Sunlight Labs Congress API

Sunlight Labs Congress
From their site: We set out to create an up-to-date database for the 110th Congress that provides basic clerical information about members of congress (phone, email, district etc.) via API. Moreover, we provide converter methods to convert between the different IDs, thereby facilitating bringing together data about the same person from different sources. To complete the package, we have provided basic API methods that tie cities to zipcodes to districts to latitude/longitude, perfect for those web-based mashups.
Specs
Government
JSON, XML, REST
No
AppID, but not required during beta phase
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Developers (6)
API Mashups (20)
  • Guess if congress members are democrats or republicans based on photos.
  • Call Congress using the Twilio.js client.
  • An iPhone app that mashes up a variety of different data for Congress including videos, twitter feeds, office maps, click to call, find legislator by GPS, recent votes, websites and committees.
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Democrat or Republican Democrat or Republican
Guess if congress members are democrats or republicans based on photos.
Call for The Dream Call for The Dream
Call Congress using the Twilio.js client.
Congress111 Congress111
Deprecated
An iPhone app that mashes up a variety of different data for Congress including videos, twitter feeds, office maps, click to call, find legislator by GPS, recent votes, websites and committees.
bitPrompt bitPrompt
Deprecated
A repetitive learning tool for young minds ...and a refresher course for more refined minds.
Congress Sunlight  Foundation Android App Congress Sunlight Foundation Android App
Congress is an app for Google Andriod pones that is a pocket Congressional directory. Uses the Sunlight Labs API to show you up-to-date info about members of Congress, and to pull in updates from members Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Display of US Political Information Display of US Political Information
Comprehensive display of National, State, and Local political information
Fedtastic Fedtastic
Deprecated
Fedtastic is a dynamic portal to government information that features a unique menu structure which facilitates visual access to the data. It is also modular and expandable. Menus are external to the program as are the modules that process the data.
Regime Regime
Regime, Congress Analyzed. This is a tool for evaluating sets within the U.S Congress and then drilling down into comprehensive detail about each individual member of the Senate and House.
Hello, Congress Hello, Congress
Deprecated
Winner of 3rd place in Apps for America contest, Hello Congress lets every Senator and Representative get their own site where their staff can request research, search its briefing room of over 2000 documents and talking points, and track in a dashboard.
Legistalker Legistalker
Legistalker displays the latest online activity of US Congress Members including mentions in the news and activity in the legislator’s Twitter feed and YouTube channel. Winner of second place prize in 2009 Apps for America contest.
Filibusted Filibusted
First prize winner of 2009 Apps for America mashup contest. Filibusted tracks the frequency at which senators try to stall legislation through filibustering. An 'obstruction rate' is shown for each US senator.
jQueery jQueery
Deprecated
A mashup of mashups based on jQuery. An information portal using the best API's out there.
SpeakForChange SpeakForChange
Deprecated
Opens up the conversation between you and your representative in Congress by posting your voice message on our website for anyone to listen to and comment on.
TweetCongress TweetCongress
Deprecated
A grassroots effort to engage Congress on Twitter. Users can find their reps, see who is tweeting, and lobby them to join the Twitterverse.
Follow Oil Money Follow Oil Money
An interactive tool that tracks the flow of oil money in U.S. politics, displaying Federal contributions as maps and drillable tables. Shows members of congress and presidential races for multiple years.
MyNeighborhood.Com MyNeighborhood.Com
MyNeighborhood.Com is a spacially aware social networking tool that focuses on delivering georelevant content to neighborhoods in the United States.
Visualizing Earmarks Visualizing Earmarks
Deprecated
Graphically illustrates how Congress awarded earmarks in 2005 by agency, state and organization, as well as a searchable database of the earmarks and their recipients. Java applet built by the Sunlight Foundation with IBM Many Eyes visualization tools.
CityCon CityCon
Deprecated
CityCon allows you to find detailed information about any member of the current 110th U.S. Congress.
Congress Meets Second Life Congress Meets Second Life
Using the SunlightLabs APIs, Kiwini Oe of Clear Ink created info centers on the Second Life Capitol Hill that offer detailed information on members of the U.S. Congress. This links shows you a YouTube video of the mashup.
CNN meets Pop-up Politicians CNN meets Pop-up Politicians
This mashup modifies CNN articles, integrating the Congressional voting history, campaign finance history, etc. for members of the House and Senate mentioned in the page text. This mashes up CNN.com and the Pop-up Politicians widget from Sunlight Labs.