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Fair Tax Act would eliminate IRS and establish a 30% federal sales tax

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 7:40 p.m.

On Tax Day earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon quipped, “It’s that one day of the year when even Democrats turn into Republicans.” But, aside… Read More »

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: Their Wall Street Votes and Proposals

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 11:49 a.m.

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton served in the Senate together during one of the biggest public policy… Read More »

New Columbia Admission Act would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 11 a.m.

Should Washington, D.C. become the 51st state? Read More »

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act would hold Saudi Arabia legally liable for 9/11

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 10:46 a.m.

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal commission was created to fact-find as much information as possible about the… Read More »

Stop Act would prohibit officeholders from fundraising while in office

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 9:54 a.m.

Your job, new member of Congress, is to raise $18,000 a day. Read More »

Election season hasn’t distracted Congress from enacting new laws

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 5:20 p.m.

Despite the looming presidential election in November, as well as both a House and Senate controlled by the president’s opposing party… Read More »

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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 »