Advisory: Congressional Data Coalition to launch on 4-04


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 April 2014
CONTACT: Derrick Crowe
202.408.5565; dcrowe@citizensforethics.org
CONGRESSIONAL DATA COALITION LAUNCHES TO STRENGTHEN PUBLIC ONLINE ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE PROCESSBipartisan leaders in civic tech discuss redesigning Congress for the digital ageWHAT: Official launch of the Congressional Data Coalition and discussion on public access to congressional information

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Video and presentation from BDTF

In case you weren’t able to attend in person, here’s a video and presentation from Monday’s Bulk Data Task Force meeting.

No news is good news

This page will be updated when the Congressional Data Coalition officially launches. In the mean time, check out our principles or join the coalition. Or enjoy some lovely music.

Timeline of US legislative documents and data

1844
  • The message, “What hath God wrought?” sent later by “Morse Code” from the old Supreme Court chamber in the United States Capitol to Samuel Morse’s partner in Baltimore, officially opened the completed telegraph line of May 24, 1844. (1)
1845
  • The private firm, Little, Brown, and Company, began publishing the Statutes at Large under authority granted by a joint resolution of the 28th Congress. (1)
1859
  • Charles Lanman, an author and former secretary to Daniel Webster, assembled the first collection of biographies of former and sitting Members for his Dictionary of Congress. (1)
1873