New Mobile App. ‘Congress’ Legislative Bill Tracker
Congress by The Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is an educational organization with the mission of increasing transparency in the U.S. government and shining light on the information that, though readily available to the public, is over overlooked.
The Sunlight Foundation’s newest release, Congress for iPhone and Android, is a user-friendly law and bill tracker that allows users to view bills in their real-time process. Congress offers all of its features for free, with the mission of educating and informing the public about governmental activities that often do not receive enough attention.
- Track and view bills as they happen
- View legislator profiles in the house and senate
- Connect with legislators through Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and their respective governmental websites
- View how legislators have voted on bills and see what they have sponsored
- Follow bills to receive activity updates as they happen
You may also be interested in The Sunlight Foundation’s many other apps including:
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Ad Hawk helps identify political ads as they air. Ad Hawk makes an acoustic fingerprint based on audio recorded while a television or radio ad plays and compares it against a central database for a match. The application will then display information about the candidate, organizations, issues and other relevant information.
Sunlight Health is an application to look up healthcare services, medical suppliers and prescription drugs. Using data from government and nonprofit institutions, the app shows government ratings of hospitals and nursing homes, nearby locations to purchase home medical supplies and research on various prescription drug options.
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