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Signed vs Enacted in bill XML?
Is there a delay between when a bill is signed into law, and gets a <signed> item in its <actions> history, and when it gets an <enacted> item? I ask because...
Apr 5, 2010
Does anyone know where I can find a paper copy of HR2454? A friend is requesting it. I told them I would try to find out. Thanks Cynthia...
Apr 1, 2010
Problem getting voting records for specific bills-possible error in
Hello, I believe I have found an error in one of the source files: http://www.govtrack
xml Some of the voting records seem to...
Mar 30, 2010
finding a list of all votes associated with a particular bill
I'm trying to create a list of all recorded votes for a particular bill. Does anyone know of a simple way to do this?...
Mar 24, 2010
Does anyone know the definition of the two numeric columns in this file? The PersonID and the text column is obvious, but the other two aren't, though I...
Mar 20, 2010
Role attribute missing in committees.xml
I'm just starting to play with the GovTrack data, and I noticed that the committees table doesn't include a fully populated role attribute. The attribute...
Mar 20, 2010
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Mar 16, 2010
Removal of Unix date attributes
A while back I mentioned that I'd be removing from the GovTrack source XML data any date attributes in the Unix time format (seconds from 1/1/1970), which have...
Mar 12, 2010
Using GovTrack data? I want to promote it.
If you've built any tools using GovTrack data, like Twitter streams, mobile apps, new websites, etc., I'd like to list it either here: ...
Feb 9, 2010
Is there a way to notice that the people.xml dataset has changed and what changed. Currently I am uploading the file once a week to make sure I am current but...
Feb 8, 2010
Fwd: [COMFOOD:] USDA’s Open Gov Plan (new website: usda.gov/open)
... From: Daniel Bowman Simon <daniel@...> Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM Subject: [COMFOOD:] USDA’s Open Gov Plan (new website: usda.gov/open)...
Feb 8, 2010
Consolidating Multiple Equivalent Roll types?
So I'm applying some logic to the rolls, with the expectation that roll type being the key arbiter of meaning, i.e. what the roll means wrt the bill/amendment...
Jan 27, 2010
GovTrack Insider launches
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Jan 22, 2010
FYI: Missing data on 103/rolls/h1994-
So I'm adding constraints to my DB and found what seems to be a singular case where a Roll is missing data: It's 103/rolls/h1994-
68.xml: <roll where="
Jan 16, 2010
Committee reference issues: House Administration &c.
So I'm doing a bulk import of bills and finding a number of incongruent committee references under the bill committee activity section which aren't accounted...
Jan 9, 2010
Hey Josh, Noticing govtrack is missing co-sponsor data an all bills (at least all of the bills I have seen): ...
Jan 8, 2010
people.xml format change
Hi all. I've just changed the format of people.xml. It's been bugging me for a few years. The old people.xml in data/us/SESSION/
repstats continues to exist but...
Dec 26, 2009
Votes don't have all 435/441 House members
I was looking at a few recent votes and didn't see Pelosi listed anywhere, even in the Not Voting category. The issue seems to be upstream: I can't find Pelosi...
Dec 18, 2009
need some pointers
is there a RESTful way to get xml that tells me how a specific congressperson voted on a specific bill. For example, how did John Olver vote on bill HR3288? ...
Dec 17, 2009
Fwd: [poliparse] Share Your Tools for Transparency Examples
from the poliparse email list. ... From: Steven Clift <clift@...> Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:08 PM Subject: [poliparse] Share Your Tools for...
Dec 11, 2009
question about bill XML files
Hello, I'm reading the bill XML file wiki at http://wiki.
Bill_XML and I have two questions: 1. When a <status> element'
s child node...
Nov 21, 2009
Seeking coder for research project using congressional district look
Hi all, I am working on a research project and am looking for a coder to assist. I have a CSV file with individual address records that also contain latitude &...
Sep 24, 2009
GovTrack is now a project of Civic Impulse, LLC
FYI, I've formed a company called Civic Impulse (civicimpulse.
com) and GovTrack is (hereby) now a project of that company. -- - Josh Tauberer - GovTrack.us ...
Sep 18, 2009
Server upgrade done
Hi, all. GovTrack is on a new server that ought to be about 4 times more powerful than the last one. Dual quad core and tons of RAM. If you run into any...
Aug 14, 2009
Hi, all. I'm upgrading GovTrack'
s hardware soon. In the next few days the site will go down... and then some time later will come back up. Since Congress is on...
Aug 12, 2009
Hello, Will anyone from the list be attending Transparency Camp this weekend in Mountain View? Regards, Ilan...
Aug 8, 2009
Fixed URLs for House Bills
Josh et al: Is there someplace that HTML version of house bills (eg: HR3200) are available with fixed URLs? I'd like to massage the main table of contents to...
Aug 7, 2009
Hi, I recently created a Facebook application that relies on the GovTrack API. It allows people to search for bills, vote on them, post them to their walls,...
Jun 17, 2009
inconsistent data around Rep. Donna Christian-Green
Hello, I noticed today that the ids and data for Rep. Donna Christensen (aka Donna Christian-Green ?) appears to be inconsistent, and thought the list might be...
Jun 12, 2009
[Fwd: [open-gov] RFP: Enhanced Code of Federal Regulations]
Since I put some funding into this, I hope some people will help out... - Josh Tauberer - GovTrack.us http://razor.
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Jun 5, 2009
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