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  • codekiln
    Hi Darek, Thanks for your detailed response. Your record of ICPSRIDs would be a valuable to the project I am working on, but I have no idea if ICPSRIDs belong
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 2, 2011
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      Hi Darek,
      Thanks for your detailed response.

      Your record of ICPSRIDs would be a valuable to the project I am working on, but I have no idea if ICPSRIDs belong in the NYT Congress API. Netizens definitely have a need some kind of database id Rosetta Stone. Bioguide ID - ICPSRID isn't the only important connection. When I have assembled all the different corresponding ids I will ask the professor if I may publish the cross-references I have found.

      Thanks,
      Peter

      --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@...> wrote:
      >
      > Peter,
      >
      > We have ICPSRIDs for more than 2,600 members - if you think that would be a
      > valuable addition to the API, I'm happy to add that to the members response.
      > The committee names are tough because they can change from congress to
      > congress. So what was the House Banking Committee is now the House Financial
      > Services Committee. Depending on which party is in the majority, the House
      > Education and Labor Committee becomes the House Education and the Workforce
      > Committee, and so on. For my money, the official source is Congress itself,
      > which means looking up committee assignments in the Record, among other
      > methods. I haven't found phantom committees in Stewart's data, but rather
      > phantom assignments in which a member is recorded as a member of a committee
      > when official records do not reflect such an assignment.
      >
      > Derek
      >
      >
      >
      > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM, codekiln <ptr.nore@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Darek and Josh,
      > > Thanks for the citations and the info. Using people.xml I was able to
      > > extract ICPSRID for 165 out of the 793 identities I am researching; I've put
      > > the results below for google [2].
      > >
      > > It seems as though the four or five data sources I have located are not
      > > always consistent on the committee names. Darek, what official sources did
      > > you use to double check Stewart's data? I had actually wondered whether
      > > there were phantom committees in Stewart's data because the committee name
      > > capitalization is inconsistent and the assignments lack subcommittees.
      > >
      > > Thanks for tipping me off to your work at NYT Congress API; I noticed the
      > > "data for earlier Congresses will be available soon" note in the committee
      > > call documentation [1].
      > >
      > > What a lively digital community there is around politician data; it seems
      > > like every few months a new API appears online.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Peter
      > >
      > > [1] http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/congress_api#h3-committees
      > > [2]
      > > OSID|CRPNAME|govtrack_icpsrid
      > > N00000010|"Burton, Dan"|15014
      > > N00000048|"Hefley, Joel"|15419
      > > N00000153|"Neal, Richard E"|15616
      > > N00000245|"Kerry, John"|14920
      > > N00000270|"Markey, Edward J"|14435
      > > N00000275|"Frank, Barney"|14824
      > > N00000308|"Kennedy, Edward M"|10808
      > > N00000444|"Gregg, Judd"|14826
      > > N00000480|"Snowe, Olympia J"|14661
      > > N00000534|"Jeffords, James M"|14240
      > > N00000561|"Johnson, Nancy L"|15028
      > > N00000581|"Dodd, Christopher J"|14213
      > > N00000616|"Lieberman, Joe"|15704
      > > N00000652|"Shays, Christopher"|15449
      > > N00000659|"Lautenberg, Frank R"|14914
      > > N00000716|"Payne, Donald M"|15619
      > > N00000781|"Pallone, Frank Jr"|15454
      > > N00000834|"Saxton, Jim"|15112
      > > N00000964|"Rangel, Charles B"|13035
      > > N00001003|"Engel, Eliot L"|15603
      > > N00001024|"Lowey, Nita M"|15612
      > > N00001082|"Towns, Edolphus"|15072
      > > N00001093|"Schumer, Charles E"|14858
      > > N00001143|"Ackerman, Gary"|15000
      > > N00001214|"McNulty, Michael R"|15614
      > > N00001261|"Walsh, James T"|15630
      > > N00001267|"Boehlert, Sherwood"|15007
      > > N00001311|"Slaughter, Louise M"|15444
      > > N00001329|"Houghton, Amo"|15423
      > > N00001408|"Murtha, John P"|14072
      > > N00001509|"Kanjorski, Paul E"|15104
      > > N00001535|"Weldon, Curt"|15447
      > > N00001604|"Specter, Arlen"|14910
      > > N00001669|"Biden, Joseph R Jr"|14101
      > > N00001685|"Rockefeller, Jay"|14922
      > > N00001691|"Levin, Carl"|14709
      > > N00001701|"Mineta, Norman Y."|14257
      > > N00001758|"Grassley, Chuck"|14226
      > > N00001762|"Inouye, Daniel K"|4812
      > > N00001764|"Lugar, Richard G"|14506
      > > N00001783|"Dingell, John D"|2605
      > > N00001806|"Oberstar, James L"|14265
      > > N00001811|"Smith, Lamar"|15445
