--- Scott Beardsley <sc0ttbeardsley@...
> I've got an email into
> xml-bill-comments@... for more info about
I'm still not sure if there is an underlying source of
the name-id but it seems they are becoming
standardized on whatever the bioguide is using.
From "Carmel, Joe" <joe.carmel@...
For the House, the name-id is the Member's id from
This provides a unique
identification for each Member of Congress for all
The ids are unique and you should not assume anything
about their numbering; if anything you should assume
the numbering is random (although unique). Do not
assume that a given name will begin with a specific
letter because they don't.
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