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3/27/2023 Fox News: Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has missed an alarmingly high percentage of roll-call votes due to illness
2/25/2023 NBC Bay City News: Rep. Barbara Lee Formally Kicks Off Senate Campaign in Oakland
2/24/2023 Colorado Public Radio: This US representative from Colorado passed the most bills in Congress last term
9/30/2022 Washington Examiner: Joe Manchin 'praying' for end to split Senate
9/13/2022 Business Insider: The oldest government in history
8/16/2022 Florida Phoenix: ‘Absences grab voters’ attention’: Rep. Demings criticizes Sen. Rubio’s missed votes in Congress
8/5/2022 National Review: Senate Democrats to Stop Testing for Covid ahead of Vote on Partisan Spending Bill: Report
7/21/2022 Yahoo News: Biden joins several Cabinet members, over 200 members of Congress, with positive COVID test
7/14/2022 The Washington Post: Covid emerges as a complication for a Democratic economic deal
7/14/2022 PolitiFact: Val Demings’ ad criticizes Rubio’s attendance record
5/6/2022 Snopes: Were Most Conservative Supreme Court Justices Appointed by Presidents Who Lost Popular Vote?
3/13/2022 USA Today: Former President Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19, says he's 'feeling fine'
1/18/2022 Snopes: Does a ‘Hidden Tax Credit’ Pay Half of Journalists’ Salaries?
1/9/2022 Washington Times: AOC tests positive for COVID-19, joins long list of lawmakers who caught it
1/2/2022 The Riverdale Press: Espaillat tests positive for COVID-19 — again
12/31/2021 Florida Daily: Gearing Up for Reelection Campaign, Marco Rubio Highlights 2021 Record
10/8/2021 The Spokesman-Review: Cathy McMorris Rodgers tests positive for COVID-19, quarantining in Spokane with mild symptoms
9/30/2021 Reuters: Democrat Sinema in spotlight as obstacle to Biden economic agenda
9/30/2021 CNN: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the Senate
9/29/2021 WAMC: Delgado-Molinaro Race Could Make NY-19 A National Bellwether In 2022
8/19/2021 Reuters: Three U.S. senators test positive for COVID-19
8/22/2021 Forbes: The Tangled Tale Of The Infrastructure Bill, Crypto Reporting And Taxes
6/2/2021 CNN: Joe Biden said two Democratic senators vote with Republicans more than their own party. Is he right?
4/26/2021 NBC 26 Green Bay: 2020 census data: How this determines the House of Representatives
3/19/2021 Axios: COVID's effect on Congress
3/15/2021 CNBC: Deb Haaland confirmed as first Native American Cabinet secretary
3/13/2021 ABC 7: The Sunshine Protection Act calls for us to switch to DST tonight, and then stay there!
3/11/2021 Roll Call: One-tenth of Congress had COVID-19, but cases halted soon after vaccinations
2/25/2021 Nonprofit Quarterly: Haaland’s Historic Nomination for Interior Secretary Advances
2/18/2021 Florida Daily: Marco Rubio Showcases Mid-Term Record in New Report
2/17/2021 The Laurinburg Exchange: NC members of Congress absent more often than peers
2/8/2021 CNBC: Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas is first sitting member of Congress to die of Covid
2/7/2021 The New York Times: The Women Who Paved the Way for Marjorie Taylor Greene
2/4/2021 NBC 15 News: Republican group calls for Gaetz to resign on billboards in Pensacola
1/10/2021 Bloomberg: Lawmakers Exposed to Covid-19 During Capitol Attack, Physician Says
1/7/2021 People: U.S. Congressman Tests Positive for COVID Hours After Attending Electoral College Vote in Person
1/7/2021 THe New York Times: A congressman who voted against certification tests positive for Covid-19
1/5/2021 Yahoo Finance: Why the coming Congress will be moderate even with the likely Democratic sweep in Georgia
1/4/2021 Forbes: Rep. Granger Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Receiving First Vaccine Dose
12/23/2020 Lead Stories: Fact Check: The Stimulus Bill Does NOT Strip President Trump Of His Insurrection Act Authority
12/23/2020 Seattle Times: U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Everett, tests positive for coronavirus
12/22/2020 LAist: LA's Alex Padilla Appointed US Senator. First Latino To Represent California In Senate
12/18/2020 CNBC: Pelosi and McConnell receive Covid vaccine as shots are reserved for senior U.S. officials
12/10/2020 Fortune: The current Congress has been the least productive in decades, a warning sign for Biden if the Senate stays red
12/1/2020 New Haven Register: Courtney returning to D.C. after coronavirus case from exposure to another member of Congress
11/29/2020 Forbes: Republicans Make Up 70% Of The Members Of Congress Who Have Tested Positive For Covid-19
11/24/2020 Forbes: A Dozen Capitol Hill Lawmakers Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus In The Past Two Weeks
11/24/2020 The Washington Post: Nearly a sixth of the Senate Republican caucus has tested positive for coronavirus
11/20/2020 USA Today: Fact check: Kamala Harris has said she agrees with decriminalizing sex work
11/20/2020 Talking Points Memo: Rick Scott Becomes The 6th Member Of Congress To Test Positive This Week
11/18/2020 The New York Times: A mini-outbreak on Capitol Hill threatens to disrupt the business of Congress
11/18/2020 Axios: At least six cases in six days: Newhouse and Lamborn test positive for COVID-19
11/18/2020 AP: US Rep. Newhouse says he has tested positive for coronavirus
11/18/2020 Colorado Politics: Colorado's US Rep. Perlmutter tests positive for COVID-19
11/17/2020 The New York Times: As Grassley Tests Positive, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress
11/14/2020 WEAR TV: Sen. Rick Scott to quarantine after close COVID-19 contact
11/4/2020 CBS Austin: Sen. John Cornyn wins fourth term, cites appeal to moderates and Independents as crucial
11/3/2020 NBC 26 Green Bay: Rep. Mike Gallagher wins reelection, Rep. Glenn Grothman wins reelection
11/3/2020 Patch: Port Washington Election 2020: What You Need To Know
11/3/2020 Click Orlando: Rep. Daniel Webster re-elected in US House District 11 race
11/3/2020 Click Orlando: US House District 10 voters re-elect Rep. Val Demings
10/31/2020 Charleston City Paper: Analysis: Key data show Cunningham as a moderate in Congress
10/31/2020 Duluth News Tribune: Suburbs could decide Minnesota's dead-heat U.S. Senate race
10/26/2020 The New York Times: Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Puts 2 G.O.P. House Seats at Risk
10/26/2020 Politifact: Says she is ranked "one of the most bipartisan senators in the Senate in the last 25 years."
