I think anyone interested in this is probably already on the
sunlightlabs list, but belatedly just in case....
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Subject: [sunlightlabs] The Drumbone API
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 14:51:29 -0400
From: Eric Mill <eric@...
I posted today to the Labs blog about a new API we've been using
inside the Labs, that I just made public, called the Drumbone API:
Basically, it's JSON/JSONP for legislators, bills, and votes, with
lots of denormalization and support for partial responses. Ideal for
mobile apps and JS-based widgets, which is exactly what we use
Drumbone for. The service is written in Ruby, with Sinatra, on
The bill and vote data is all GovTrack data, so if you use it, I
encourage you to attribute them and not Sunlight.
Hope it's of some use to people!
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