Congressional Data Task Force Meeting Set for March 19, 2024

The Congressional Data Task Force announced it will hold its next public meeting on March 19, 2024, from 2-4pm ET. This hybrid meeting will occur both in person and virtual.

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Congressional Calendar 2024 for Google and iCal

A downloadable House and Senate session calendar for 2024 in a digital format.

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Congressional Data Task Force Meeting on December 19, 2023

Screenshot of the title screen for the congressional data task force meeting

The Congressional Data Task Force held its third quarterly meeting on December 19, 2023, in the Longworth House Office Building. The agenda, video, and slides are available here. Next year’s meetings are tentatively scheduled for: March 19, June 6, and December 12, 2024. Highlights and Key Takeaways

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Congressional Data Task Force Meeting Set For December 19, 2023

The next Congressional Data Task Force Meeting is set for December 19, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST.

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Library of Congress Virtual Public Forum: September 13, 2023

The Library of Congress held its Virtual Public Forum on Congress.gov on September 13, 2023. Video of the proceedings is available here.

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Congressional Hackathon 5.0 Set for Sept. 14, 2023

Today Speaker McCarthy and Minority Leader Jeffries announced Congressional Hackathon 5.0, set for September 14, 2023 at the US Capitol. The official announcement is here. Here’s how they describe it: “This event will bring together a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Legislative Branch agency staff, open government and transparency advocates, civic hackers, […]

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Library of Congress Public Forum on its Legislative Information Services

The Library of Congress will hold its annual meeting with the public on its legislative information information services, with a focus on Congress.gov, on Wednesday, September 13, from 1-3 PM ET. The forum will focus on user suggestions for enhanced access to congressional information/data on congress.gov and also provide an opportunity for the Library to […]

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Blog Post: Highlights from the June 2023 Congressional Data Task Force Meeting

Introduction The Congressional Data Task Force meeting held on June 22, 2023, brought several significant updates and announcements in the realm of congressional data management and accessibility. Video and slides are available here. Key Personnel Changes Historical Insight Reports from the Library of Congress Updates by Kimberly Fergusson, LOC: Updates by Robert Brammer, LOC: Government […]

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Developments from the Congressional Data Task Force Meeting on March 14, 2023

The Congressional Data Task Force convened on March 14, 2023, to discuss a range of topics related to the use and management of data within the legislative branch. The meeting, which included representatives from various government offices and civil society organizations, highlighted several new and interesting developments. Go here for video and slides from the […]

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A Biased Yet Reliable Guide to Sources of Information and Data About Congress

Big Picture 1/ There’s big gaps in the data story 2/ Even when there’s data, it may not tell the whole story 3/ The people who dogfood the data, such as Josh Tauberer at GovTrack, Derek Willis formerly of ProPublica, and OpenSecrets, are often forced to build additional reliability and usability into the data than […]

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