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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
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