Saturday, September 5, 2009

More Congressional Tracking via Web 2.0

Since last week's post about using Web 2.0 to track Congress I've found two other blogs with posts about the same thing.

First, there is an excellent post by Peggy Garvin on LLRX here that reviews the recent changes in and She also reviews various Twitter feeds that focus on what happens to a bill after it leaves Congress. Apparently, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel is tweeting as are others. Even better, she reveals new RSS feeds from Thomas that allow tracking of House floor action, Senate floor action, and the Daily Digest from the Congressional Record.

Second, the RIPS blog has a similar post here. Jason Sowards also details GovTrack and OpenCongress. He includes a new blog, MapLight, a site that tracks who gave what money to which legislator with what result...

Congress comes back from its August ("Townhall Meeting") recess next week, Advanced Legal Research and Specialized Legal Research classes are starting up, and many of these sources have made substantive changes over the summer. No wonder there are a veritable plethora of posts on these new resources. It will be interesting to see which ones last and which ones will continue to evolve.

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