Congress

Congress


Keep on top of Congress.

* Find your representatives, see how they vote
* See what bills are coming up for a vote next
* Search for bills and votes you should know about
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of just about everything

Answers to common questions:

* Members of Congress don't have public email addresses.
* The app DOES NOT do anything on boot, unless you enable notifications - in which case, it quickly schedules notification checks, and then stops.
* The app is allowed to make phone calls ONLY when you tap the "Call" button for a member of Congress.
* The app uses your location ONLY to find your local representative. Your location data is encrypted during transmission to our servers, and your latitude and longitude are not stored on the app or on our servers.
* The app requests to write to external storage only to cache map tiles.
* We collect anonymous app usage statistics by default. To opt out: from the main screen, tap the menu on the top right, tap Settings, then uncheck "Allow Analytics".

Finally, this app is proudly open source:
https://github.com/sunlightlabs/congress-android

Recent changes:
* Unfortunately: we've had to remove the News tab. Google announced their API shutdown years ago, and there's no viable alternative.
* Fortunately: more context for votes. (For example, names of nominees.)
* New and improved source for photos of members of Congress.
* Updated district maps to be scrollable, zoom-able, and more stable.
* Dropped support for Android 2.2 (Froyo).

As always, please email all effusive praise (and bug reports) to [email protected]
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About Congress
Keep on top of Congress.

* Find your representatives, see how they vote
* See what bills are coming up for a vote next
* Search for bills and votes you should know about
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of just about everything

Answers to common questions:

* Members of Congress don't have public email addresses.
* The app DOES NOT do anything on boot, unless you enable notifications - in which case, it quickly schedules notification checks, and then stops.
* The app is allowed to make phone calls ONLY when you tap the "Call" button for a member of Congress.
* The app uses your location ONLY to find your local representative. Your location data is encrypted during transmission to our servers, and your latitude and longitude are not stored on the app or on our servers.
* The app requests to write to external storage only to cache map tiles.
* We collect anonymous app usage statistics by default. To opt out: from the main screen, tap the menu on the top right, tap Settings, then uncheck "Allow Analytics".

Finally, this app is proudly open source:
https://github.com/sunlightlabs/congress-android

Recent changes:
* Unfortunately: we've had to remove the News tab. Google announced their API shutdown years ago, and there's no viable alternative.
* Fortunately: more context for votes. (For example, names of nominees.)
* New and improved source for photos of members of Congress.
* Updated district maps to be scrollable, zoom-able, and more stable.
* Dropped support for Android 2.2 (Froyo).

As always, please email all effusive praise (and bug reports) to [email protected]

User reviews of Congress
Awesome app! You can check up on what's on the agenda for Congress today, on new bills and laws, get notifications on bills you particularly care about, and easily contact legislators, among other things.
Dec 15, 2011
Very cool app. Works well on my Xoom.
Apr 17, 2011
Absolutely necessary. I can check up on Congress and read bills anywhere!
Mar 25, 2011
Anthony would love this app, considering you can get all the information about your local officials you need to harass them and watch their every political move in real time.
Feb 15, 2011
This is fantastic. I love the links to the official outside sources for the laws.
Dec 21, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Wednesday 8:03 AM
Sunlight Foundation's Congress is well designed, easy to use, and very informative. I appreciate how easy it is to check on the activity of my local representatives. Now if only there was an app to hide overly opinionated app reviews ;-)
A Google User
5 days ago
Fantastic! It's just what I wanted! An app that simply gives you the info on what congress is doing and that's it! It let's you follow bills and people and it doesn't give you opinions. All it gives you is facts and it's wonderful!
A Google User
Dec 8, 2014
Love this app! It's almost addicting to watch the republic crumble, minute by minute. Now pardon me whilst I take my ulcer medication...
A Google User
Dec 5, 2014
I'm lovin it! This app is McDonalds! It allows me to follow the worthless politicians that are elected to steal my money and take more and more power away from the individual! It's awesome! Highly recommended.
A Google User
Dec 2, 2014
Great app to watch Congress I find this app very useful with researching Bills and how the votes tally through Congress