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Friday, May 9, 2014
Free Online Resource Provides Visualization of Legislative Data
The University of Washington’s Center for American Politics
and Public Policy (CAPPP) recently unveiled a new data-driven discovery tool called
Legislative Explorer, or LegEx, which
allows users to observe large-scale trends in legislative activity in the
United States Congress. Using data drawn from a number of different legislative
tracking sources (including Congress.gov), Legislative Explorer provides a
visual representation of the progress of bills and resolutions through both the
House and Senate. Coverage is available from the 93rd Congress
(1973-1974) to the present, and the dataset is updated nightly. The visual
representation can be limited by party, Senator or Representative, topic,
committee, type of legislation, and several other categories. For more
information on how LegEx works, click on “Tutorial” in the top right corner of
the screen, or see this
post on the CAPPP website.