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= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Welcome'''</span>  =
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<div style="margin: 2em 0em; font-size: 160%;">'''The OpenCongress Wiki is an editable guide to Congress for the people, by the people.'''</div>
<div style="margin: 2em 0em; text-align: center; font-size: 160%;">'''The OpenCongress Wiki<sup><span style="font-size: 60%;">[beta]</span></sup> is an editable guide to Congress for the people, by the people.'''</div> <div id="throw_away" class="clearfix"><div id="how_it_works">
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=== How Congress Works  ===
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*[[Congressional committees|Committees]]  
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*[[Ethics in Congress]]  
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*[[How a bill becomes a law]]
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<big>'''Popular pages:'''
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:* [[Members of Congress by state]]
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:* [[:Category:Members of the U.S. Senate|Senators by name]]
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:* [[:Category:Members of the U.S. House|Representatives by name]]
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:* [[Freshman members of the 112th Congress|Freshman members of Congress]]
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:* [[Project:RaceTracker|2012 elections]]
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:* [[:Category:U.S. legislation|Legislation]]
  
<span class="small_blue_button">{{#switchtablink:How Congress works|Learn How Congress Works|Wiki Home}}</span>
 
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=== What's Hot Right Now  ===
 
  
*[[American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|2009 stimulus bill]]  
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'''Meta:'''
*[[2008 bank bailout bill]]  
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:* [[Meta:Participate|Participate]]
*[[111th Congress]]  
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:* [[Meta:Help|Help]]
*[[Members of Congress under investigation]]  
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:* [[Meta:About|About]]
*[[Members of Congress who Twitter]]  
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:* [[Special:RecentChanges|Recent Changes]]
*[[Members of Congress posting schedules online]]
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:* [mailto:conor@opencongress.org Contact]
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:* [[Meta:Community Portal|Community Portal]]
=== You're the Editor  ===
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<big>'''Community projects'''</big>
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{{#click:Free THOMAS Whip Count|Image:FreeTHOMAS.jpg||Go to the Free THOMAS Whip Count!}}<br>
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[[Free THOMAS Whip Count|Tell Congress to free the THOMAS data!: <br>Grassroots whip-counting on open goverment]]<br><br>
  
<span class="small_blue_button">[[Meta:Participate|Learn How to Participate]]</span>
 
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= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Bills'''</span>  =
 
  
=== Hot Bills:<br> ===
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{{#click:Project:RaceTracker|Image:Good size for communitypage.gif||Go to the RaceTracker project!}}<br>
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[[Project:RaceTracker|Crowd-sourced election tracking]]<br><br>
  
*[[District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009]]
 
*[[Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009]]
 
*[[Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009]]
 
  
=== Bills in the 111th That Have Become Law:<br>  ===
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{{#click:Project:Transparency Hub|Image:Transparency hub logo.png||Go to the Transparency Hub project!}}<br>
 
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[[Project:Transparency Hub|An open, collective knowledge base<br>for the transparency community]]<br>
*[[American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009]]
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*[[Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2009]]
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*[[Reducing Over-Classification Act]]
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*[[Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009]]
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*[[National Bombing Prevention Act of 2009]]
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*[[CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009]]
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*[[Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2009]]
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*[[Digital TV Delay Act]]
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*[[Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009]]
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*[[Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009]]
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*[[Fast, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Redress Act of 2009]]
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*[[Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009]]
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=== Bills Currently Pending in Congress:<br>  ===
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*[[Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009]]
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*[[Fair Tax Act of 2009]]
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*[[TARP Reform and Accountability Act]]
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===All legislation articles===
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Find a piece of legislation through the [[congressional scorecards]], the [[:Category:U.S. legislation|full index of legislation articles]] or through on of the issue areas below:
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[[:Category:Communications, Science and Intellectual Property Policy (U.S.)|Communications, Science,<br>and Intellectual Property]]
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| [[Image:economiclogo.png|150px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Economic Policy (U.S.)|Economic<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:educationlogo4.png|150px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Education Policy (U.S.)|Education<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:Electionsgovernmentpolicylogo.png|100px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Elections and Government Policy (U.S.)|Elections and Government<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:environmentallogo2.png|100px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Energy and Environment Policy (U.S.)|Energy and Environment<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:Foodlogo2.png|100px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Food and Agriculture Policy (U.S.)|Food and Agriculture<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:healthlogo.png|150px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Health Policy (U.S.)|Health<br> Policy]]
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| [[Image:Transportationinfrastructurelogo2.png|150px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Infrastructure and Transportation Policy (U.S.)|Infrastructure and<br> Transportation Policy]]
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[[:Category:Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy (U.S.)|Labor, Immigration<br> and Retirement Policy]]
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[[:Category:National Security and Foreign Policy (U.S.)|National Security and<br> Foreign Policy]]
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| [[Image:lawlogo2.png|150px]]<br>
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[[:Category:Rights, Liberties and Courts Policy (U.S.)|Rights, Liberties and<br> Courts Policy]]
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[[:Category:Social Policy (U.S.)|Social<br> Policy]]
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= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Senators'''</span>  =
 