      > > N00001813|"Serrano, Jose E"|29134
      > > N00001817|"Young, C W Bill"|13047
      > > N00001821|"Hoyer, Steny H"|14873
      > > N00001861|"Waxman, Henry A"|14280
      > > N00001945|"Mikulski, Barbara A"|14440
      > > N00001955|"Cardin, Ben"|15408
      > > N00001979|"Sarbanes, Paul S"|13039
      > > N00002061|"Warner, John W"|14712
      > > N00002073|"Wolf, Frank R"|14869
      > > N00002091|"Craig, Larry"|14809
      > > N00002171|"Boucher, Rick"|15010
      > > N00002198|"Rahall, Nick"|14448
      > > N00002200|"Byrd, Robert C"|1366
      > > N00002214|"Mollohan, Alan B"|15083
      > > N00002247|"Coble, Howard"|15092
      > > N00002260|"Price, David"|15438
      > > N00002377|"Ballenger, Cass"|15402
      > > N00002423|"Hollings, Fritz"|11204
      > > N00002492|"Spratt, John M Jr"|15064
      > > N00002577|"Lewis, John"|15431
      > > N00002742|"Graham, Bob"|15503
      > > N00002782|"Stearns, Cliff"|15627
      > > N00002858|"Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana"|15634
      > > N00002877|"Shaw, E Clay Jr"|14860
      > > N00002982|"Bilirakis, Michael"|15006
      > > N00003126|"Gordon, Bart"|15100
      > > N00003132|"Cooper, Jim"|15019
      > > N00003209|"Duncan, John J Jr"|15455
      > > N00003254|"Tanner, John"|15628
      > > N00003328|"Cochran, Thad"|14009
      > > N00003329|"Lott, Trent"|14031
      > > N00003350|"Taylor, Gene"|15637
      > > N00003389|"McConnell, Mitch"|14921
      > > N00003437|"Bunning, Jim"|15406
      > > N00003473|"Rogers, Hal"|14854
      > > N00003522|"Kaptur, Marcy"|15029
      > > N00003651|"Regula, Ralph"|14045
      > > N00003660|"Gillmor, Paul E"|15604
      > > N00003709|"DeWine, Mike"|15020
      > > N00003736|"Oxley, Michael G"|14875
      > > N00003813|"Visclosky, Pete"|15124
      > > N00003950|"Levin, Sander"|15033
      > > N00004029|"Conyers, John Jr"|10713
      > > N00004070|"Kildee, Dale E"|14430
      > > N00004133|"Upton, Fred"|15446
      > > N00004207|"Harkin, Tom"|14230
      > > N00004280|"Leach, Jim"|14432
      > > N00004291|"Sensenbrenner, F James Jr"|14657
      > > N00004309|"Kohl, Herb"|15703
      > > N00004330|"Kleczka, Jerry"|15082
      > > N00004394|"Obey, David R"|12036
      > > N00004426|"Petri, Tom"|14675
      > > N00004489|"Sabo, Martin Olav"|14656
      > > N00004583|"Daschle, Tom"|14617
      > > N00004613|"Conrad, Kent"|15502
      > > N00004615|"Dorgan, Byron L"|14812
      > > N00004638|"Burns, Conrad"|15701
      > > N00004643|"Baucus, Max"|14203
      > > N00004698|"Crane, Phil"|12041
      > > N00004702|"Hyde, Henry J"|14239
      > > N00004781|"Hastert, Dennis"|15417
      > > N00004856|"Lipinski, Bill"|15036
      > > N00004912|"Evans, Lane"|15023
      > > N00004956|"Costello, Jerry F"|15453
      > > N00004981|"Durbin, Dick"|15021
      > > N00005037|"Gephardt, Richard A"|14421
      > > N00005105|"Skelton, Ike"|14451
      > > N00005178|"Bond, Christopher S 'Kit'"|15501
      > > N00005285|"Roberts, Pat"|14852
      > > N00005331|"Bereuter, Doug"|14605
      > > N00005372|"Tauzin, Billy"|14679
      > > N00005385|"Breaux, John"|13056
      > > N00005407|"Baker, Richard"|15401
      > > N00005414|"McCrery, Jim"|15451
      > > N00005582|"Inhofe, James M"|15424
      > > N00005617|"Nickles, Don"|14908
      > > N00005645|"Hall, Ralph M"|14828
      > > N00005656|"Barton, Joe"|15085
      > > N00005677|"Frost, Martin"|14626
      > > N00005892|"DeLay, Tom"|15094
      > > N00005906|"Paul, Ron"|14290
      > > N00005998|"Ortiz, Solomon P"|15049
      > > N00006060|"Stenholm, Charles W"|14664
      > > N00006202|"Campbell, Ben Nighthorse"|15407
      > > N00006237|"Cheney, Dick"|14611
      > > N00006246|"Thomas, Craig"|15633
      > > N00006406|"Kyl, Jon"|15429
      > > N00006424|"McCain, John"|15039
      > > N00006486|"Kolbe, Jim"|15105
      > > N00006515|"Domenici, Pete V"|14103
      > > N00006518|"Bingaman, Jeff"|14912
      > > N00006692|"Boxer, Barbara"|15011
      > > N00006932|"Dreier, David"|14813
      > > N00006983|"Hunter, Duncan"|14835
      > > N00007087|"Lewis, Jerry"|14644
      > > N00007124|"Cox, Christopher"|15601
      > > N00007151|"Rohrabacher, Dana"|15621
      > > N00007231|"Gallegly, Elton"|15413
      > > N00007360|"Pelosi, Nancy"|15448
      > > N00007382|"Lantos, Tom"|14837
      > > N00007390|"Miller, George"|14256
      > > N00007397|"Stark, Pete"|14053
      > > N00007584|"Herger, Wally"|15420
      > > N00007653|"Akaka, Daniel K"|14400
      > > N00007665|"Abercrombie, Neil"|15245
      > > N00007724|"Wyden, Ron"|14871
      > > N00007781|"DeFazio, Peter"|15410
      > > N00007918|"Dicks, Norm"|14413
      > > N00007997|"Stevens, Ted"|12109
      > > N00007999|"Young, Don"|14066
      > > N00008094|"Berman, Howard L"|15005
      > > N00009816|"Smith, Chris"|14863
      > > N00009829|"McDermott, Jim"|15613
      > > N00009869|"Hatch, Orrin G"|14503
      > > N00009918|"Leahy, Patrick"|14307
      > > N00009920|"Shelby, Richard C"|14659
      > > N00009922|"Reid, Harry"|15054
      > > N00009926|"Nelson, Bill"|14651
      > > N00010084|"Johnson, Tim"|15425
      > > N00011971|"Lungren, Dan"|14647
      > > N00012508|"Carper, Tom"|15015
