Re: [govtrack] What makes a and what makes an
- This is more than great, and amazingly responsive - thank you, Josh.
This also fixes the issue where bills that passed both chamber, but
were destined for conference and not the president, were marked as
"PASSED:BILL", which was a bit confusing.
On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
> Okay, I've updated the parsing of votes as follows:
> "vote2" votes --- that's when the House votes on a Senate bill or vice
> versa, for the first time --- now check the status for "with an amendment"
> or similar. If that's found, then the bill isn't going on to the president
> but instead goes back to the other chamber or conference committee. So the
> new state goes from PASSED:BILL to new codes
> PASS_BACK:SENATE/PASS_BACK:HOUSE instead.
> If it goes back to the originating chamber for yet another vote, or if it
> goes back and forth, these are now parsed as <vote> nodes with type
> attribute "pingpong". When one of these votes passes, the new state becomes
> Votes on conference reports are now put in a <vote> node instead of
> <vote-aux>, but the type attribute remains "conference".
> I'm doing a re-parse of all bills now.
> - Josh Tauberer
> - CivicImpulse / GovTrack.us
> http://razor.occams.info | www.govtrack.us | civicimpulse.com
> "Members of both sides are reminded not to use guests of the
> House as props."
> On 04/09/2010 01:48 PM, Eric Mill wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> In the XML for bills, I've gathered that<vote> actions are for
>> passage votes, both voice and roll call, and don't include procedural
>> votes. This is obviously an important distinction, but it seems to be
>> missing an important type of vote, which is agreeing to the amendments
>> by another chamber.
>> For example, the big historic health care vote in the House, on the
>> Senate health care bill, rings in only as an<action> that says "On
>> motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by
>> recorded vote: 219 - 212 (Roll no. 165)."
>> Shouldn't this be considered a passage vote? Is there any way to
>> distinguish this vote in THOMAS from other actions upon a bill?
>> -- Eric
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