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
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Installs
500,000+
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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
6 days ago
Rad
A Google User
6 days ago
Absolutely agree that this app should be on every phone. This is excellent.
A Google User
Jan 18, 2015
Great Great app. Very useful pocket guide.
A Google User
Jan 16, 2015
Alonzo! This should be required reading for all citizens...
A Google User
Jan 15, 2015
Pretty Good App It has the most detail of any other apps in the same area. Gives you all the information on who your senator and representatives are. Also, you get all of the information on bills that are up for votes, how they were voted, who voted what way and what committees and subcommittees each are in. App is so far, so good.