      > > N99999981|"Rumsfeld, Donald H."|10622
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > In constructing committee membership data for the NYT Congress API, I
      > > used
      > > > data found via Charles Stewart's site:
      > > >
      > > > http://web.mit.edu/17.251/www/data_page.html#2
      > > >
      > > > As Josh says, older data contains errors in it - I recall incorrect party
      > > > affiliations and phantom committee assignments when I checked them
      > > against
      > > > official sources. So much so that our API only vouches for 110-112th
      > > > committee data...
      > > >
      > > > Derek
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@>wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi, Peter.
      > > > >
      > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
      > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
      > > > >
      > > > > The committee data is automatically scraped from
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/b_three_sections_with_teasers/membership.htm
      > > > >
      > > > > and
      > > > >
      > > > > http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/index.html
      > > > >
      > > > > (As I mentioned on the labs list, the file was last generated a few
      > > > > months ago- March 3. I can re-generate it to get the latest info.)
      > > > >
      > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
      > > > > same data available for other years?
      > > > >
      > > > > No I wasn't collecting that info then, and archival data is not
      > > > > available from the House/Senate (at least in the form I scrape).
      > > > >
      > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
      > > > > together from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are
      > > > > the sources?
      > > > >
      > > > > A full list of data sources is at govtrack.us/credits.xpd. That said,
      > > > > the amount of data I used from each source and the quality of the
      > > > > sources varied a lot. For information from about 2003 and on, the info
      > > > > about Members of Congress has been entered by hand by me.
      > > > >
      > > > > As you go further back in time, the quality of party affiliations,
      > > > > district assignments, and links to other IDs (e.g. ICPSR) grows worse.
      > > > > But it's probably the best anyone has anyway.
      > > > >
      > > > > Good luck. If you manage to put together a database of additional
      > > > > information, I hope you'll share it.
      > > > >
      > > > > - Josh Tauberer
      > > > > - CivicImpulse
      > > > >
      > > > > http://razor.occams.info
      > > > > http://www.civicimpulse.com
      > > > >
      > > > > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      > > > > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      > > > > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
      > > > >
      > > > > On 05/31/2011 11:29 AM, codekiln wrote:
      > > > > > I found out about the govtrack database from my post [1] over at the
      > > > > google group for Sunlight Labs' API. As I mentioned there, I have a
      > > list of
      > > > > CRP ID / bioguide id / name triples. I would like to
      > > > > > assemble information on what committees each legislator was a member
      > > > > > of, and any special titles they held in that committee, such as
      > > > > > chairman or ranking member. Mr. Tauberer suggested I use govtrack's
      > > > > people.xml [2] and committees.xml [3].
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I am helping a professor assemble this data, so it is important for
      > > me to
      > > > > be able to explain the paper trail of the data. I have seen Govtrack's
      > > > > "Source Data" page [4], but I still have some questions.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
      > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
      > > same
      > > > > data available for other years?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
      > > together
      > > > > from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are the
      > > sources?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks,
      > > > > > Peter
      > > > > >
      > > > > > [1]
      > > > >
      > > http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs/browse_thread/thread/7f35405ebf184e0e
      > > > > >
      > > > > > [2] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/people.xml
      > > > > >
      > > > > > [3] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/112/committees.xml
      > > > > >
      > > > > > [4] http://www.govtrack.us/developers/data.xpd
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > ------------------------------------
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • Derek Willis
      Hey Peter, I think we ll put them in anyway, but I think the bioguide ID should be the canonical reference. Derek
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 2, 2011
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        Hey Peter,

