Re: [govtrack] Finding and tracking bills related to a particular area of interest
- A friendly interface to track issues is;
Congress uses the GovTrack XML files as the source for the tracking.
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?
> 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 Germuska
> Joe@... * http://blog.germuska.com