10/26/2020 Fox News: Kamala Harris bursts out laughing when asked if she has socialist perspective
10/26/2020 60 Minutes: The Republican Ticket, The Democratic Ticket
10/16/2020 KOCO News 5 Commitment 2020: Horn, Bice ads put to the truth test
10/16/2020 NNY 360: Cobb ad plays up Stefanik pay, downplays her work
10/16/2020 USA Today: Fact check: Biden voted to tax Social Security, wants to reform retirement benefits
10/16/2020 WCAX: Stefanik maintains bipartisan reputation while moving to the right
10/12/2020 Des Moines Register: Fact-check of the 3rd District debate. Here's what Cindy Axne and David Young got right — and what they got wrong
10/11/2020 Mail Tribune: Merkley seeks third term as Democrats try to take Senate
10/10/2020 Austin American-Statesman: Endorsement: McCaul’s measured approach is worth keeping in Congress and Endorsement: Pick Oliver, Kennedy in Central Texas congressional races
10/8/2020 The New York Times: Kamala Harris Knows How to Win Elections
10/8/2020 The New York Times: Fact-Checking the Vice-Presidential Debate
10/8/2020 ABC News: Pence, Harris face off in VP debate with diverging views of America
10/7/2020 NPR: Pence Says Harris Is The Most Liberal Senator. A Look At That Charge
10/2/2020 Distractify: Here Are the Current Sitting Democrats Who Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19
10/2/2020 Click Orlando:
10/2/2020 The Salt Lake Tribune: Ben McAdams bucks party on COVID-19 relief bill, as GOP ads complain he follows Dems in lockstep
9/29/2020 The Orange County Register: Two Democrats face off in 38th District race, with Rep. Linda Sanchez heavily favored to win reelection
9/22/2020 Investopedia: 5 Things You Need to Know About Kamala Harris
9/21/2020 The CT Mirror: COVID-positive Jahana Hayes says she’s ‘OK,’ but breathing more labored
9/16/2020 Bridge Michigan: Fact Squad: Gary Peters ad highlights attendance, hits back at John James
9/10/2020 Chicago Daily Herald: Endorsement: Krishnamoorthi for Congress, District 8
8/24/2020 USA Today: Fact check: Over 8,000 US trafficking arrests since 2017 have not included members of Congress
8/22/2020 The Hill: Could Kamala Harris transform law enforcement as the vice president?
8/20/2020 Forbes: Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy Tests Positive For Coronavirus
8/19/2020 Newsweek: Kamala Harris Isn't Enough to Persuade These Bernie Supporters to Vote for Biden
8/14/2020 The Washington Post: Kamala Harris a moderate? Not even close. Welcome to the leftist Trojan horse operation
8/14/2020 The Hill: Former Obama speechwriter Favreau: 'Hilarious' some media outlets calling Harris a moderate
8/13/2020 CNN: The 42 most shocking lines from Donald Trump's Fox Business interview
8/13/2020 Foundation for Economic Education: Is Kamala Harris Really a ‘Pragmatic Moderate?’
8/13/2020 The Washington Post: What measures of ideology tell us about members of Congress — and what they don’t
8/13/2020 The Washington Post: Is Kamala Harris really the most liberal senator, as Trump claims?
8/13/2020 Washington Free Beacon: ‘Moderate’ Kamala Harris Just Cosponsored Climate Legislation with AOC
8/12/2020 The Sacramento Bee: How liberal is she? Watchdog groups rate the Senate record of Kamala Harris
8/12/2020 Fox News: Kamala Harris scored as most liberal US senator in 2019
8/11/2020 Washington Times: 'More fake news': New York Times mocked for calling Kamala Harris 'pragmatic moderate'
8/11/2020 Breitbart: Kamala Harris: Most Liberal Senator; Backed Green New Deal, ‘Medicare for All’
8/11/2020 Newsweek: Kamala Harris More Liberal Than Bernie Sanders, Senate Record Analysis Shows
8/10/2020 Al Jazeera: US Rep Ilhan Omar readies for tough primary challenge
8/6/2020 Washington Times: Court says Pelosi's proxy-voting plan can continue
8/6/2020 Illinois Newsroom: Rep. Rodney Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
7/30/2020 BBC News: Pelosi warns maskless lawmakers may be thrown out
7/15/2020 The Hill: The next American revolution
7/8/2020 Democracy Now!: New Jersey Incumbents Fend Off Progressive Primary Challengers
7/7/2020 Vox: Live results for the New Jersey primaries
7/6/2020 ABC 10 KTEN: New Jersey Democrat faces primary challenge from a former volunteer
7/6/2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota's August primary: A closer look at the 5th, 7th District races
6/5/2020 Law360: Bipartisan Bill Seeks PPP Access Despite Criminal Records
5/20/2020 Politifact: No, there’s no COVID-19 law that requires rent (or mortgage) refunds
4/20/2020 Roll Call: Organizations push for remote floor and committee debate, not just voting
3/4/2020 The New York Times: Why Biden Is the Change Candidate
2/27/2020 Georgia Reporter: Collins ranked second-most liberal GOP member of Georgia House delegation
2/27/2020 Time Telegram Utica: NY-22: Is Brindisi bipartisan? Voting record faces challenge
2/27/2020 The Center Square Colorado: Report ranks Gardner highly for bipartisanship
2/26/2020 Fort Morgan Times: Report ranks Cory Gardner bipartisan, effective in U.S. Senate
