In the year 2000…


The Senate Finance Committee, perhaps the most powerful committees in Congress, finally updated their web site. I emphasize finally for a number of reasons, the first and only one I will explain here being that prior to this update the site proudly displayed this statement, “This site is optimized for Netscape Navigator 4.x or Internet Explorer 4.x.” It only took 12 years for the committee to move on from Netscape 4! Congratulations!

Earlier this year, National Journal had some web experts including Sunlight’s John Wonderlich review and rate congressional web sites. The old Finance Committee site ranked 33rd out of 36 sites. The new site is pretty slick, as most new congressional sites are.