Posted by Mac in government 10 years ago
OpenCongress brings together official government information with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress. Small groups of political insiders and lobbyists know what's really going on in Congress. Now, everyone can be an insider.  
OpenCongress is a free, open-source, non-profit, and non-partisan web resource with a mission to help make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement.  
OpenCongress brings together, for the first time in one place, all the best data on what's really happening in Congress:  
* Official information from Thomas, the website of the Library of Congress, made available by all the bills, Members of Congress, votes, committee reports, issue areas, and more.  
* News articles about Congress from Google News.  
* Blog posts about Congress from Technorati and Google Blog Search.  
* Campaign contribution information from, the website of the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.  
OpenCongress makes it easy for anyone to track a bill, Member of Congress, or issue area, and to follow the latest developments by subscribing to an RSS feed for each. Our Congress Gossip Blog highlights useful news and blog reporting every day from around the web, and solicits tips and link suggestions from political bloggers, citizen journalists, and the public.