        I think we'll put them in anyway, but I think the bioguide ID should be the canonical reference.

        Derek

        On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM, codekiln <ptr.nore@...> wrote:
         



        Hi Darek,
        Thanks for your detailed response.

        Your record of ICPSRIDs would be a valuable to the project I am working on, but I have no idea if ICPSRIDs belong in the NYT Congress API. Netizens definitely have a need some kind of database id Rosetta Stone. Bioguide ID - ICPSRID isn't the only important connection. When I have assembled all the different corresponding ids I will ask the professor if I may publish the cross-references I have found.

        Thanks,
        Peter



        --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@...> wrote:
        >
        > Peter,
        >
        > We have ICPSRIDs for more than 2,600 members - if you think that would be a
        > valuable addition to the API, I'm happy to add that to the members response.
        > The committee names are tough because they can change from congress to
        > congress. So what was the House Banking Committee is now the House Financial
        > Services Committee. Depending on which party is in the majority, the House
        > Education and Labor Committee becomes the House Education and the Workforce
        > Committee, and so on. For my money, the official source is Congress itself,
        > which means looking up committee assignments in the Record, among other
        > methods. I haven't found phantom committees in Stewart's data, but rather
        > phantom assignments in which a member is recorded as a member of a committee
        > when official records do not reflect such an assignment.
        >
        > Derek
        >
        >
        >
        > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM, codekiln <ptr.nore@...> wrote:
        >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Darek and Josh,
        > > Thanks for the citations and the info. Using people.xml I was able to
        > > extract ICPSRID for 165 out of the 793 identities I am researching; I've put
        > > the results below for google [2].
        > >
        > > It seems as though the four or five data sources I have located are not
        > > always consistent on the committee names. Darek, what official sources did
        > > you use to double check Stewart's data? I had actually wondered whether
        > > there were phantom committees in Stewart's data because the committee name
        > > capitalization is inconsistent and the assignments lack subcommittees.
        > >
        > > Thanks for tipping me off to your work at NYT Congress API; I noticed the
        > > "data for earlier Congresses will be available soon" note in the committee
        > > call documentation [1].
        > >
        > > What a lively digital community there is around politician data; it seems
        > > like every few months a new API appears online.
        > >
        > > Thanks,
        > > Peter
        > >
        > > [1] http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/congress_api#h3-committees
        > > [2]
        > > OSID|CRPNAME|govtrack_icpsrid
        > > N00000010|"Burton, Dan"|15014
        > > N00000048|"Hefley, Joel"|15419
        > > N00000153|"Neal, Richard E"|15616
        > > N00000245|"Kerry, John"|14920
        > > N00000270|"Markey, Edward J"|14435
        > > N00000275|"Frank, Barney"|14824
        > > N00000308|"Kennedy, Edward M"|10808
        > > N00000444|"Gregg, Judd"|14826
        > > N00000480|"Snowe, Olympia J"|14661
        > > N00000534|"Jeffords, James M"|14240
        > > N00000561|"Johnson, Nancy L"|15028
        > > N00000581|"Dodd, Christopher J"|14213
        > > N00000616|"Lieberman, Joe"|15704
        > > N00000652|"Shays, Christopher"|15449
        > > N00000659|"Lautenberg, Frank R"|14914
        > > N00000716|"Payne, Donald M"|15619
        > > N00000781|"Pallone, Frank Jr"|15454
        > > N00000834|"Saxton, Jim"|15112
        > > N00000964|"Rangel, Charles B"|13035
        > > N00001003|"Engel, Eliot L"|15603
        > > N00001024|"Lowey, Nita M"|15612
        > > N00001082|"Towns, Edolphus"|15072
        > > N00001093|"Schumer, Charles E"|14858
        > > N00001143|"Ackerman, Gary"|15000
        > > N00001214|"McNulty, Michael R"|15614
        > > N00001261|"Walsh, James T"|15630
        > > N00001267|"Boehlert, Sherwood"|15007
        > > N00001311|"Slaughter, Louise M"|15444
        > > N00001329|"Houghton, Amo"|15423
        > > N00001408|"Murtha, John P"|14072
        > > N00001509|"Kanjorski, Paul E"|15104
        > > N00001535|"Weldon, Curt"|15447
        > > N00001604|"Specter, Arlen"|14910
        > > N00001669|"Biden, Joseph R Jr"|14101
        > > N00001685|"Rockefeller, Jay"|14922
        > > N00001691|"Levin, Carl"|14709
        > > N00001701|"Mineta, Norman Y."|14257
        > > N00001758|"Grassley, Chuck"|14226
        > > N00001762|"Inouye, Daniel K"|4812
        > > N00001764|"Lugar, Richard G"|14506
        > > N00001783|"Dingell, John D"|2605
        > > N00001806|"Oberstar, James L"|14265
        > > N00001811|"Smith, Lamar"|15445
        > > N00001813|"Serrano, Jose E"|29134
        > > N00001817|"Young, C W Bill"|13047
        > > N00001821|"Hoyer, Steny H"|14873
        > > N00001861|"Waxman, Henry A"|14280
        > > N00001945|"Mikulski, Barbara A"|14440
        > > N00001955|"Cardin, Ben"|15408
        > > N00001979|"Sarbanes, Paul S"|13039
        > > N00002061|"Warner, John W"|14712
        > > N00002073|"Wolf, Frank R"|14869
        > > N00002091|"Craig, Larry"|14809
        > > N00002171|"Boucher, Rick"|15010
        > > N00002198|"Rahall, Nick"|14448
        > > N00002200|"Byrd, Robert C"|1366
        > > N00002214|"Mollohan, Alan B"|15083
        > > N00002247|"Coble, Howard"|15092
        > > N00002260|"Price, David"|15438
        > > N00002377|"Ballenger, Cass"|15402
        > > N00002423|"Hollings, Fritz"|11204
        > > N00002492|"Spratt, John M Jr"|15064
        > > N00002577|"Lewis, John"|15431
        > > N00002742|"Graham, Bob"|15503
        > > N00002782|"Stearns, Cliff"|15627
        > > N00002858|"Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana"|15634
        > > N00002877|"Shaw, E Clay Jr"|14860
        > > N00002982|"Bilirakis, Michael"|15006
        > > N00003126|"Gordon, Bart"|15100
        > > N00003132|"Cooper, Jim"|15019
        > > N00003209|"Duncan, John J Jr"|15455
        > > N00003254|"Tanner, John"|15628
        > > N00003328|"Cochran, Thad"|14009
        > > N00003329|"Lott, Trent"|14031
        > > N00003350|"Taylor, Gene"|15637
        > > N00003389|"McConnell, Mitch"|14921
        > > N00003437|"Bunning, Jim"|15406
        > > N00003473|"Rogers, Hal"|14854
        > > N00003522|"Kaptur, Marcy"|15029
        > > N00003651|"Regula, Ralph"|14045
        > > N00003660|"Gillmor, Paul E"|15604
        > > N00003709|"DeWine, Mike"|15020
        > > N00003736|"Oxley, Michael G"|14875
        > > N00003813|"Visclosky, Pete"|15124
        > > N00003950|"Levin, Sander"|15033
        > > N00004029|"Conyers, John Jr"|10713
        > > N00004070|"Kildee, Dale E"|14430
        > > N00004133|"Upton, Fred"|15446
        > > N00004207|"Harkin, Tom"|14230
        > > N00004280|"Leach, Jim"|14432
        > > N00004291|"Sensenbrenner, F James Jr"|14657
        > > N00004309|"Kohl, Herb"|15703
        > > N00004330|"Kleczka, Jerry"|15082
        > > N00004394|"Obey, David R"|12036
        > > N00004426|"Petri, Tom"|14675
        > > N00004489|"Sabo, Martin Olav"|14656
        > > N00004583|"Daschle, Tom"|14617
        > > N00004613|"Conrad, Kent"|15502
        > > N00004615|"Dorgan, Byron L"|14812
        > > N00004638|"Burns, Conrad"|15701
        > > N00004643|"Baucus, Max"|14203
        > > N00004698|"Crane, Phil"|12041