2/25/2020 Naz Today: Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) met with NAU Student-Veterans Last Week
2/24/2020 Wisonsin Examiner: Measuring effectiveness and ideology of Wisconsin’s members of Congress
2/24/2020 KUAM Guam: Congressional report card shows San Nicolas as 2nd most absent with 0 bills passed
2/21/2020 Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa.’s Fitzpatrick leads U.S. House in bipartisanship, new rankings show
2/19/2020 Colorado Public Radio: Back In Colorado, Bennet Talks Presidential, Senate Races At Littleton Town Hall
2/18/2020 Chicago Daily Herald: Endorse: Quigley for Democrats in 5th Congressional District
2/13/2020 NC Policy Watch: N.C. is home to most conservative U.S. House lawmaker, new rankings show
2/5/2020 Forbes: The Five Times Susan Collins Has Actually Been A Swing Vote
2/1/2020 The New York Times: Fact-Checking Bernie Sanders Before the Iowa Caucuses
1/28/2020 Roll Call: Key Votes 2019: Amid partisan acrimony, legislative wins in Congress were hard to come by
1/27/2020 CNN: The 1 big reason why the Des Moines Register didn't endorse Bernie Sanders
1/10/2020 Harvard Law Review: Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation
12/31/2019 New England Public Radio: On Campaign Trail In 2019, Warren And Sanders Miss Hundreds Of Senate Votes
12/28/2019 The Daily Iowan: In Iowa City, Amy Klobuchar says she can energize Iowa’s Democratic base
12/23/2019 Fox News: Former Hawaii governor calls for Tulsi Gabbard to resign over missed House votes
12/19/2019 Associated Press: Gabbard Faces Heat Back Home for Present Vote on Impeachment
12/17/2019 Pelosi’s Bipartisanship Boast
11/26/2019 The Advocate: Analysis: Congress still advancing bills, but fewer are passing compared to years when government wasn't divided
11/21/2019 Politifact: Social posts revise the records of Sanders, Pelosi and Waters
10/4/2019 Politifact: Subpoenas vs. bills: What this CNN pundit got wrong
9/27/2019 Politifact: Social media posts mislead on Democratic senators’ records
9/9/2019 New England Public Radio: For Presidential Candidates, Votes In Congress Routinely Missed
8/26/2019 The Washington Examiner: 2020 Democrats missing significantly more votes than 2008 senator-heavy White House field
8/14/2019 Bloomberg: They ‘Wrote the Damn Bill’: 2020 Hopefuls Go on Bill-Filing Spree
8/11/2019 Cory Booker has missed more votes than any of the Democratic presidential candidates
7/5/2019 KELO: Dusty is nearly alone in the middle in Congress
6/12/2019 RTV6: How bipartisan are the U.S. senators from Indiana? Report shows top bipartisanship list
5/23/2019 The Washington Post: As it turns out, Democrats can both investigate and legislate
5/18/2019 The New York Times: Fact-Checking Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail
5/17/2019 The Washington Post: How liberal was Joe Biden?
5/14/2019 FedScoop: A chief data officer? Congress might need one, too
5/10/2019 FCW: Transparency through technology
5/6/2019 PolitiFact: Joe Biden claims he was a staunch liberal in the Senate. He wasn’t
4/29/2019 Associated Press: Some 2020 Democrats work with GOP more than you think
4/19/2019 A Misleading Claim About Lawmakers’ Effectiveness
3/4/2019 Quartz: Charted: What the 2020 Democratic candidates did in Congress
2/11/2019 Pacific Standard: The 116th Congress Is Refocused on Gun Control in the Wake of Parkland
2/1/2019 CNN: 5 ways to understand Cory Booker's presidential chances
1/3/2019 The Washington Post: Just because government is now divided doesn’t necessarily mean Washington will get less effective
12/24/2018 Business Insider: Trump tweeted a picture of himself signing a 'bill' that appears to be a blank sheet of paper, and the internet is having a field day
11/5/2018 Politifact: Is Claire McCaskill one of America’s most independent senators?
11/2/2018 The Daily Caller/Check Your Fact: Fact Check: Has The House Passed A Thousand Bills This Session?
11/2/2018 Mother Jones: Kevin de León Makes His Closing Argument for Unseating Sen. Dianne Feinstein
11/2/2018 Texas Tribune: Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke entered Congress at the same time. Here’s what they have accomplished.
10/18/2018 Florida Politics: In latest ad, Bill Nelson says Rick Scott will put Donald Trump needs first
10/18/2018 Missourlian: Fact checking President Trump and Matt Rosendale at their rally in Missoula
10/18/2018 Politifact: Beto O'Rourke says Ted Cruz has second-worst bipartisanship record of all senators in 25 years
10/17/2018 The Washington Post: How individual House seats stack up demographically
10/16/2018 Texas Tribune: Beto O’Rourke says Ted Cruz has an attendance problem. Cruz has missed 14 percent of votes; O’Rourke has missed 3 percent
10/15/2018 Politifact: Fact-checking Donald Trump's interview on 60 Minutes
10/11/2018 WSAW-TV: 7 Investigates fact checks Rep. Kind's campaign ad, responds to opponent's claims
10/10/2018 The Atlantic: The People v. the U.S. Senate
10/9/2018 Vice: Democrats Could Seize Power, but Do They Want To?
