Tag Archives: Bulk XML access to legislative data

Bruce, Mill, Schuman, Tauberer & Wonderlich: Recommendations on Public Access to Legislative Data

Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute; Daniel Schuman, Eric Mill, and John Wonderlich, all of the Sunlight Foundation; and Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack and POPVOX, have posted a new report entitled On Public Access to Legislative Information: Recommendations … Continue reading

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Google Endorses freeTHOMAS: Free Public Access to U.S. Federal Legislative Data in Bulk XML

Google has announced its support for Congress’s providing free public access in bulk XML to U.S. federal legislative data, in a new post by Seth Webb, Google’s Senior Policy Manager, entitled In Support of Legislative Transparency, on the Google Public … Continue reading

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Tauberer, Bruce, and Schuman Quoted: Congressional Data May Soon Be Easier to Use Online

David A. Fahrenthold has published Congressional Data May Soon Be Easier to Use Online, Washington Post, June 8, 2012. The article describes recent efforts to petition Congress to make U.S. federal legislative data — specifically the data underlying the THOMAS … Continue reading

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Schuman: Major Transparency Milestone in Bulk Access Statement

Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation has posted Major Transparency Milestone in Bulk Access Statement, on the Sunlight Foundation Blog. In this post, Mr. Schuman reports that on 6 June 2012 the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives issued … Continue reading

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House Committee Votes to Indefinitely Delay Public Bulk Access to U.S. Federal Legislative Data

[UPDATE, 7 June 2012]: Schuman: Major Transparency Milestone in Bulk Access Statement [UPDATE, 5 June 2012, 18:00 Eastern: Daniel Schuman reports: Issa Offers #FreeTHOMAS Amendment to Leg Approps Bill.] [UPDATE, 5 June 2012: Daniel Schuman says the language of the … Continue reading

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House Committee Considers Indefinitely Delaying Public Bulk Access to U.S. Federal Legislative Data

[NOTE, 4 June 2012: Daniel Schuman has just posted an update on this issue: #FreeTHOMAS.] [NOTE, 1 June 2012: Daniel Schuman has just posted an update on this issue: Bulk Access Developments after the H. Approps Hearing.] A draft U.S. … Continue reading

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