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- MAPlight.org launched the Influence Tracker widget to provide voters with financial information that influences political candidates. For example, by entering a senators name Influence Tracker will...
- Visually track Congress with maps. BillMaps puts Congressional bills on the map.
- 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...
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A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.
Building on Barack Obama's push for a transformational process for the Federal Government, momentum is building in terms of how citizens view the government's role as a data steward and data provider. The numerous Federal agencies concentrated in Washington, D.C. and around the country maintain a massive amount of data that, as of today, is largely inaccessible either through lack of entry points or through lack of gateways for distribution. Consequently, how to provide the public with access to "the people's data" has emerged as an important topic amongst technologists and freedom of information advocates, especially now that the U.S. has a president who included transparency as a core element of his campaign platform.
ProPublica added lobbying data and bill-related press release data to its Congress API. Developers can request lobbying data tracked by the Clerk of the House and Representatives and the Secretary of State. If a press release mentions a bill or bill number, the API makes the release available.
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