10/8/2018 MSNBC: Will righteous anger help take back Congress? (All in With Chris Hayes), Presidents who lost popular vote picked 4 of the last 6 justices (Brian Williams)
10/8/2018 The Washington Post: Another big Democratic loss. And yet more complaints about a ‘rigged’ system
10/2/2018 CNET: 'Pulse Voter' app fights voter apathy by connecting citizens and constituents
9/26/2018 The Washington Post: Fact-checking President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly
9/18/2018 Roll Call: Public-Facing Congressional Research Reports Site Launches to Criticism
9/18/2018 Roll Call: Understanding the Constitution Is Hard, This New Website Helps Explain
9/13/2018 The Washington Post: President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims
8/19/2018 Leader-Telegram: Analysis: Bills move faster under Republicans in Wisconsin Legislature
8/3/2018 The Washington Post: The recent loss of experience on Capitol Hill may not be as bad as it seems
7/26/2018 Politifact: Roger Williams says he's never voted "present" in U.S. House action--the 'chicken way'
7/17/2018 Roll Call: Critics Pan Plan to Publish Congressional Research
7/6/2018 Motherboard: Google AdSense Banned a Random Web Page About a 32-Year-Old Bill Because It Was About Sexual Abuse
6/19/2018 RollingStone: 5 Things You Can Do to Fight Family Separation Right Now
6/14/2018 The Cut: What You Can Do Right Now to Help Fight Trump’s Family-Separation Policy
6/14/2018 The New York Times: Seizing Children From Parents at the Border Is Immoral. Here’s What We Can Do About It
6/13/2018 Tennessean: Diane Black's missed votes mount as she campaigns for Tennessee governor
6/4/2018 NBCNews: How many bills has Trump signed into law in his first 500 days — and how does it compare to past presidents?
5/30/2018 The Incline, Pittsburgh: A look at Congressman Conor Lamb’s voting record so far
5/30/2018 Seven Days, Vermont’s Independent Voice: In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?
5/21/2018 The Week: This is the laziest Congress in history
5/17/2018 The New York Times: Trump Stretches Facts by Claiming Record Successes During ‘Greatest Witch Hunt’ in U.S. History
5/13/2018 Daily Caller/Check Your Fact: FACT CHECK: Has Joe Donnelly Never Had A Single Bill Passed Into Law?
4/5/2018 Associated Press: Labrador Goes on Defensive After Attack Ads Target Record
3/30/2018 El Confidencial: Este es el secreto del enorme poder del lobby de las armas en EEUU
3/16/2018 Santa Fe New Mexican: Pearce missing votes since launching campaign for governor
3/13/2018 Tennessean: Diane Black has most missed votes in 2018 among Tennessee congressional delegation
3/9/2018 Teen Vogue: How to Tell If a Bill Is Serious With 5 Tips
2/28/2018 National Catholic Reporter: No shortage of gun legislation awaits action in Congress
2/22/2018 Newsweek: Five Gun Control Bills Congress Could Pass Right Now In Wake Of Florida Shooting
2/21/2018 CNN: See what your members of Congress have done about gun control
2/19/2018 NPR: CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?
2/12/2018 Teen Vogue: Donald Trump Lies About Himself
2/1/2018 The Washington Post: Can big data predict which bills will pass Congress?
1/18/2018 BBC News: Trump tracker: The story of his first year - in seven graphics
1/17/2018 The Texas Monitor: U.S. Rep Sam Johnson, officially the 6th most absent member of the House in 2017
12/29/2017 The New York Times: 2017: The Year in Charts (op-ed)
12/29/2017 Patch: 10 New Federal Laws Passed Under President Trump In 2017
12/29/2017 The Hill: Politifact: Trump claim that he signed more first-year bills than any other president is 'false'
12/29/2017 Politifact: Has Donald Trump signed more bills than anyone? No. (His count ranks last)
12/28/2017 Newsday: Trump’s 2017 was no record, but it was something
12/28/2017 NowThis: [tweet]
12/28/2017 ABC News: Trump has signed fewest bills into law, despite claiming the opposite, a nonpartisan group says
12/28/2017 The Rachel Maddow Show: Trump boasts of an achievement that’s entirely made up
12/28/2017 TIME: Donald Trump Says He's Signed More Laws Than Any President Since Truman. Here's the Truth
12/28/2017 International Business Times: Trump's Claim Of Breaking Legislation Record Is Another Inaccurate One
12/27-28/2017 CNN: Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody; and on-air coverage by Erin Burnett Out Front, AC 360, Don Lemon
12/27/2017 Slate: Trump Boasts He’s Signed More Laws Than Any President Since Truman. He’s Actually Signed the Least.
12/27/2017 Politico: Trump falsely claims he broke a legislative record
12/27/2017 Los Angeles Times: President Trump again falsely claims he's signed more bills than any president
12/27/2017 NPR: Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up
12/22/2017 The Daily Caller: FACT CHECK: Has Trump Had More ‘Legislative Approvals’ Than Any Other President?
12/22/2017 AFP: Trump signs sweeping tax overhaul, sealing major victory
12/21/2017 Newsweek: Trump has signed fewest bills into law of any modern president, research shows
12/21/2017 The Washington Post: Trump has signed the fewest new laws at this point of any recent president
12/1/2017 FCW: Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency
12/1/2017 FedScoop: The third Congressional Hackathon tackles openness and faith in government
11/30/2017 The New York Times: Investigating Gerrymandering and the Math Behind Partisan Maps
11/30/2017 CSPAN: Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon
10/27/2017 Carnegie Mellon University: GovTrack To Adopt Carnegie Mellon’s Citizen Input Feature
10/27/2017 The New York Times: Trump Falsely Denounces Jeff Flake by Calling Him a ... Democrat?
9/11/2017 The Washington Post: The House Republicans’ claim they have ‘passed more bills’ than recent first-year presidencies
9/6/2017 Bloomberg: This Gauge of Political Turmoil Stays Near Record High
8/10/2017 The Daily Caller: Here’s Who Could Replace McConnell As Senate Majority Leader
8/8/2017 US News and World Report: The First Democratic Candidate for President in 2020 Is Already Running
8/4/2017 BBC News: Trump tracker: How much has the president achieved so far?
