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The Library of Congress announced the successor to Thomas.gov (the current site to access congressional information). Congress.gov will eventually provide access to the same information as Thomas.gov, and more; however, Congress.gov provides easier access to the data via a series of APIs.
Sunlight Labs announced this week that 25 of 50 states are now integrated into its Open States API. This puts machine readable state legislative data covering approximately two thirds of the US population into the hands of developers. In addition to the expanded coverage, the team at Sunlight Labs has also been busy with improvements and new features.
The openFDA initiative adds structure and API-based access to make adverse event data usable by more researchers and developers.