May 7, 2021

Reference: The U.S. Congress Votes Database From the Washington Post

The U.S. Congress Votes Database (Free) A searchable database that presents some of the data with infographics. The U.S. Congress Votes Database documents every vote and member of the House and Senate since 1991. Data is pulled from several sources, including the House clerk, the U.S. Senate and the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. […]

U.S. Congress: A Preview of the New House.gov Web Site is Now Online

A preview of the new U.S. House of Representatives web site is now available You can access the preview at: preview.house.gov. According to the developers the new site is “more powerful” and easier to navigate when compared to what will soon become the “old” version of House.gov. One change that is quite noticeable is direct […]

Tracking the Public Online Information Act (POIA) Legislation Through Congress Using Govtrack.us

On Monday, we posted news (via the Sunlight Foundation) that the Public Online Information Act (POIA) was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress by Rep. Steven Israel (D-NY) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). The Sunlight Foundation Blog and a news release use the words “landmark” and “monumental” to describe the legislation. Direct to Monday’s INFOdocket post […]

"Government-recorded Hearings Now Being Added to the Video Library"

From the C-SPAN Video Library Blog The C-SPAN Video Library now contains committee hearings produced by House and Senate committees. C-SPAN can only record a limited number of committees every day. However, a number of House and Senate committees have installed their own equipment to webcast their committee proceedings. These webcasts are now scattered across […]