Currently, only bills from the current Congress are included.
Release of the bills in bulk XML is a key goal of the #freeTHOMAS movement and a longstanding goal of the open government data community.
The House bills are the second major Congressional data set to be released in bulk XML this month; the first was the House floor proceedings in bulk XML.
Here are links to selected posts about the availability of this new legislative data set:
- Daniel Schuman: Access to Legislation Gets Better, Promise of More to Come
- Joshua Tauberer: On the new bulk bill XML from GPO
- Nick Judd: House Republicans Release More Data Catnip for Developers
- Alex Howard: Open data of U.S. House legislation now available in bulk format
Please see the comments to this post for links to additional resources about this issue.
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