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August 22, 2007 - by Donny Shaw

We’ve made widgets to help you track particular bills, bills grouped by issue area, OpenCongress meta-data, and now — thanks to BritCrit’s clever solution — there’s a widget to help you track your Congresscritter. The OpenCongress team is actually busy developing our own widget for tracking senators and representatives, but in the meantime this widget, powered by Widgetbox.com, does the trick quite nicely. BritCrit’s made widgets for the senators from Texas, Massachusetts, and Michigan that you can download, and you can easily make your own for any member of Congress. Here’s one I made in about three minutes by following BritCrit’s simple instructions:

You can see all of Richard Neal’s (D-MA) recent votes with links back to the OpenCongress pages for the bills in question. From there, as always, you’ve got easy access to blog and news coverage from all over the internet to help you put the meaning of your congressperson’s votes in context. Neal hasn’t sponsored any bills super-recently, but if he had, they would show up in the widget as well.

Our own widget should be ready in about a month and it will have a few additional features such as links to blog and news coverage, most-recently sponsored bills, voting trend analysis, and committee membership.

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Comments

  • Anonymous 08/22/2007 8:02pm

    Excellent. Really looking forward to this. Keep up the fantastic work!

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    lhauri 02/28/2012 12:51pm

    indeed… it is an amazing job! This domain is really good. Timeshare Resales

  • Anonymous 08/23/2007 12:23pm

    Thanks for the plug. I’m an avid reader of opencongress. I’m looking forward to your upcoming features.

    Keep up the good work.

    Thanks,

    Ian

  • Anonymous 08/23/2007 11:19pm

    Hi Ian. Thanks a bunch for putting these widgets together and making it easier for people to keep up what their members of Congress are up to. Keep up the good work yourself!

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