A Step Forward for Legislative Data

By the start of the next Congress, greater opportunities will exist for the public to have better access to information about the legislative process thanks to language included in a House Appropriations bill. The language, championed by Representative Quigley, directs the Clerk to work with the Librarian of Congress and Public Printer to publish bill status information in a way that computers can easily process, making it easily reusable by apps and websites. This step is critical to helping make sure that the third party sites used by Members of Congress, their staff, and the public can continue to make timely and authoritative legislative information available. Learn more from CREW here. For more information about the work being done to open up legislative data, visit the Congressional Data Coalition.

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