        > > N00004702|"Hyde, Henry J"|14239
        > > N00004781|"Hastert, Dennis"|15417
        > > N00004856|"Lipinski, Bill"|15036
        > > N00004912|"Evans, Lane"|15023
        > > N00004956|"Costello, Jerry F"|15453
        > > N00004981|"Durbin, Dick"|15021
        > > N00005037|"Gephardt, Richard A"|14421
        > > N00005105|"Skelton, Ike"|14451
        > > N00005178|"Bond, Christopher S 'Kit'"|15501
        > > N00005285|"Roberts, Pat"|14852
        > > N00005331|"Bereuter, Doug"|14605
        > > N00005372|"Tauzin, Billy"|14679
        > > N00005385|"Breaux, John"|13056
        > > N00005407|"Baker, Richard"|15401
        > > N00005414|"McCrery, Jim"|15451
        > > N00005582|"Inhofe, James M"|15424
        > > N00005617|"Nickles, Don"|14908
        > > N00005645|"Hall, Ralph M"|14828
        > > N00005656|"Barton, Joe"|15085
        > > N00005677|"Frost, Martin"|14626
        > > N00005892|"DeLay, Tom"|15094
        > > N00005906|"Paul, Ron"|14290
        > > N00005998|"Ortiz, Solomon P"|15049
        > > N00006060|"Stenholm, Charles W"|14664
        > > N00006202|"Campbell, Ben Nighthorse"|15407
        > > N00006237|"Cheney, Dick"|14611
        > > N00006246|"Thomas, Craig"|15633
        > > N00006406|"Kyl, Jon"|15429
        > > N00006424|"McCain, John"|15039
        > > N00006486|"Kolbe, Jim"|15105
        > > N00006515|"Domenici, Pete V"|14103
        > > N00006518|"Bingaman, Jeff"|14912
        > > N00006692|"Boxer, Barbara"|15011
        > > N00006932|"Dreier, David"|14813
        > > N00006983|"Hunter, Duncan"|14835
        > > N00007087|"Lewis, Jerry"|14644
        > > N00007124|"Cox, Christopher"|15601
        > > N00007151|"Rohrabacher, Dana"|15621
        > > N00007231|"Gallegly, Elton"|15413
        > > N00007360|"Pelosi, Nancy"|15448
        > > N00007382|"Lantos, Tom"|14837
        > > N00007390|"Miller, George"|14256
        > > N00007397|"Stark, Pete"|14053
        > > N00007584|"Herger, Wally"|15420
        > > N00007653|"Akaka, Daniel K"|14400
        > > N00007665|"Abercrombie, Neil"|15245
        > > N00007724|"Wyden, Ron"|14871
        > > N00007781|"DeFazio, Peter"|15410
        > > N00007918|"Dicks, Norm"|14413
        > > N00007997|"Stevens, Ted"|12109
        > > N00007999|"Young, Don"|14066
        > > N00008094|"Berman, Howard L"|15005
        > > N00009816|"Smith, Chris"|14863
        > > N00009829|"McDermott, Jim"|15613
        > > N00009869|"Hatch, Orrin G"|14503
        > > N00009918|"Leahy, Patrick"|14307
        > > N00009920|"Shelby, Richard C"|14659
        > > N00009922|"Reid, Harry"|15054
        > > N00009926|"Nelson, Bill"|14651
        > > N00010084|"Johnson, Tim"|15425
        > > N00011971|"Lungren, Dan"|14647
        > > N00012508|"Carper, Tom"|15015
        > > N99999981|"Rumsfeld, Donald H."|10622
        > >
        > >
        > > --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > In constructing committee membership data for the NYT Congress API, I
        > > used
        > > > data found via Charles Stewart's site:
        > > >
        > > > http://web.mit.edu/17.251/www/data_page.html#2
        > > >
        > > > As Josh says, older data contains errors in it - I recall incorrect party
        > > > affiliations and phantom committee assignments when I checked them
        > > against
        > > > official sources. So much so that our API only vouches for 110-112th
        > > > committee data...
        > > >
        > > > Derek
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@>wrote:
        > >
        > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > Hi, Peter.
        > > > >
        > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
        > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
        > > > >
        > > > > The committee data is automatically scraped from
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/b_three_sections_with_teasers/membership.htm
        > > > >
        > > > > and
        > > > >
        > > > > http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/index.html
        > > > >
        > > > > (As I mentioned on the labs list, the file was last generated a few
        > > > > months ago- March 3. I can re-generate it to get the latest info.)
        > > > >
        > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
        > > > > same data available for other years?
        > > > >
        > > > > No I wasn't collecting that info then, and archival data is not
        > > > > available from the House/Senate (at least in the form I scrape).
        > > > >
        > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
        > > > > together from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are
        > > > > the sources?
        > > > >
        > > > > A full list of data sources is at govtrack.us/credits.xpd. That said,
        > > > > the amount of data I used from each source and the quality of the
        > > > > sources varied a lot. For information from about 2003 and on, the info
        > > > > about Members of Congress has been entered by hand by me.
        > > > >
        > > > > As you go further back in time, the quality of party affiliations,
        > > > > district assignments, and links to other IDs (e.g. ICPSR) grows worse.
        > > > > But it's probably the best anyone has anyway.
        > > > >
        > > > > Good luck. If you manage to put together a database of additional
        > > > > information, I hope you'll share it.
        > > > >
        > > > > - Josh Tauberer
        > > > > - CivicImpulse
        > > > >
        > > > > http://razor.occams.info
        > > > > http://www.civicimpulse.com
        > > > >
        > > > > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
        > > > > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
        > > > > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
        > > > >
        > > > > On 05/31/2011 11:29 AM, codekiln wrote:
        > > > > > I found out about the govtrack database from my post [1] over at the
        > > > > google group for Sunlight Labs' API. As I mentioned there, I have a
        > > list of
        > > > > CRP ID / bioguide id / name triples. I would like to
        > > > > > assemble information on what committees each legislator was a member
        > > > > > of, and any special titles they held in that committee, such as
        > > > > > chairman or ranking member. Mr. Tauberer suggested I use govtrack's
        > > > > people.xml [2] and committees.xml [3].
        > > > > >
        > > > > > I am helping a professor assemble this data, so it is important for
        > > me to
        > > > > be able to explain the paper trail of the data. I have seen Govtrack's
        > > > > "Source Data" page [4], but I still have some questions.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
        > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
        > > same
        > > > > data available for other years?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
        > > together
        > > > > from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are the
        > > sources?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Thanks,
        > > > > > Peter
        > > > > >
        > > > > > [1]
        > > > >
        > > http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs/browse_thread/thread/7f35405ebf184e0e
        > > > > >
        > > > > > [2] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/people.xml
        > > > > >
        > > > > > [3] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/112/committees.xml
        > > > > >
        > > > > > [4] http://www.govtrack.us/developers/data.xpd
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > > > ------------------------------------
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >


