Tag: Congress

Congress releases open data on bill status

Imagine searching Facebook, Google or Twitter for the status of a bill before Congress and getting an instant result. That future is now here, but it’s not evenly implemented yet. When the Library of Congress launched Congress.gov in 2012, they

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Email Congress Revamp

About a year ago, Sunlight, EFF, and over 150 civic hackers reverse-engineered Congress’ contact forms to create Contact-Congress – an open-source project in the @unitedstates organization on GitHub. This project, as previously highlighted, aims to codify (in an open data

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Democracy.io Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io was designed to solve this problem. (In the technology world, I/O refers to input/output, which aptly describes communicating with your representatives

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OpenGov Voices: 10 years of shining a light on money in politics with MapLight

MapLight Co-founder Daniel G. Newman. MapLight, a nonpartisan nonprofit I co-founded to track money’s influence on politics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It’s been an incredible decade of growth for us and the broader transparency and accountability field.

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