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THOMAS made a bunch of updates
This may pose a risk to your scrapers. Though the Dublin Core elements may simplify getting at least those elements. Also, I'm not entirely sure, but I think...
Dec 18, 2010
Bill H1064 has no title
I noticed this morning that house bill 1064 does not have a title. On Thomas.gov it appears to be: To provide for evidence-based and promising practices...
Dec 17, 2010
GovTrack docs location change
Hey all, On account of wikispam, I've moved all of the current documentation to http://www.govtrack
data.xpd and ...
Dec 4, 2010
Just a heads-up to Josh and others using the vote files: two Democratic senators were sworn in yesterday and voted today. Joe Manchin of WV and Chris Coons of...
Nov 19, 2010
Treaties and Nominations
Hi all, Does GovTrack have any plans to add Treaties and Presidential Nominations to its set of structured data? Or, is it there and I'm missing it? I'm ...
Nov 11, 2010
POPVOX beta - Changing constituent communication
Hi all, I want to share with you a new project that I am working on, called POPVOX.com <http://www.
. This is a new direction for me, going away from...
Nov 8, 2010
Bill summaries now including LOC footer text
The summaries of bills are now pulling in some crazy footer text from the LOC website. Example: http://www.govtrack
h4213.xml The footer...
Oct 14, 2010
Action should be classified as a vote
There's a recent "ping pong" vote that didn't get picked up as one on H.R. 553: http://www.govtrack
h553.xml The third vote, the House...
Oct 13, 2010
Machine-readable bill cost estimates?
Hello there. I'm the developer for washingtonwatch.
com and have done quite a bit of work on gathering data for earmarks. (http://washingtonw
Sep 13, 2010
Hey all, I've joined a former congressional staffer and a (soon to be former) lobbyist on a new project to fix the cacophony-driven channels constituents are...
Aug 25, 2010
Bills Voting Schedule
It would be helpful to me to be able to know when a bill in congress is going to be voted on before the actual vote. Is that schedule in the data somewhere....
Aug 19, 2010
Missing passage <vote> tag
I've spotted what I think is an <action> that should be a <vote>
, in the following House bill: http://www.govtrack
Jul 3, 2010
Bills missing from bill index
Josh & All, I was wondering if anyone might have an explanation as to what might have happened to House bill 3791 and Senate bill 1403 in the bill index file....
Jul 1, 2010
Status of archival data
Hey, Just a status update. A while back I started importing roll call votes from 1789 to 1989 from Professor Keith Poole. As per a thread not too long ago, the...
Jun 19, 2010
Josh, How often do you update the photo subdirectory with changes e.g. Scott Brown? What is the process used? I there any way your user community can help?...
Jun 16, 2010
Delta bill data
Has anyone found a way to only pull bill data from bills that have had a last action update in say the last 24 hours? I would like to be able to create a list...
Jun 16, 2010
Fwd: [sunlightlabs] The Drumbone API
I think anyone interested in this is probably already on the sunlightlabs list, but belatedly just in case.... ... Subject: [sunlightlabs] The Drumbone API ...
Jun 14, 2010
Hey Josh, I'm noticing some mal-formed XML in some of the bill text files. For example, on line 10750 of 111/h/h4173_
rfs-eas.xml (this is a cmp of the...
Jun 2, 2010
Just FYI, two issues I'm seeing: - Rolls from the keithpoole data source use a different naming scheme than we see elsewhere. e.g. 'h16.xml
39; rather than...
May 27, 2010
Last 7 house vote XML docs have a bad voter row
Just caught this - h2010-205 through h2010-211 all have a mysterious voter with no ID or district information: <voter id="0" vote="+
May 26, 2010
new version of Congress111
There is a new version of Congress111 in the app store for anyone that is interested. The ui has been updated along with the Congressional database. There is...
May 13, 2010
Bad PVS id in people.xml
This one's in people.xml. Bobby Jindal carries a PVS id (26879<http:
) which has apparently been retired and replaced...
May 2, 2010
votesmart id problems in people.xml?
Hi govtrackers, We just discovered that there are some votesmart ids in people.xml that are appearing more than once, and a wrong when we check against ...
Apr 17, 2010
district center/zoom data and people.xml at-large districts
Hi Josh & al., I'm writing some map JS , I wonder if you'd be able to point me to or release the data used by...
Apr 16, 2010
What makes a <vote> and what makes an <action>
Hi all, In the XML for bills, I've gathered that <vote> actions are for passage votes, both voice and roll call, and don't include procedural votes. This is...
Apr 12, 2010
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
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