      • Derek Willis
        Just as an FYI, we ll probably make this official next week but the ICPSR IDs that we have are now in the Member response of the NYT Congress API.
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          Just as an FYI, we'll probably make this official next week but the ICPSR IDs that we have are now in the Member response of the NYT Congress API. 


          On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM, codekiln <ptr.nore@...> wrote:
           



          Hi Darek,
          Thanks for your detailed response.

          Your record of ICPSRIDs would be a valuable to the project I am working on, but I have no idea if ICPSRIDs belong in the NYT Congress API. Netizens definitely have a need some kind of database id Rosetta Stone. Bioguide ID - ICPSRID isn't the only important connection. When I have assembled all the different corresponding ids I will ask the professor if I may publish the cross-references I have found.

          Thanks,
          Peter



          --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@...> wrote:
          >
          > Peter,
          >
          > We have ICPSRIDs for more than 2,600 members - if you think that would be a
          > valuable addition to the API, I'm happy to add that to the members response.
          > The committee names are tough because they can change from congress to
          > congress. So what was the House Banking Committee is now the House Financial
          > Services Committee. Depending on which party is in the majority, the House
          > Education and Labor Committee becomes the House Education and the Workforce
          > Committee, and so on. For my money, the official source is Congress itself,
          > which means looking up committee assignments in the Record, among other
          > methods. I haven't found phantom committees in Stewart's data, but rather
          > phantom assignments in which a member is recorded as a member of a committee
          > when official records do not reflect such an assignment.
          >
          > Derek
          >
          >
          >
          > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM, codekiln <ptr.nore@...> wrote:
          >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Darek and Josh,
          > > Thanks for the citations and the info. Using people.xml I was able to
          > > extract ICPSRID for 165 out of the 793 identities I am researching; I've put
          > > the results below for google [2].
          > >
          > > It seems as though the four or five data sources I have located are not
          > > always consistent on the committee names. Darek, what official sources did
          > > you use to double check Stewart's data? I had actually wondered whether
          > > there were phantom committees in Stewart's data because the committee name
          > > capitalization is inconsistent and the assignments lack subcommittees.
          > >
          > > Thanks for tipping me off to your work at NYT Congress API; I noticed the
          > > "data for earlier Congresses will be available soon" note in the committee
          > > call documentation [1].
          > >
          > > What a lively digital community there is around politician data; it seems
          > > like every few months a new API appears online.
          > >
          > > Thanks,
          > > Peter
          > >
          > > [1] http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/congress_api#h3-committees
          > > [2]
          > > OSID|CRPNAME|govtrack_icpsrid
          > > N00000010|"Burton, Dan"|15014
          > > N00000048|"Hefley, Joel"|15419
          > > N00000153|"Neal, Richard E"|15616
          > > N00000245|"Kerry, John"|14920
          > > N00000270|"Markey, Edward J"|14435
          > > N00000275|"Frank, Barney"|14824
          > > N00000308|"Kennedy, Edward M"|10808
          > > N00000444|"Gregg, Judd"|14826
          > > N00000480|"Snowe, Olympia J"|14661
          > > N00000534|"Jeffords, James M"|14240
          > > N00000561|"Johnson, Nancy L"|15028
          > > N00000581|"Dodd, Christopher J"|14213
          > > N00000616|"Lieberman, Joe"|15704
          > > N00000652|"Shays, Christopher"|15449
          > > N00000659|"Lautenberg, Frank R"|14914
          > > N00000716|"Payne, Donald M"|15619
          > > N00000781|"Pallone, Frank Jr"|15454
          > > N00000834|"Saxton, Jim"|15112
          > > N00000964|"Rangel, Charles B"|13035
          > > N00001003|"Engel, Eliot L"|15603
          > > N00001024|"Lowey, Nita M"|15612
          > > N00001082|"Towns, Edolphus"|15072
          > > N00001093|"Schumer, Charles E"|14858
          > > N00001143|"Ackerman, Gary"|15000
          > > N00001214|"McNulty, Michael R"|15614
          > > N00001261|"Walsh, James T"|15630
          > > N00001267|"Boehlert, Sherwood"|15007
          > > N00001311|"Slaughter, Louise M"|15444
          > > N00001329|"Houghton, Amo"|15423
          > > N00001408|"Murtha, John P"|14072
          > > N00001509|"Kanjorski, Paul E"|15104
          > > N00001535|"Weldon, Curt"|15447
          > > N00001604|"Specter, Arlen"|14910
          > > N00001669|"Biden, Joseph R Jr"|14101
          > > N00001685|"Rockefeller, Jay"|14922
          > > N00001691|"Levin, Carl"|14709
          > > N00001701|"Mineta, Norman Y."|14257
          > > N00001758|"Grassley, Chuck"|14226
          > > N00001762|"Inouye, Daniel K"|4812
          > > N00001764|"Lugar, Richard G"|14506
          > > N00001783|"Dingell, John D"|2605
          > > N00001806|"Oberstar, James L"|14265
          > > N00001811|"Smith, Lamar"|15445
          > > N00001813|"Serrano, Jose E"|29134