8/7/2017 Business Insider: Here's how many laws Trump signed in his first 200 days compared to past presidents
7/28/2017 US News and World Report: Counting on a Maverick
7/20/2017 Politifact: Donald Trump not close in claiming he has signed more bills in first six months than any president
7/18/2017 Fox Business/Lou Dobbs:: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell lack true leadership skills
7/17/2017 The Washington Post: No, President Trump, you haven't signed more bills than any other president
7/1/2017 StarTribune: As he runs for governor, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz aims for middle ground
6/27/2017 Politifact: Nunes gets it wrong; Trump hasn’t signed ‘more bills’ than any president at this point
6/27/2017 Business Insider: Why one of the Senate's young progressives isn't running for president in 2020
6/23/2017 NPR: Despite Claims To Contrary, Trump Has Signed No Major Laws 5 Months In
6/23/2017 The Hill: Requiem for the budget wonk? Not if we can help it
6/21/2017 Science: Artificial intelligence can predict which congressional bills will pass
6/19/2017 The Washington Post: The president’s political case for his presidency, in three tweets
6/12/2017 The Olympian: House's COVFEFE Act has a silly name, but it would significantly impact Trump
6/12/2017 The Washington Post: Trump says he has done more by this point than anybody since FDR. Sort of.
6/12/2017 NBC News: Fact Check: Trump Says He Passed More Bills Than Most Presidents
5/12/2017 Quartz: A moderate Republican’s savaging by voters shows why Democrats think they can take back Congress
5/10/2017 The Washington Post: ‘I didn’t come here to defend the president tonight.’ Republican who rescued health-care bill faces voters.
4/29/2017 Business Insider: TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS: Here's how they compare with Obama's, Bush's, and Clinton's
4/27/2017 The Washington Post: Bailouts are back — as a political insult, at least
4/27/2017 Politifact: Trump has signed more bills in 100 days than any president since Truman, Spicer says
4/27/2017 NPR: White House Touts 'Historic' 28 Laws Signed By Trump, But What Are They?
4/12/2017 Democrat and Chronicle: Gillibrand leads in “no” votes against Trump’s nominees
4/3/2017 Wired: What Does Congress Care About? Check Their Browsing Histories
3/28/2017 Quartz: How the Senate “nuked” American bipartisanship
2/8/2017 The New York Times: A Low-Tech Guide to Becoming More Politically Active
1/19/2017 Presidential candidates missed the most votes in Congress last year
1/15/2017 USAToday: Confirm Sen. Sessions: Opposing view
12/7/2016 Provides Fact-Based Information on the Latest Legislation That’s Free from Outside Financial Influence
11/3/2016 The Washington Post: Behold, a bipartisan congressman (endorsement of Rep. John Delaney (D-MD))
11/2/2016 Action News JAX: Florida Rep. Ted Yoho campaign mailer gets facts wrong
10/31/2016 CIOReview: APIs: Changing the way how data gets integrated
10/24/2016 Politifact: Half True: Clinton says she sponsored 400 bills, worked with GOP
10/12/2016 NBC2: Truth Test: 'Fabulously phony failure' attack ad on Patrick Murphy
9/11/2016 Daily Herald: 3 lawmakers want to kill the interview question we all hate: salary history
9/11/2016 Salon: Not all of 2016’s political surprises are bad: A bipartisan campaign finance reform bill shows promise
9/9/2016 PolitiFact Florida: Ad attacking Patrick Murphy as among 'least effective' in Congress misses the mark
9/2/2016 PolitiFact Florida: Mostly True: Marco Rubio has worst voting record of any Florida senator in nearly 50 years
8/17/2016 TechCrunch: Why tech companies are making Election Day a holiday
8/16/2016 San Francisco Chronicle: Sanchez ranks at top for missed votes, flails in Senate race
8/15/2016 The Washington Times: Vice presidential candidates rank as polar opposites on conservative scale
7/20/2016 ZDNet: Congress' website was down for three days
6/28/2016 The Washington Post (The Fix): Harlem is about to elect its third congressman since the Roosevelt administration
6/16/2016 The Washington Post: Do your Congress members support stricter gun control?
5/31/2016 RT: Slush funds, secrets and splurges: How Pentagon budgets keep getting bigger
4/28/2016 Chicago magazine: Should Chicagoans Have Known Rahm Emanuel Wouldn’t Be a Progressive Mayor?
4/6/2016 DC: OpenGov Foundation to recognize members of Congress working to keep government open
4/3/2016 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Congressional Fundraising
3/24/2016 Politifact: Bernie Sanders was the roll call amendment king from 1995 to 2007
3/16/2016 The New York Times: The Candidates and the Constitution
3/8/2016 Politifact: Right to Rise correct on comparison between 'worst attendance records' of Marco Rubio, Barack Obama
3/8/2016 AP: Donald Trump Overstates Rubio's Absenteeism in Senate
3/4/2016 CNN: CNN's Reality Check Team inspects the claims at Republican debate
3/3/2016 Politifact: Donald Trump is right: Marco Rubio has worst Senate voting record
2/29/2016 FedScoop: GPO, Library of Congress releases bill statuses in XML format
2/3/2016 Clinton’s Bipartisan Bluster
1/3/2016 Glen Falls Post-Star: EDITORIAL: Defining Elise Stefanik
12/15/2015 Public Administration Times: Outsourcing Oversight through Open Government Data
11/1/2015 Politifact: PunditFact: Fact-checking the Nov. 1 news shows
10/29/2015 CNN: Marco Rubio: I hate idea of Clinton White House more than missing votes
10/12/2015 The New Yorker: The Populist Prophet: Bernie Sanders has spent decades attacking inequality. Now the country is listening.
