- If it s helpful, the Sunlight Congress API does have the official LOC-written bill summariesMessage 1 of 3 , Apr 8, 2013View SourceIf it's helpful, the Sunlight Congress API does have the official LOC-written bill summaries available as JSON. Josh is right on that the summaries can be very huge though - so if you use our Congress API, you'll have to specifically request the field, it's not returned by default.-- EricOn Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
The summaries can get quite long. Summaries for appropriations bills are
longer than most bills. It doesn't really make sense to put this in the
I don't even load the summaries into my database, I just read it from
disk when it's needed. So it's not really API-able.
- Josh Tauberer (@JoshData)
On 04/07/2013 04:44 PM, joechellman wrote:
> I'm new to the API. It's really handy, but I have a question: are bill summaries left out of the Bill API intentionally?
> Comparing the raw data file to the same bill returned by the API:
> There's no summary. I could use the XML file directly, but I'm hoping to stick with JSON for what I'm building. Is the summary absent to save bandwidth?
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