Using Search Within
After executing a search from the main search box, you can narrow your results set by searching within your results. Check Search Within on the right of the search box and enter your additional search terms. All of your search terms, original and additional, will be displayed at the top of your results. You can remove any term from your search by clicking on it.
From a committee profile, check Search Within to search only legislation and committee reports associated with that committee. Senate committee profiles also include nominations, executive communications, and treaty documents (where applicable).
From a member profile, check Search Within to search only legislation (bills, resolutions, and amendments) sponsored or cosponsored by the member.
Filters and Search Within can be used together.
After executing a search from quick or advanced search, you can narrow or expand your results set by adding or deleting criteria from the search form at the top of the results page.
- Search Tools
- Introduction to Search
- How to Pick a Search Page
- Advanced Search
- Refining Search Results with Filters
- Using Search Within
- Word Variants and Case
- Navigating Search Results
- Action Search Scope Notes
- Field Value Lists
- Download Your Congress.gov Search Results
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