          > > N00001817|"Young, C W Bill"|13047
          > > N00001821|"Hoyer, Steny H"|14873
          > > N00001861|"Waxman, Henry A"|14280
          > > N00001945|"Mikulski, Barbara A"|14440
          > > N00001955|"Cardin, Ben"|15408
          > > N00001979|"Sarbanes, Paul S"|13039
          > > N00002061|"Warner, John W"|14712
          > > N00002073|"Wolf, Frank R"|14869
          > > N00002091|"Craig, Larry"|14809
          > > N00002171|"Boucher, Rick"|15010
          > > N00002198|"Rahall, Nick"|14448
          > > N00002200|"Byrd, Robert C"|1366
          > > N00002214|"Mollohan, Alan B"|15083
          > > N00002247|"Coble, Howard"|15092
          > > N00002260|"Price, David"|15438
          > > N00002377|"Ballenger, Cass"|15402
          > > N00002423|"Hollings, Fritz"|11204
          > > N00002492|"Spratt, John M Jr"|15064
          > > N00002577|"Lewis, John"|15431
          > > N00002742|"Graham, Bob"|15503
          > > N00002782|"Stearns, Cliff"|15627
          > > N00002858|"Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana"|15634
          > > N00002877|"Shaw, E Clay Jr"|14860
          > > N00002982|"Bilirakis, Michael"|15006
          > > N00003126|"Gordon, Bart"|15100
          > > N00003132|"Cooper, Jim"|15019
          > > N00003209|"Duncan, John J Jr"|15455
          > > N00003254|"Tanner, John"|15628
          > > N00003328|"Cochran, Thad"|14009
          > > N00003329|"Lott, Trent"|14031
          > > N00003350|"Taylor, Gene"|15637
          > > N00003389|"McConnell, Mitch"|14921
          > > N00003437|"Bunning, Jim"|15406
          > > N00003473|"Rogers, Hal"|14854
          > > N00003522|"Kaptur, Marcy"|15029
          > > N00003651|"Regula, Ralph"|14045
          > > N00003660|"Gillmor, Paul E"|15604
          > > N00003709|"DeWine, Mike"|15020
          > > N00003736|"Oxley, Michael G"|14875
          > > N00003813|"Visclosky, Pete"|15124
          > > N00003950|"Levin, Sander"|15033
          > > N00004029|"Conyers, John Jr"|10713
          > > N00004070|"Kildee, Dale E"|14430
          > > N00004133|"Upton, Fred"|15446
          > > N00004207|"Harkin, Tom"|14230
          > > N00004280|"Leach, Jim"|14432
          > > N00004291|"Sensenbrenner, F James Jr"|14657
          > > N00004309|"Kohl, Herb"|15703
          > > N00004330|"Kleczka, Jerry"|15082
          > > N00004394|"Obey, David R"|12036
          > > N00004426|"Petri, Tom"|14675
          > > N00004489|"Sabo, Martin Olav"|14656
          > > N00004583|"Daschle, Tom"|14617
          > > N00004613|"Conrad, Kent"|15502
          > > N00004615|"Dorgan, Byron L"|14812
          > > N00004638|"Burns, Conrad"|15701
          > > N00004643|"Baucus, Max"|14203
          > > N00004698|"Crane, Phil"|12041
          > > N00004702|"Hyde, Henry J"|14239
          > > N00004781|"Hastert, Dennis"|15417
          > > N00004856|"Lipinski, Bill"|15036
          > > N00004912|"Evans, Lane"|15023
          > > N00004956|"Costello, Jerry F"|15453
          > > N00004981|"Durbin, Dick"|15021
          > > N00005037|"Gephardt, Richard A"|14421
          > > N00005105|"Skelton, Ike"|14451
          > > N00005178|"Bond, Christopher S 'Kit'"|15501
          > > N00005285|"Roberts, Pat"|14852
          > > N00005331|"Bereuter, Doug"|14605
          > > N00005372|"Tauzin, Billy"|14679
          > > N00005385|"Breaux, John"|13056
          > > N00005407|"Baker, Richard"|15401
          > > N00005414|"McCrery, Jim"|15451
          > > N00005582|"Inhofe, James M"|15424
          > > N00005617|"Nickles, Don"|14908
          > > N00005645|"Hall, Ralph M"|14828
          > > N00005656|"Barton, Joe"|15085
          > > N00005677|"Frost, Martin"|14626
          > > N00005892|"DeLay, Tom"|15094
          > > N00005906|"Paul, Ron"|14290
          > > N00005998|"Ortiz, Solomon P"|15049
          > > N00006060|"Stenholm, Charles W"|14664
          > > N00006202|"Campbell, Ben Nighthorse"|15407
          > > N00006237|"Cheney, Dick"|14611
          > > N00006246|"Thomas, Craig"|15633
          > > N00006406|"Kyl, Jon"|15429
          > > N00006424|"McCain, John"|15039
          > > N00006486|"Kolbe, Jim"|15105
          > > N00006515|"Domenici, Pete V"|14103
          > > N00006518|"Bingaman, Jeff"|14912
          > > N00006692|"Boxer, Barbara"|15011
          > > N00006932|"Dreier, David"|14813
          > > N00006983|"Hunter, Duncan"|14835
          > > N00007087|"Lewis, Jerry"|14644
          > > N00007124|"Cox, Christopher"|15601
          > > N00007151|"Rohrabacher, Dana"|15621
          > > N00007231|"Gallegly, Elton"|15413
          > > N00007360|"Pelosi, Nancy"|15448
          > > N00007382|"Lantos, Tom"|14837
          > > N00007390|"Miller, George"|14256
          > > N00007397|"Stark, Pete"|14053
          > > N00007584|"Herger, Wally"|15420
          > > N00007653|"Akaka, Daniel K"|14400
          > > N00007665|"Abercrombie, Neil"|15245
          > > N00007724|"Wyden, Ron"|14871
          > > N00007781|"DeFazio, Peter"|15410
          > > N00007918|"Dicks, Norm"|14413
          > > N00007997|"Stevens, Ted"|12109
          > > N00007999|"Young, Don"|14066
          > > N00008094|"Berman, Howard L"|15005
          > > N00009816|"Smith, Chris"|14863
          > > N00009829|"McDermott, Jim"|15613
          > > N00009869|"Hatch, Orrin G"|14503
          > > N00009918|"Leahy, Patrick"|14307
          > > N00009920|"Shelby, Richard C"|14659
          > > N00009922|"Reid, Harry"|15054
          > > N00009926|"Nelson, Bill"|14651
          > > N00010084|"Johnson, Tim"|15425
          > > N00011971|"Lungren, Dan"|14647
          > > N00012508|"Carper, Tom"|15015
          > > N99999981|"Rumsfeld, Donald H."|10622
          > >
          > >
          > > --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Derek Willis <dwillis@> wrote:
