1. Sign in once each time you open your browser for the first time by selecting the red Sign In link found at the top right of the home page. (New user? Register now.)
  2. Find a bill, resolution, nomination or member profile of interest by searching or browsing.
  3. Select the Get Alerts link located under the measure title, nomination main heading or member's name above the overview.
  4. Select the Confirm link on the popover.
  5. Alert emails will be sent to you once there is new data added to Congress.gov that matches your alerts. If there is no new information matching your alert criteria you will not receive an email.

How to set up alerts for the Congressional Record

  1. Sign in once each time you open your browser for the first time by selecting the red Sign In link found at the top right of the home page. (New user? Register now.)
  2. Go to the Congressional Record page by selecting the link under the Congress.gov banner.
  3. Select the Get Alerts link located under the Congressional Record banner.
  4. Select the Confirm link on the popover.
  5. An alert email will be sent to you when the Congressional Record has been updated.

How to set up alerts for a Saved Search

  1. Sign in once each time you open your browser for the first time by selecting the red Sign In link found at the top right of the home page. (New user? Register now.)
  2. Compose and run a search from any Congress.gov search page, against any collection or combination of collections.
  3. Save the search by selecting the Save this Search link on the top left of the search results page.
  4. Enter a title (i.e., name) for your search, and if desired, a description. Select the Save button. If you already have a search with the same title, you will be prompted to choose a unique title
  5. Select Get Alerts from the confirmation message that appears when your search has been successfully saved.
  6. To request alerts for previously saved searches, click on your sign in name at the top right of the page, then select Saved Searches. Find the search you wish to receive alerts on and select the Get Alerts link at the end of the row. Click on the Confirm button in the confirmation message that appears.

How to cancel alerts

  1. Sign in once each time you open your browser for the first time by selecting the red Sign In link found at the top right of the home page.
  2. Select your sign in email name that appears in red at the top right of the page.
  3. Select Alerts from the popover window.
  4. Locate the alert you wish to cancel and select the Cancel Alert link on the same line.
  5. Another way to cancel an alert is to go to the bill, resolution, nomination or member profile page on which you have set up an alert, or to the Congressional Record main page, and select the Cancel Alerts link.

RSS Notifications

Congress.gov also offers RSS feeds, which can be received via email as well as through your browser's RSS feed reader, for Most-Viewed Bills, Search Tips, Appropriations Tables, Bill Presented to the President, On the House Floor Today, On the Senate Floor Today, and In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress. See RSS and Email Alerts for details and to sign up.