Refer to the examples listed below to better understand some of the best ways to utilize CQ's searching and alerting functionality.
Example Searches & Alerts
Hearings & Markups
If you're looking to track what happens in hearings or markups for a specific committee or subcommittee, follow these steps:
1. Select 'Committee Coverage' and 'Hot Docs' as your sources.
2. Select 'Committees' as your subtopic and choose the specific committee/subcommittee you'd like to track.
3. Or, select 'Bills' as your subtopic and select the bills you'd like to track.
4. Click 'Search.'
5. Click 'Save as Alert' in the upper righthand corner.
6. Now, you'll get a real-time email whenever a transcript for a hearing is released; when CQ's proprietary coverage of markups is released; when votes occur, and so on.
Keywords & Bills
If you have a specific bill or set of bills you'd like to track, you may want to set an alert to be notified about any relevant updates as they relate to the bill(s). Here's how:
1. Select the sources you see below.
2. Select 'Bills' as a subtopic.
3. Enter the bill numbers you'd like to track.
4. Hit 'Search.'
5. Click 'Save as Alert' in upper righthand corner.
If you'd like to be alerted about major actions, speeches, proposed amendments or co-sponsorships of a specific member of Congress, select the appropriate sources, (see below for an example), and then 'Members' as a subtopic.