Congressional Legislative Data Sources

More Information Resources:

BY SOURCE

Major XML Data Sources/Scrapers

United States Project on GitHub. Includes (not comprehensive list):

Senate XML Sources. Includes (not comprehensive list):

House Clerk XML Sources. Includes but is not limited to:

Congressional Budget Office cost estimates (website)

Government Accountability Office Reports (website).

Government Publishing Office Bulk Data. Includes (not comprehensive list):

United States Code (House office of law revision counsel). 

Data Schemas for Legislative Information (XML.HOUSE.GOV)

Official House Documents (docs.house.gov)

House Rules Committee Information (rules governing consideration of bills, text, and amendments) (website)

Floor Schedules

Congressional Committee and Support Office webpages

Congressional Spending Information

House Statement of Expenditures (official) (2009-present) (PDFs and CSVs): (website)

Senate Statement of Expenditures (official) (2011-present) (PDFs): (website)

House Statement of Expenditures (unofficial) (1970-2008) (PDFs): (website)

Partially scraped dataset for House Statement of Expenditures (2009-present): (website) (this is being transitioned from Sunlight to Pro Publica as of Nov. 2016)

Partially scraped dataset for Senate Statement of Expenditures (2011-present): (website) (this is being transitioned from Sunlight to Pro Publica as of Nov. 2016)

The House has begun publishing publishing Statements of Expenditures in a structured data format 2nd quarter 2016.

Library of Congress

Senate Historian (website)

House Historian

Cato’s DeepBills -- adds semantic data to congressional bills (website)

Social Congress -- track tweet followers and updates for Members of Congress (GitHub) (website)

Vital Statistics on Congress: Historical data about congressional staff levels, member data over time, etc. --available as structured data (website)

Staff pay and retention:

Other Sources

BY SUBJECT MATTER/ TOPIC

Congressional Hearings and Meetings Calendar

Congressional Press Releases Aggregator

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APIs

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