Tag Archives: GovTrack

Schuman et al.: Where does the legislative data go?

Video and slides have been posted of Daniel Schuman and colleagues’ presentation entitled Where does the data go? given at the U.S. Congress’s Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force meeting, 24 February 2014 in Washington, DC. The video of the … Continue reading

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Mill on Scout, Free Access to Law, and Open Legal Data

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation has posted the text of his presentation on tracking government information and open legal data, given 26 April 2013 at the AzALL Congressional Information Symposium, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Here is the introduction to … Continue reading

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Bill Summaries at GovTrack

Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s GovTrack free access to law and e-participation service now includes summaries of selected legislation, according to Dr. Aviad Eilam‘s post entitled Update: Adding Bill Summaries, at GovTrack Blog. Here is an excerpt of the post: Here at … 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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Mill: Sunlight Foundation releases Congress API

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation points us to Sunlight Congress API released yesterday. Here is a description: A live JSON API for the people and work of Congress, provided by the Sunlight Foundation. Features Lots of features and data … Continue reading

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Tauberer: New GovTrack Bill Prognosis Methodology Page, with Charts

Dr. Joshua Tauberer has created a new bill prognosis methodology page for GovTrack, his U.S. federal open legislative data service. The page includes (on right screen) three tabs of charts demonstrating output and functioning of the prognosis methodology. The third … Continue reading

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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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Tauberer: Changes to GovTrack Bill Prognosis

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has posted Bill prognosis gets a few improvements, at the GovTrack Blog. He writes: …I’m adding three new factors to GovTrack’s analysis: whether the bill was introduced in the first 90 days of the Congress, … Continue reading

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Yano et al.: Textual Predictors of Bill Survival in Congressional Committees

Tae Yano and Professor Dr. Noah A. Smith, both of Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute, and Professor Dr. John D. Wilkerson of the University of Washington Deaprtment of Political Science, presented a paper entitled Textual Predictors of Bill Survival … Continue reading

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Ruby Wrapper for GovTrack API

Noah Litvin announced last week that he has written “an unofficial Ruby wrapper for the GovTrack API“. GovTrack is Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s free and open legislative data and e-participation service for U.S. federal legislation. The readme for the Ruby wrapper … Continue reading

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