          > > >
          > > > In constructing committee membership data for the NYT Congress API, I
          > > used
          > > > data found via Charles Stewart's site:
          > > >
          > > > http://web.mit.edu/17.251/www/data_page.html#2
          > > >
          > > > As Josh says, older data contains errors in it - I recall incorrect party
          > > > affiliations and phantom committee assignments when I checked them
          > > against
          > > > official sources. So much so that our API only vouches for 110-112th
          > > > committee data...
          > > >
          > > > Derek
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@>wrote:
          > >
          > > >
          > > > >
          > > > >
          > > > > Hi, Peter.
          > > > >
          > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
          > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
          > > > >
          > > > > The committee data is automatically scraped from
          > > > >
          > > > >
          > > > >
          > > http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/b_three_sections_with_teasers/membership.htm
          > > > >
          > > > > and
          > > > >
          > > > > http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/index.html
          > > > >
          > > > > (As I mentioned on the labs list, the file was last generated a few
          > > > > months ago- March 3. I can re-generate it to get the latest info.)
          > > > >
          > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
          > > > > same data available for other years?
          > > > >
          > > > > No I wasn't collecting that info then, and archival data is not
          > > > > available from the House/Senate (at least in the form I scrape).
          > > > >
          > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
          > > > > together from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are
          > > > > the sources?
          > > > >
          > > > > A full list of data sources is at govtrack.us/credits.xpd. That said,
          > > > > the amount of data I used from each source and the quality of the
          > > > > sources varied a lot. For information from about 2003 and on, the info
          > > > > about Members of Congress has been entered by hand by me.
          > > > >
          > > > > As you go further back in time, the quality of party affiliations,
          > > > > district assignments, and links to other IDs (e.g. ICPSR) grows worse.
          > > > > But it's probably the best anyone has anyway.
          > > > >
          > > > > Good luck. If you manage to put together a database of additional
          > > > > information, I hope you'll share it.
          > > > >
          > > > > - Josh Tauberer
          > > > > - CivicImpulse
          > > > >
          > > > > http://razor.occams.info
          > > > > http://www.civicimpulse.com
          > > > >
          > > > > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
          > > > > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
          > > > > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
          > > > >
          > > > > On 05/31/2011 11:29 AM, codekiln wrote:
          > > > > > I found out about the govtrack database from my post [1] over at the
          > > > > google group for Sunlight Labs' API. As I mentioned there, I have a
          > > list of
          > > > > CRP ID / bioguide id / name triples. I would like to
          > > > > > assemble information on what committees each legislator was a member
          > > > > > of, and any special titles they held in that committee, such as
          > > > > > chairman or ranking member. Mr. Tauberer suggested I use govtrack's
          > > > > people.xml [2] and committees.xml [3].
          > > > > >
          > > > > > I am helping a professor assemble this data, so it is important for
          > > me to
          > > > > be able to explain the paper trail of the data. I have seen Govtrack's
          > > > > "Source Data" page [4], but I still have some questions.
          > > > > >
          > > > > > 1.) What is the source for committees.xml? Is there a page like
          > > > > people.xml's "Source Data" page for committees.xml on Govtrack?
          > > > > >
          > > > > > 2.) I need data for 103rd to 110th congresses (2003-2009). Is the
          > > same
          > > > > data available for other years?
          > > > > >
          > > > > > 3.) The "Source Data" page says that people.xml "has been put
          > > together
          > > > > from a variety of sources and is maintained by hand." What are the
          > > sources?
          > > > > >
          > > > > > Thanks,
          > > > > > Peter
          > > > > >
          > > > > > [1]
          > > > >
          > > http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs/browse_thread/thread/7f35405ebf184e0e
          > > > > >
          > > > > > [2] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/people.xml
          > > > > >
          > > > > > [3] http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/112/committees.xml
          > > > > >
          > > > > > [4] http://www.govtrack.us/developers/data.xpd
          > > > > >
          > > > > >
          > > > > >
          > > > > > ------------------------------------
          > > > > >
          > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > > > > >
          > > > > >
          > > > > >
          > > > >
          > > > >
          > > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
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