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House to vote on easing nutrition labeling requirements for restaurants and stores

Legislation scheduled for a House vote this week seeks to change the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) labeling requirements for… Read More »

Feb 9, 2016 9:43 a.m.

Congress passes bill to track international travel of sex offenders

Both chambers of Congress have passed a bill to allow federal government to monitor the international movements of registered sex offenders… Read More »

Feb 3, 2016 3:36 p.m.

The Flint water crisis is about to hit the Senate floor

The Senate this week will likely vote on an amendment from Michigan’s senators, Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), designed to… Read More »

Feb 3, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Housing Assistance for Low-Income Families:

The House this week is scheduled to vote on bipartisan legislation that would change how certain allowances for low-income families — such… Read More »

Feb 1, 2016 5:01 p.m.

Rand Paul Sponsors Bill to Declassify 9/11 Documents:

In 2002, after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over the intelligence agencies issued an… Read More »

Feb 1, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Two Bills May Require Criminal Intent to Prosecute People for Most Federal Crimes:

The U.S. Code contains almost 5,000 federal crimes, impossible for any reasonable person to memorize. So what happens if somebody… Read More »

Jan 31, 2016 5:01 p.m.

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Presidential Candidates Miss Votes

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 11:56 p.m.

Update: Check out our real-time presidential candidates missed votes tracker. ————— The 2016 presidential candidates are under a lot of scrutiny right now, and the ... Read More »

No Speaker since 1933 was elected with more than one vote from the minority party

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 2:59 p.m.

With the Republican party now selecting their nominee for the next Speaker of the House, there’s been some discussion of whether a moderate Republican candidate ... Read More »

GovTrack Updates for Spring/Summer 2015

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Here’s what’s new on GovTrack this Spring & Summer: GovTrack Insider After running a summer-long experiment with intern Ben, we successfully funded the launch of ... Read More »

Users report GovTrack makes them more confident about approaching government

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 6:49 p.m.

This summer GovTrack ran a survey of its users to learn more about the site’s effectiveness. The survey, run in collaboration with mySociety, revealed something ... Read More »