In my experience, if a bill moves past being reported it moves very fast
to being voted on.
Here are some statistics for the current congress. Out of the 338 bills
that were reported out of committee and then were subsequently voted on
and for which my data files have the information easily encoded, 29 (8%)
had no intervening action and 276 (81%) had no action after being
reported until 24 hours before the vote. That leaves around 10%, which
is still a fair number. In those cases the actions are still within two
days of the vote.
Because of the time delay of information getting onto THOMAS, and then
into GovTrack, a two-day delay is just barely enough time for it to
matter. But, it could matter, so I'll put this on my to-do list.
- Josh Tauberer
- CivicImpulse / GovTrack.us
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"Members of both sides are reminded not to use guests of the
House as props."
On 11/21/2009 01:34 PM, Jesus Christ wrote:
> Are there any plans for adding a state code that signifies debate has ended and a call for a vote has been made? There seems to be a gap between state codes REPORTED and PASS_OVER.
> --- In email@example.com, Josh Tauberer<tauberer@...> wrote:
>> FYI for everyone, there is a new experimental "state" node at the top
>> there that is going to eventually replace "status". "state" is more
>> precise. There are some bugs that need to be fixed with it still,
>> though. I just added some preliminary docs here:
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