9/30/2015 Vocativ: Marco Rubio's Voting Record Is Getting Even Worse
9/29/2015 Forbes: John Boehner And The Future Of The Republican Party
8/30/2015 Digital Journal: Interview: How civic hackers find creative solutions to problems
8/23/2015 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: LGBT Discrimination
8/9/2015 The Washington Post (The Fix): Which 2016 candidate was the most effective legislator?
8/6/2015 Kickstarter: Projects We Love
8/1/2015 Techdirt: Awesome Stuff: Making GovTrack Even More Awesome
7/16/2015 McClatchy DC: Moderate Marco? Not quite, but Rubio has history of bipartisanship
7/14/2015 Politifact Florida: Alan Grayson says he passed more bills and amendments than any other current member
7/10/2015 VTDigge: Bernie Sanders: Slightly less present than the average senator
6/17/2015 WFTV 9: 9 Investigates: Rubio's presidential campaign keeps him from key votes
5/1/2015 Nextgov: Senators beg techies to bring Congress into 21st Century
4/24/2015 CBS News: Are GOP senators running for president shirking their day jobs?
4/12/2015 The Hill: '16 hopefuls rack up Senate absences
3/2/2015 The Washington Post (The Fix): America’s longest-serving female member of Congress is retiring. She may not hold that record for long.
2/28/2015 The Chicago Tribune: Rep. Aaron Schock's wide travels raise questions
2/25/2015 The Washington Post (The Fix): Ted Strickland plans a bid to be the 11th oldest new senator ever
2/23/2015 The Washington Post (The Fix): The last time Chuck Grassley missed a vote in the Senate, Bill Clinton had been president for six months
2/23/2015 FiveThirtyEight: Comparing Obama’s Veto Rate To Other Recent Presidents’
2/22/2015 Rob Portman's record in the Senate: breaking it down
2/17/2015 Vocativ: Who’s The Biggest No-Show In Congress? (picked up in Politico, The Washington Post, and Miami Herland)
2/11/2015 Vocativ: Which Senator Votes No More Than Anyone Else On The Floor?
2/8/2015 Globe Gazette: Bills piling up: Tracking Iowa’s federal legislators
12/23/2014 National Journal: No, the 113th Congress Wasn't the Least Productive Ever, by Daniel Newhaser.
12/19/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): The did-something Congress: A flurry of bills passed in the final days. Here are the highlights, by Ed O'Keefe.
12/17/2014 The Washington Post: Was the lame duck session reason for hope or preview of horrors to come?, by Paul Kane.
12/15/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): The 113th Congress reaches new lows. In everything., by Philip Bump.
12/15/2014 USA Today OnPolitics: Gallup: Job approval for Congress near bottom for 2014, by Catalina Camia.
12/11/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): John Dingell has served with one-quarter of all members of the House in history, by Philip Bump.
12/10/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): No year saw more people leave Congress for good than 1933, by Philip Bump.
11/20/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): Jim Webb’s potential 2016 candidacy won’t keep Hillary up at night, by Philip Bump.
11/7/2014 Boehner’s ‘Bipartisan’ Bunk, by Eugene Kiely.
11/7/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): Are 300 House bills really bottled up in the Senate?, by Glenn Kessler.
11/4/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): When each generation arrived on Capitol Hill, by Philip Bump.
10/12/2014 New York Daily News: Rep. Carolyn Maloney sponsors the most bills, by Dan Friedman.
10/7/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): Why losing the Senate could help make President Obama’s last two years more productive, by Philip Bump
8/21/2014 Alaska Dispatch News: Claim Check: Americans for Prosperity accuses Begich of missing votes, by Nathaniel Herz
8/14/2014 Fox Business: How About Pay…for NO Performance?, by Neil Cavuto
8/13/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): No Congress in four decades has been paid more to do less than this one, by Philip Bump
8/12/2014 Springfield News-Leader: Billy Long's bill a symptom, symbol of gridlock, by Deirdre Shesgreen
8/8/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): Yes, the Senate is ignoring hundreds of bills passed by the GOP House. But it’s always that way. by Philip Bump.
8/1/2014 The Hill: Congress jets to five-week recess, by Peter Sullivan.
7/31/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): The lobbying industry is back! But don’t expect more action on Capitol Hill., by Philip Bump
7/9/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): The 113th Congress is historically good at not passing bills, by Philip Bump.
5/31/2014 Chicago Tribune/Blue Sky: Data opening the door to innovation, by Rich Cooper.
5/17/2014 The Washington Post (Blogs): Here’s yet another way of looking at how unproductive Congress is, by Philip Bump.
5/13/2014 The Baltimore Sun: Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues, by Dan Rodricks.
5/10/2014 Florida Today: Rubio’s attendance record among the lowest, by Ledyard King.
5/7/2014 National Journal: The Best and Worst Attendance Records in the Senate, by Emma Roller and Stephanie Stamm.
5/5/2014 National Journal: So You Want to Be a Senator, Huh?, by Michael Catalini.
5/5/2014 FiveThirtyEight: The Age of Tea Party Members in Congress, by Dhrumil Mehta.
4/28/2014 FiveThirtyEight: Both Republicans And Democrats Have an Age Problem, by Nate Silver and Dhrumil Mehta.
4/26/2014 The Washington Post: House Republicans more active on Twitter than Democrats, by Christopher Ingraham.
4/1/2014 The Washington Post: Interactive map: the oldest and youngest Congressional delegations,by Christopher Ingraham.
2/4/2014 The Washington Post: Andrews proposed 646 bills, passed 0: Worst record of past 20 years, by David Fahrenthold.
1/20/2014 Wyoming Public Media: Congressional report card shows Wyo's lawmakers most conservative, by Melodie Edwards.
1/9/2014 Politico: Report: David Vitter, Alan Grayson introduce most bills, by Tal Kopan.
1/5/2014 The Washington Post: In Congress, 2014 begins with shrunken ambitions, by Paul Kane.
12/26/2013 The Week: Confirmed: This is the worst Congress ever, by Jon Terbush.
