As we approach Election Day, the number of ads continue to increase, but based on recent data from the Wesleyan Media... View ArticleContinue reading
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) recently introduced legislation that would make it a lot easier for the public to access thousands... View ArticleContinue reading
We've updated our House disbursement data to include a "bioguide ID" for each row pertaining to a legislator's office. For more information on why we did that, and how you can use it, read on.
Some of you may know that the House began posting its statements of disbursements online in November of last year. You can find them at disbursements.house.gov in PDF form. We at Sunlight parsed these PDFs and published the data ourselves in a structured format, for easy searchability.
It still hasn't been easy to link this dataset up to others.Continue reading
In a big step forward for public access online, the US House launched live streaming video today, on the new... View ArticleContinue reading
An article in today’s Washington Post on the limits of conflict-of-interest rules laments that “the ethics system on Capitol Hill... View ArticleContinue reading
On November 30, the House of Representatives released its third quarter Statement of Disbursements (July 1-Sept. 30) online in PDF... View ArticleContinue reading
We’ve put up a new database. On Monday, the House published their Statements of Disbursements online for the first time,... View ArticleContinue reading
As we mentioned earlier, the House of Representatives' Statement of Disbursements for Q3 of 2009 is now online, in PDF form. This was expected, as Speaker Pelosi had announced in June that this would happen later in the year.
This data is in the form of a single 3000-page PDF, or 3 broken-out 1000-page PDFs. They are scanned and OCRed copies of the original 3-volume book set that the Government Printing Office produces each year. For now, we're mirroring the original PDFs here, in case the House site goes down.Continue reading