A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Open Congress" Launched

After Congresspedia, the Sunlight Foundation has launched another great tool: Open Congress

Open Congress is an awesome tool for anyone interested in what goes on in Congress. Here you can actually learn more about bills, members of Congress, committees, etc.

You can find out that Dean Heller actually voted 'Aye' on a resolution to support "the goals of International Women's Day", that Dianne Feinstein is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, that the top contributor to both Harry Reid and John Ensign is MGM Mirage, that Barbara Boxer recently sponsored a "bill to provide all low-income students with the same opportunity to receive a Pell Grant by suspending the tuition sensitivity provision in the Pell Grant program", and that John Doolittle most often votes with Rep. Jean "Mean" Schmidt of Ohio.

This is an awesome tool, try it.

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Blogger Featheriver said...

Well, I tried it. Pretty darned good. I've always had trouble trying to understand exactly what is being voted on. This helps. Thanks for the information and tip.

9:14 PM


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