12/19/2013 Bloomberg Businessweek: 113th Congress: Many Bills, Few Laws, by Dorothy Gambrell.
12/18/2013 AlJazeera America: Congress passes budget deal, but cuts will sting for some, by Naureen Khan.
12/7/2013 The Economist: United States of Amoeba [video].
11/17/2013 Forbes: U.S. Senate More Divided Than Ever Data Shows, by Erica Swallow.
11/14/2013 PolicyMic: What's Wrong With the Senate, in One Simple GIF , by Sean Becker.
11/13/2013 HuffPost Politics: Here's A Dramatic Reminder Of Just How Partisan The Senate Has Become, by Ethan Klapper.
11/13/2013 Yahoo! News: The splitting of the Senate (now in convenient GIF form), by Mike Krumboltz
10/30/2013 Reuters: US House votes to tweak Dodd-Frank in bank victory, by Douwe Miedema and Emily Stephenson
10/16/2013 The Washington Post: Votes to end the government shutdown
9/5/2013 The Rachel Maddow Show: September 5, 2013 episode. (At 9:00).
8/27/2013 The Pennsylvania Gazette: Civic Hacker: Josh Tauberer, by Alyson Krueger.
8/2/2013 The McLaughlin Group: Aug 2, 2013 episode. (At 22:20.)
7/30/2013 techPresident: House Publishes U.S. Code in XML, by Miranda Neubauer.
7/25/2013 Patch: Congress On Pace to Enact Fewest Bills Ever -- How Do SC Pols Rate?, by Shawn Drury.
7/18/2013 The New Republic: Pelosi's Secret Women's Issue: Minimum Wage, by Nora Caplan-Bricker.
7/10/2013 The Atlantic Wire: You Only Have Yourself to Blame for Congress' Ineptitude, by Philip Bump.
7/8/2013 Huffington Post: 113th Congress On Pace To Be Least Productive In Modern History, by Amanda Terkel
6/13/2013 AARP Blog: What’s Congress Up To? How You Can Find Out, by Tamara Lytle
6/7/2013 IVN: Top 5 National Groups Advancing Transparency on Twitter, by Jane Susskind
5/27/2013 OECD Working Papers on Public Governance: Open Government Data: Towards Empirical Analysis of Open Government Data Initiatives, by Barbara Ubaldi
5/17/2013 US News and World Report: GOP Lawmakers Raked in Donations for the Obamacare Repeal Vote, by Elizabeth Flock
4/24/2013 US News and World Report: Four-Term Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits, by Elizabeth Flock.
4/8/2013 The Atlantic Wire: Who Will Win on Senate Background Checks: The NRA or the Middle?, by Philip Bump.
3/30/2013 The Times of Israel: For GOP rising star, Israel and US are ‘in it together’, by Haviv Rettig Gur.
3/22/2013 The Washington Post’s The Fix: The Senate as Facebook, by Chris Cillizza.
3/18/2013 Yahoo! News: What does the Senate have in common with single-celled organisms? This diagram., by Chris Wilson.
3/7/2013 The Atlantic: How Groups Like the NRA Captured Congress—and How to Take It Back, by Lorelei Kelly.
2/27/2013 Forbes: House Republicans Take First Stab At Killing Off The Tax Code, by Tony Nitti.
1/10/2013 O’Reilly Radar Tumblr: Open data of U.S. House legislation now available in bulk format, by Alex Howard.
1/10/2013 techPresident: House Republicans Release More Data Catnip for Developers, by Nick Judd.
12/6/2012 O’Reilly Radar: The United States (Code) is on Github, by Alex Howard.
10/23/2012 Daily Tekk: Vote Smarter: 28 Resources for Election 2012.
10/8/2012 Forbes: Tech To Keep You Up On Politics, by Samantha Smith.
9/19/2012 techPresident: What Means for a Congressional API, by Nick Judd and Miranda Neubauer.
9/5/2012 OR: Congressional delegates show strong voting records despite distance, by Shelby Sebens.
8/29/2012 InfoCommerce Group: Models Of Excellence: Innovation Around Content and Data.
8/29/2012 JewishJournal: Berman versus Sherman, by the numbers, by Bill Boyarsky.
8/23/2012 MO: Akin missed 85 percent of House votes this quarter, by Johnny Kampis.
8/23/2012 Bloomberg: Ryan’s Bipartisanship Record Shows More Civility Than Compromise, by Elizabeth Dwoskin.
8/21/2012 The Washington Post: Dennis Cardoza leaves Calif. constituents in the lurch, by WaPo Editorial Board.
8/19/2012 Powell, Eleanor Neff. 2012. Dollars to Votes: The Infuence of Fundraising in Congress.
8/13/2012 The Washington Post: Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, has a complicated record with little compromise, by David A. Fahrenthold.
7/30/2012 PolitiFact Florida: Connie Mack says Bill Nelson missed 56 percent of his votes -- in 1990.
7/13/2012 techPresident: The Case for Political Software as a Commodity, Not a Weapon, by Sarah Lai Stirland.
7/6/2012 The Washington Examiner: Examiner publishes complete list of tariff break requests, by Jennifer Peebles.
6/24/2012 The Washington Post: Lawmakers trade in stocks they can impact.
6/12/2012 Government Technology: Low-Tech Phone Service Connects Citizens to Congressional Info, by Sarah Rich.
(Call on Congress and Scout both use GovTrack’s database of federal legislation.)
6/8/2012 The Washington Post: Congressional data may soon be easier to use online, by David A. Fahrenthold.
6/1/2012 techPresident: For Transparency Advocates, the Honeymoon with House Republicans May Be Over, by Nick Judd.
June 2012 Communications of the ACM: Data Mining Meets City Hall, by Leah Hoffmann.
5/30/2012 techPresident: Transparency Advocates Frustrated With House Appropriators' Plan To Make A Plan , by Sarah Lai Stirland.
