Draft Legislation 100% open

United States


What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

Data location   https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/bulkdata/BILLS - Bulk download of xml of congressional bills
   http://docs.house.gov/floor/ - bills to be considered by congress
Data licence   https://www.congress.gov/legal/#copyright
Data format   HTML, XML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Oscar Montiel
Last modified   Fri Feb 03 2017 16:04:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Contributors

Reviewers

  • Michael Beatty

Submitters

  • Oscar Montiel
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