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1108Re: [govtrack] Re: Nicknames

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  • Josh Tauberer
    Jan 10, 2013
      For current Members of Congress, state & district (House) or state &
      lastname (Senate) often works well --- as long as the list is definitely
      up to date. (I'm assuming you have no IDs on the list used in any other
      public project.)

      - Josh Tauberer (@JoshData)


      On 01/10/2013 03:10 PM, Jason B wrote:
      > --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Josh Tauberer wrote:
      >> It's a little haphazard for senators, and in some cases these may go
      >> back to the database I started with in 2003. In the House the data now
      >> is based on how Members of Congress are referred to by the House Clerk,
      >> nickname and all. Starting this week, it's all via the
      >> https://github.com/unitedstates/congress-legislators project (patches
      >> welcome).
      > Appreciate the reply. I'm trying to match against an existing database, which I believe has the "common" name listed, but the matching is all over the place.
      > jason
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