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WPCongress

WPCongress allows your visitors to look up contact information of their Members of Congress, plus some info on bills, votes, etc.

Stable features

This plugin allows your visitors to look up contact information of their Members of Congress (Senators and Representatives)

It is very rudimentary at the moment but will be expanded much, much further soon.

It's powered by free data APIs from the Sunlight Foundation and Govtrack.us. When necessary geocoding is done by Geocoder.us

  • Add [wpcongress_form] to the page if you want a lookup form to appear
  • Add [wpcongress_browse] to the page if you want a browse by state form to appear
  • A sidebar widget is also available!

You can see a demo here: http://thecoocoup.com/wptest/

Work in Progress Features

Some basic capabilities to view information about a particular legislator, a specific bill or a roll call vote have been added.

These features are in a VERY preliminary state and will be significantly refined, streamlined, added to in future releases. They are powered by the Sunlight Labs Drumbone API (http://services.sunlightlabs.com/docs/Drumbone_API/).

Returns recent sponsorship/cosponsorship information for a given legislator:

Returns information about specified bill:

  • [wpcongress_bill id="hr3590-111"]
  • id is of the format: [type][number]-[session]

For example, HR 3590 from the 111th Congress would be "hr3590-111".

Returns information about specified roll call vote: * [wpcongress_roll id="h165-2010"] * id is of the format: [chamber][rollnumber]-[year]

For example, Roll Call 165, from 2010 in the House would be "h165-2010".

As stated earlier these features will improve significantly over time! A search interface and TinyMCE integration is also in the works to make finding legislators, bills and roll calls much easier.

Requires: 2.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2011-1-2
Downloads: 1,096

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