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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4.6
User ratings
8906
Installs
500,000+
Concerns
2
File size
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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]

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 13, 2015
I am excited about how easy this app makes it for me to actually get very involved in grassroot media politics during my retirement! I have one suggestion that would be helpful in setting up my account. I would like to see the "following star" indicated in the Senate and Representative lists. To make party level involvement easier to monitor. I haven't gotten it all set up yet, but I hope to sort my "following list" by party, committee etc. And then use group email for specific issues...Hope it will.
A Google User
Aug 9, 2015
Works extremely well This app gets five stars even though it is not flawless. It may not show everything ever happening at all times, but it does a fantastic job at presenting very important information about the convoluted Gordian Knot we call Congress, and it does so in a way that is easy for the public to understand. That in itself is a Herculean feat.
A Google User
Aug 7, 2015
Something like this one is needed!! Congress????
A Google User
Aug 5, 2015
Great App! This makes tracking my Rep and Senator very easy! I can also find their contact information within a few seconds thanks to this app! This makes voicing my thoughts much easier. Thank you so much for making this app!
A Google User
Jul 30, 2015
...excellent resource... ...like others in the reviews, i would much appreciate a "states' reps/government" app...i cannot imagine the amount of daily info that would surely entail...start with michigan--i'd pay for it!