4/10/2012 Federal Computer Week: Transparency groups say THOMAS legislative website is outdated, by Alice Lipowicz.
3/29/2012 KSFX/KOLR News (Springfield, MO): (Local News Broadcast)
3/22/2012 WYFF4 News (Greenville, SC): Are Politicians Really Trying To Create Jobs?
3/15/2012 The Atlantic: An Election 2012 Surprise: California May Matter Most, by Conor Friedersdorf.
2/29/2012 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Lugar, Donnelly similar in voting, by Brian Francisco.
1/17/2012 Chicago Tribune: Rush, Gutierrez rank high in missed votes, by Katherine Skiba.
6/2011 Gerrish and Blei. 2011. Predicting Legislative Roll Calls from Text. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning, Bellevue, WA, USA, 2011.
6/13/2011 NewsMax: Weinergate Distracts Media From Real Issues, by Judith Miller.
12/27/2010 ReadWriteWeb: Data Hacker Pageranks Members of the US Congress, by Marshall Kirkpatrick.
5/23/2010 Open Society Institute: Open Data Study.
12/2/2009 The American: Opening a Can of Worms: Government and Climate Change Data, by James V. Delong. (It refers to my monograph Open Data Is Civic Capital.)
10/19/2009 Columbia Journalism Review: The Reconstruction of American Journalism (CJR), by Leonard Downie, Jr., The Washington Post and Arizona State University, and Michael Schudson, Columbia University.
9/28/2009 LA Times: These crusaders bring transparency to government, by Michael Hiltzik
9/9/2009 Orlando Sentinel: Alan Grayson: Is he one of Congress' top "leaders"?. Debate on the leader-follower score.
8/26/2009 Government Computer News: Apps for America 2 finalists announced, by Joab Jackson.
6/1/2009 Government Computer News: Ready for reuse? by Joab Jackson.
5/11/2009 Columbia Journalism Review: Senate goes XML, by Clint Hendler
5/6/2009 Politico: Senate picks up the slack on data, by Victoria McGrane. (Again, no mention of GovTrack, but I count this as a bit of a personal victory.)
5/4/2009 O'Reilly Broadcast: Visualizing the U.S. Senate Social Graph, 1991 - 2009 [Part 1], by Andrew Odewahn.
5/1/2009 Politico: Group wants Senate to get 'techy', by Victoria McGrane. (It doesn't mention GovTrack, but I was involved behind the scenes.)
5/9/2009 Online democracy, by Alexandra de Scheel
4/30/2009 Government Computer News: Remixing government data by Joab Jackson.
4/27/2009 Politico: Online voting records user unfriendly, by Victoria McGrane
3/5/2009 Mother Jones: Congressional Data Mining: Coming Soon?, by Jonathan Stein
3/3/2009 TechNewsWorld: How to Use the Web to Track Government Goings-On, by Erika Morphy.
2/28/2009 Newsweek: The People's Data: Government should make data openly available and then let outside talent reimagine how it can be used online, by Christopher Werth.
1/10/2009 Miller-McCune: Deep Throat Meets Data Mining: In the nick of time, the digital revolution comes to democracy's rescue. And, perhaps, journalism's, by John Mecklin.
1/2009 The Atlantic: iGov: How geeks are opening up government on the Web, by Douglas McGray.
2009 Kinnaird, Rouzati, and Sun. Connect 2 congress. In IEEE Information Visualization Poster Extended Abstracts, Atlantic City, 2009.
7/24/2008 GovTrack opens up information on US legislature, by Tina Gasperson.
7/21/2008 IT Conversations: Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators
7/16/2008 Princeton Alumni Weekly: Data Crusader: Josh Tauberer '04 is someone a policy wonk could love, by Brett Tomlinson.
7/3/2008 The Semantic Web and The Democratic Tradition, by Jennifer Zaino
7/3/2008 ZDNet: Seven Tech ways to make America better this July 4, by Mitch Ratcliffe
6/30/2008 TIME: The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0, by Jeremy Caplan
6/3/2008 Ars Technica: Study: .gov web sites should focus on RSS, XML—not redesigns, by Timothy B. Lee
6/2008 Robinson, David, Yu, Harlan, Zeller, William P and Felten, Edward W, "Government Data and the Invisible Hand" (2008). Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 11, 2008
1/23/2008 National Journal/GovExec: Lawmakers favor outside access to legislative data, by Aliya Sternstein.
8/9/2007 Sunlight Foundation: Insanely Useful Websites (by John Wonderlich and Paul Blumenthal, with an audio-intro by GovTrack's Josh Tauberer)
5/8/2007 CSPAN: Transparency of the House of Representatives
3/2007 Searcher: Mashups, Blogs, Wikis Go Federal (subscribers only), by Laura Gordon-Murnane.
2/13/2007 The American (online): Legislators Should Live in a Glass House (by GovTrack's creator Josh Tauberer)
2/9/2007 Sunlight Foundation Announces Open House Project
7/2006 Thomas, Pang, and Lee. 2006. Get out the vote: determining support or opposition from congressional floor-debate transcripts. Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing.
5/9/2006 Webby Award 2006 Nominee - Politics
5/6/2006 Voice of America: Our World: Web Site of the Week
4/3/2006 The Daily Pennsylvanian: Grad student's site helps track new laws, by Katie Vasserman.
3/1/2006 The Washington Post: Think Your Lawmakers Don't Read Bills? Do It Yourself, by Zachary A. Goldfarb.
2/21/2005 Accounting Today: "Government Resources"
3/3/2005 The Daily Princetonian: Tauberer '04 takes Govtrack to Capitol Hill, by Kavita Saini.
2/8/2005 BusinessWeek Online: All Your Info in One Place, by Olga Kharif.
1/27/2005 The New York Times: How Did They Vote? Updates by E-Mail of Congressional Ayes and Nays, by Daniel Terdiman.
1/13/2005 The Guardian (London): "Life: online: Blog Watch: Bill of progress"