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Re: [govtrack] Finding and tracking bills related to a particular area of interest

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  • Neil Cook
    A friendly interface to track issues is; http://www.opencongress.org/issue/show/4665_energy_conservation. Open Congress uses the GovTrack XML files as the
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 14, 2008
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      A friendly interface to track issues is;
      http://www.opencongress.org/issue/show/4665_energy_conservation. Open
      Congress uses the GovTrack XML files as the source for the tracking.

      Cheers,
      /Neil

      Joe Germuska wrote:
      >
      > On Aug 14, 2008, at 10:28 AM, auzzie22301 wrote:
      > > I am interested in building zero energy homes. These have a lot of
      > > components to that that
      > > would benefit from government incentives. For example, there is a
      > > FEED In Tariff bill recently
      > > introduced that would incentivize the installation of solar PV and
      > > another that would give a
      > > $10,000 tax credit for a zero energy house. Is it possible to set a
      > > search criteria that would
      > > identify relevant bills?
      >
      > Is this bill one of those you'd want to see?
      > http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1059
      >
      > If any of the subject areas are close enough for you, you can monitor
      > them, or have an RSS feed for them, but if that would return too much
      > "noise" beyond the ones in which you are interested, then there would
      > need to be a way to identify them more specifically.
      >
      > In theory, at least, that might be something which could be done by
      > textual analysis, or it might be done by human experts tagging the
      > bills with more precise categories, or by some middle ground where the
      > textual analysis recommends candidates for tagging to the human
      > experts... As it is now, I think the best you have is the subject
      > categories, and I think those are up to the Library of Congress.
      >
      > How do you find relevant bills now?
      >
      > Joe
      >
      > --
      > Joe Germuska
      > Joe@... * http://blog.germuska.com
      >
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