I'm now mirroring the github:unitedstates projects in GovTrack's
The directories are now rsync'able as well.
For current info (113th Congress forward), these are now the
"official" locations for bill status, text (sans PDF), votes,
Members of Congress, committees, etc.
For bills, votes, and amendments, you'll find exactly the same XML
files as you're using now, just at a new location. Plus new JSON
files if you prefer to use that.
for more info.
Documentation on the new files is light, but hopefully I'll find
some time to update it here:
Next I'll be back-filling those directories with historical data.
Once all of the historical data is scraped using the new congress
project scrapers, and available in /data/congress, then I'll be
deprecating basically the whole /data/us directory. I hope to delete
that directory at the end of the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2015).
- Josh Tauberer (@JoshData)