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U.S. House Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force report for 2012 is published

The U.S. House Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force report of activities for 2012 (which begins on page 679) has been published. [Click here to access the report by itself. HT Eric Mill] The report in part responds to recommendations … Continue reading

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May 22: House Legislative Data and Transparency Conference 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives will hold its second Legislative Data and Transparency Conference, 22 May 2013, in Washington, DC. Click here for the conference agenda. Click here for live video of the conference. The Twitter hashtag for the conference … Continue reading

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Schuman: U.S. House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data

Daniel Schuman, Esq., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an excerpt: On January 30th, the House of Representatives held a public meeting on its … Continue reading

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Videos of Legal Information-related Presentations at Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference

Click here for videos of legal information-related presentations at the Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference, an event of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, held 28 January 2013 at the U.S. Congress’s Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

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Public access to law-related data @ Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference

Public access to law-related data is likely to be addressed at Kick-starting the 113th Congress, an event of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, to be held 28 January 2013 at the U.S. Congress’s Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Public … Continue reading

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U.S. GPO releases House bills in bulk XML

Today the U.S. Government Printing Office has begun making U.S. House of Representatives’ legislative bills available for bulk download in XML, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/bulkdata/BILLS Currently, only bills from the current Congress are included. The user guide provides more details about the … Continue reading

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Mill: U.S. House of Representatives floor proceedings in bulk XML

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation points us to a new legislative bulk data resource: U.S. House of Representatives’ floor proceedings in bulk XML, 2005 to present (also called House Floor Activities Download). The announcement of the availability of these … Continue reading

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New Congressional Data Available for Free Bulk Download: Bill Data 1973- , Members 1789-

Two new free and open sources of bulk data about the U.S. Congress have been created by Eric Mill of Sunlight Foundation, Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack, and Derek Willis of the New York Times, and posted on GitHub: Congressional … Continue reading

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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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