<div align="center">
 
<us_map redirect="{state}" />
 
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Pick a state above to see its members of Congress or break them down by
 
 
*[[:Category:Members of the U.S. Senate]]
 
*[[Senate leadership]]
 
*[[:Category:U.S. Senate Committees|Senate committees]]
 
*[[Freshman members of the 111th Congress|Freshman members of Congress]]
 
*[[Members of Congress under investigation]]
 
*[[:Category:Former members of Congress|Former members of Congress]]
 
*[[Project:RaceTracker|Candidates for Congress]]
 
 
= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Representatives'''</span>  =
 
<div align="center">
 
<us_map redirect="{state}" />
 
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Pick a state above to see its members of Congress or break them down by:
 
 
*[[:Category:Members of the U.S. House]]
 
*[[House leadership]]
 
*[[:Category:U.S. House Committees|House committees]]
 
*[[Freshman members of the 111th Congress|Freshman members of Congress]]
 
*[[Members of Congress under investigation]]
 
*[[:Category:Former members of Congress|Former members of Congress]]
 
*[[Project:RaceTracker|Candidates for Congress]]
 
 
= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Elections'''</span>  =
 
 
Select a state below to see the current and past candidates in every congressional district:
 
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<us_map redirect="{state}  congressional districts and candidates" />
 
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= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''How Congress works'''</span>  =
 
 
*[[Authorization-appropriations process of the U.S. Congress]]
 
*[[Clerk of the House]]
 
*[[Cloture and filibusters in the U.S. Congress]]
 
*[[Congress Reporting Information]]
 
*[[Congressional Budget Office]]
 
*[[Congressional Research Service]]
 
*[[Congressional calendar]]
 
*[[Congressional gift regulations]]
 
*[[Congressional legal defense fund regulations]]
 
*[[Congressional offices and staff]]
 
*[[Congressional parliamentarians]]
 
*[[Congressional travel regulations]]
 
*[[Democratic Policy Committee]]
 
*[[Differences in Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006]]
 
*[[Earmarks]]
 
*[[Efforts to initiate the impeachment of President George W. Bush]]
 
*[[Ethics in Congress]]
 
*[[Expulsion and censure]]
 
*[[Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006]]
 
*[[Foreign Agents Registration Act]]
 
*[[House Democratic Caucus]]
 
*[[House Republican Conference]]
 
*[[House counsel]]
 
*[[House leadership]]
 
*[[How a bill becomes a law]]
 
*[[Impeachment]]
 
*[[Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007]]
 
*[[Lobbying for foreign interests]]
 
*[[Lobbyist regulations]]
 
*[[Members of Congress posting schedules online]]
 
*[[National Republican Congressional Committee]]
 
*[[Non-voting members of Congress]]
 
*[[Personal Financial Disclosure]]
 
*[[Political action committee]]
 
*[[Prospects for Ethics Reform in the 110th Congress]]
 
*[[Recess appointment]]
 
*[[Revolving door regulations]]
 
*[[Roll call votes]]
 
*[[Secretary of the Senate]]
 
*[[Senate Republican Conference]]
 
*[[Senate leadership]]
 
*[[Term limits]]
 
*[[Transparency in the U.S. Congress]]
 
*[[Travel Reports]]
 
*[[U.S. House of Representatives - Rules]]
 
*[[U.S. Senate - Rules]]
 
*[[U.S. Senate Confirmation Process]]
 
*[[U.S. Senate actions to require testimony or document production]]
 
*[[U.S. congressional pages]]
 
*[[U.S. constitutional amendment process]]
 
*[[U.S. federal ethics, transparency, and campaign finance legislation, 110th Congress]]
 
*[[United States Constitution: Article I]]
 
 
= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Community projects'''</span>  =
 
 
===Current community projects===
 
 
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[[Image:Good size for communitypage.gif]]<br><br><br><br>
 
'''<big>[[Project:RaceTracker]]</big>'''
 
 
Citizens tracking every candidate in every district.<br>Coordinated by the Swing State Project.
 
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[[Image:Transparency Hub Logo.png]]
 
<br>'''<big>[[Project:Transparency Hub]]</big>'''
 
 
A collective knowledge base for the pro-transparency community.<br>Coordinated by the Sunlight Foundation.
 
 
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===Start a project===
 
 
Want to start a community project? We'd be happy to host it. Contact [[User talk:Conor Kenny|Conor Kenny]] for details.
 
 
= <span style="font-size: 110%;">'''Blogs on Congress'''</span>  =
 
 
Select a state below to see the local blogs on Congress:
 
<div align="center">
 
<us_map redirect="{state} blogroll" />
 
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Latest revision as of 22:53, April 17, 2012

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An open, collective knowledge base
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