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Description

Keep on top of Congress.

* Find your representatives, see how they vote
* See what bills are coming up for a vote next
* Search for bills and votes you should know about
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of just about everything

Notes for those interested in permissions or analytics:

* The app makes phone calls only when you tap the "Call" button for a member of Congress.
* We collect anonymous app usage statistics by default. To opt out: from the main screen, tap the menu on the top right, tap Settings, then uncheck "Allow Analytics".

This app is proudly open source:
https://github.com/konklone/congress-android

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 08, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Jan 06
2019
(Current)
Version 4.9.2

This fixes some bugs relating to opening bills and dialing members of Congress.

Sep 30
2017
Version 4.9.1

This update revamps and simplifies the legislator screen, and more fully drops support for Android 4.3 and below. This update also has some under-the-hood cleanup to remove workarounds for those older Android versions.

Sep 09
2017
Version v.2017.09.10

This app is now fully migrated to use the Pro Publica Congress API for all information! Please upgrade to continue getting information and notifications about Congress.
A huge thank you to Pro Publica, and in particular to Derek Willis, for their rapid response and support during this migration.
Information should generally be more timely and complete, but if you see issues, please email me at eric+congress@konklone.com.

Jul 28
2017
Version v.2017.07.29

This fixes some bugs (hearings now work!), and now uses the Pro Publica API for all information about members of Congress and legislation, hearings, and floor updates. Votes, committees, and upcoming bills are still coming from Sunlight. I'm releasing the app in stages during the migration so that Pro Publica and I can get real world feedback along the way.
Email me at eric+congress@konklone.com if you find any issues!

Jul 25
2017
Version v.2017.07.26

There are no new features in this release. But under the hood, we've done a ton of migration work, and are now using the Pro Publica API for all information about members of Congress and legislation. Hearings, votes, and other data are still coming from Sunlight. I'm releasing the app in stages during the migration so that Pro Publica and I can get real world feedback along the way.
Email me at eric+congress@konklone.com if you find any issues!

Jul 16
2017
Version v.2017.07.16

If this is the first update you've seen in years: hello! The app has now changed ownership. See the in-app changelog for more details.
If you're updating from 4.7.0, this release has no new features. But under the hood, it is using the Pro Publica API for some information about members of Congress. I'm releasing this so that Pro Publica and I can start getting some real world feedback during the migration.
Email me at eric+congress@konklone.com if you find any issues!

Jul 01
2017
Version v.2017.07.02

We're back! After a few years without updates, the app is now maintained by Eric Mill, its original developer. My deep thanks to the Sunlight Foundation for funding the development of this app from 2009 until now.
Warning: Sunlight's Congress API, which this app relies on for data, is soon shutting down. I'll migrate the app to Pro Publica's Congress API, but some information will disappear.
The minimum supported Android version is now 4.4. For other (small changes), see the in-app changelog.

Jul 25
2016
Version v.2014.05.08

* Unfortunately: we've had to remove the News tab. Google announced their API shutdown years ago, and there's no
viable alternative.
* Fortunately: more context for votes. (For example, names of nominees.)
* New and
improved source for photos of members of Congress.
* Updated district maps to be scrollable, zoom-able, and more
stable.
* Dropped support for Android 2.2 (Froyo).
As always, please email all effusive praise (and bug
reports) to congress+android@sunlightfoundation.com.

Jan 24
2013
Version v.2013.01.24

Jun 14
2012
Version v.3.9.7.1

Jun 05
2012
Version v.3.9.7

Apr 10
2012
Version v.3.9.6

Jan 18
2012
Version v.3.9.5.3

Jan 17
2012
Version v.3.9.5.2

Jan 12
2012
Version v.3.9

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