Congress App Puts The US Legislative Branch On Your Android

The innovative new Congress app for Android aims to empower citizens through technology, allowing users to track congressional news and activity. Keep tabs on members of the US Congress with pertinent information such as voting records, news feeds and bill sponsorship.

Congress, freshly out of beta, was developed by The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to government transparency and accountability, and it's available as a free, completely open source download. "We are committed to improving citizens' relationship with government and building better tools for valuable engagement," explains Tom Lee, who oversaw the app's development.

The directory covers both the House and Senate in their entirety and, should online data not suffice, will provide you with direct links to members' physical contact information so you can complain about your street's potholes more vigorously. [The Sunlight Foundation]