Here is an excerpt:
So with software we acquired and modified for the purpose, we’ve been adding data to the bills in Congress, making it possible to learn automatically more of what they do. The bills published by the Government Printing Office have data about who introduced them and the committees to which they were referred. We are adding data that reflects:
- What agencies and bureaus the bills in Congress affect;
- What laws the bills in Congress affect: by popular name, U.S. Code section, Statutes at Large citation, and more;
- What budget authorities bills include, the amount of this proposed spending, its purpose, and the fiscal year(s).
- We are capturing proposed new bureaus and programs, proposed new sections of existing law, and other subtleties in legislation.
I think Jim presented this project at the 2013 House Legislative Data and Transparency Conference.
For more details, please see the complete post.