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THOMAS is the database of United States Congress legislative information. It is operated by the Library of Congress and was launched in January 1995 at the inception of the 104th Congress. It is a comprehensive, Internet-accessible source of information on the activities of Congress, including:
- Bills & resolutions
- The texts of bills and resolutions
- Summaries and status
- Voting results, including how individual members voted
- Congressional Record, including the daily digest
- Presidential nominations
According to some sources,[who?] 'THOMAS' is an acronym for "The House [of Representatives] Open Multimedia Access System", but as of November 2006[update] this text is not apparent anywhere in the THOMAS Web site. This explanation may be a backronym.
The Library of Congress created the Markup of US Legislation in Akoma Ntoso challenge in July 2013 to create representations of selected US bills using the most recent Akoma Ntoso standard within a couple months for a $5000 prize, and the Legislative XML Data Mapping challenge in September 2013 to produce a data map for US bill XML and UK bill XML to the most recent Akoma Ntoso schema within a couple months for a $10000 prize.
- Zetter, Kim (5 March 2009). "the database of United States Congress legislative information". Wired.
- Gheen, Tina (16 July 2013). "Library of Congress Announces First Legislative Data Challenge". Library of Congress.
- Gheen, Tina (10 September 2013). "Second Library of Congress Legislative Data Challenge Launched". Library of Congress.
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