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Integrating the US’ Documents


A few weeks ago, we integrated the full text of federal bills and regulations into our alert system, [Scout]( Now, if you visit [CISPA]( or a fascinating [cotton rule](, you'll see the original document - nicely formatted, but also well-integrated into Scout's layout. There are a lot of good reasons to integrate the text this way: we want you to see why we alerted you to a document without having to jump off-site, and without clunky iframes. As importantly, we wanted to do this in a way that would be easily reusable by other projects and people. So we **built a tool called [us-documents](** that makes it possible for anyone to do this with federal bills and regulations. It's [available as a Ruby gem](, and comes with a [command line tool]( so that you can use it with Python, Node, or any other language. It lives inside the [unitedstates project]( at [unitedstates/documents](, and is entirely public domain.

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