Congress.gov was in beta in 2012, and beta testing ended in late 2013. Congress.gov officially launched on July 5, 2016, superseding THOMAS, the Library of Congress's original online database of congressional material, which had been launched in 1995. The website was created by Library of Congress employees using the Solropen-source search platform.
In fiscal year 2015, the Library of Congress reported 36 million page views for Congress.gov.
The resource is a comprehensive, Internet-accessible source of information on the activities of Congress, including: