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Follow-up on funding for Planned Parenthood

In continuation of the controversy over federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Republicans have passed a bill in the House that would give… Read More »

Oct 7, 2015 11:35 a.m.

What have the House Speaker candidates done in Congress?

Our look at their laws, bills, votes, and more. Read More »

Oct 7, 2015 6:43 a.m.

Senate Denies Renewal of Perkins Loan for Higher Education

Renewed almost without question since establishment in 1958, the Federal Perkins Loan Program — providing loans that aid payment in higher… Read More »

Oct 6, 2015 4:43 p.m.

The Week Ahead

With the threat of a government shutdown quelled for the time being, House and Senate lawmakers have turned their attention to other… Read More »

Oct 5, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Environmental Reviews of Federal Projects and Research for Rare Diseases

Read about the RAPID Act and the Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act in this GovTrack Insider report on the recent activities of… Read More »

Oct 1, 2015 9:04 p.m.

Republicans have a way to pass Planned Parenthood defunding without shutting down the government

Whichever party controls Congress has one big legislative tool each year for bypassing Senate filibusters and putting a bill on the… Read More »

Sep 29, 2015 8:22 a.m.

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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 »

Discontinuing state-level legislative tracking

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 12:43 p.m.

Today I’m turning the lights off on GovTrack’s state-level legislative tracking pages. I added state-level legislative tracking in 2012, through a partnership with LegiNation, Inc. ... Read More »

Launching GovTrack Insider

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 8:44 p.m.

Legislative data is only the beginning to understanding what Congress does and how it works. That’s why earlier this month launched GovTrack Insider, a ... Read More »