Members

Lists of Members

To get a list of members of a particular chamber in a particular Congress, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/members.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 102-116 for House, 80-116 for Senate
chamber house or senate

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/members.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":" Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "congress": "115",
         "chamber": "Senate",


         "num_results": 101,
         "offset": 0,
         "members": [
              {
                 "id": "A000360",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000360.json",
                 "first_name": "Lamar",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Alexander",
                 "date_of_birth": "1940-07-03",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenAlexander",
                 "facebook_account": "senatorlamaralexander",
                 "youtube_account": "lamaralexander",
                 "govtrack_id": "300002",
                 "cspan_id": "5",
                 "votesmart_id": "15691",
                 "icpsr_id": "40304",
                 "crp_id": "N00009888",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/01rbs3",
                 "url": "https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/?a=RSS.Feed",
                 "contact_form": "http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email",
                 "domain": null,
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.323,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "15",
                 "next_election": "2020",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 7,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:tn",
                 "office": "455 Dirksen Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-4944",
                 "fax": "202-228-3398",
                 "state": "TN",
                 "senate_class": "2",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S289"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 3.74,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 98.89
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B000575",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000575.json",
                 "first_name": "Roy",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Blunt",
                 "date_of_birth": "1950-01-10",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "RoyBlunt",
                 "facebook_account": "SenatorBlunt",
                 "youtube_account": "SenatorBlunt",
                 "govtrack_id": "400034",
                 "cspan_id": "45465",
                 "votesmart_id": "418",
                 "icpsr_id": "29735",
                 "crp_id": "N00005195",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/034fn4",
                 "url": "https://www.blunt.senate.gov/public",
                 "rss_url": "http://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/?a=RSS.Feed",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy",
                 "domain": null,
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.431,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "7",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 2,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:mo",
                 "office": "260 Russell Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-5721",
                 "fax": "202-224-8149",
                 "state": "MO",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S342"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 1.07,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 99.46
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B000944",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000944.json",
                 "first_name": "Sherrod",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Brown",
                 "date_of_birth": "1952-11-09",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenSherrodBrown",
                 "facebook_account": null,
                 "youtube_account": "SherrodBrownOhio",
                 "govtrack_id": "400050",
                 "cspan_id": "5051",
                 "votesmart_id": "27018",
                 "icpsr_id": "29389",
                 "crp_id": "N00003535",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/034s80",
                 "url": "https://www.brown.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.brown.senate.gov/rss/feeds/?type=all&",
                 "contact_form": "http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/",
                 "domain": "www.brown.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.44,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "11",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:oh",
                 "office": "713 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-2315",
                 "fax": "202-228-6321",
                 "state": "OH",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S307"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 95.19
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001135",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001135.json",
                 "first_name": "Richard",
                 "middle_name": "M.",
                 "last_name": "Burr",
                 "date_of_birth": "1955-11-30",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenatorBurr",
                 "facebook_account": "SenatorRichardBurr",
                 "youtube_account": "SenatorRichardBurr",
                 "govtrack_id": "400054",
                 "cspan_id": "31054",
                 "votesmart_id": "21787",
                 "icpsr_id": "29548",
                 "crp_id": "N00002221",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/03g_s9",
                 "url": "https://www.burr.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": null,
                 "contact_form": "https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email",
                 "domain": "burr.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.454,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "13",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 9,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:nc",
                 "office": "217 Russell Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-3154",
                 "fax": "202-228-2981",
                 "state": "NC",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S300"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 4.81,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 100.00
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001230",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001230.json",
                 "first_name": "Tammy",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Baldwin",
                 "date_of_birth": "1962-02-11",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenatorBaldwin",
                 "facebook_account": "TammyBaldwin",
                 "youtube_account": "witammybaldwin",
                 "govtrack_id": "400013",
                 "cspan_id": "57884",
                 "votesmart_id": "3470",
                 "icpsr_id": "29940",
                 "crp_id": "N00004367",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/024v02",
                 "url": "https://www.baldwin.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/rss/feeds/?type=all",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/feedback",
                 "domain": "baldwin.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.546,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "5",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:wi",
                 "office": "709 Hart",
                 "phone": "202-224-5653",
                 "fax": "202-225-6942",
                 "state": "WI",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S354"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 95.19
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001236",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001236.json",
                 "first_name": "John",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Boozman",
                 "date_of_birth": "1950-12-10",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "JohnBoozman",
                 "facebook_account": "JohnBoozman",
                 "youtube_account": "BoozmanPressOffice",
                 "govtrack_id": "400040",
                 "cspan_id": "92069",
                 "votesmart_id": "27958",
                 "icpsr_id": "20101",
                 "crp_id": "N00013873",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/024s3v",
                 "url": "https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/rss/feed",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact",
                 "domain": "www.boozman.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.402,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "7",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:ar",
                 "office": "141 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-4843",
                 "fax": "202-228-1371",
                 "state": "AR",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S343"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 98.93
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001261",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001261.json",
                 "first_name": "John",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Barrasso",
                 "date_of_birth": "1952-07-21",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenJohnBarrasso",
                 "facebook_account": "johnbarrasso",
                 "youtube_account": "barrassowyo",
                 "govtrack_id": "412251",
                 "cspan_id": "1024777",
                 "votesmart_id": "52662",
                 "icpsr_id": "40707",
                 "crp_id": "N00006236",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/02rsm32",
                 "url": "https://www.barrasso.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/?a=rss.feed",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form",
                 "domain": "www.barrasso.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.528,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "11",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 1,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:wy",
                 "office": "307 Dirksen Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-6441",
                 "fax": "202-224-1724",
                 "state": "WY",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S317"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.53,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 99.46
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001267",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001267.json",
                 "first_name": "Michael",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Bennet",
                 "date_of_birth": "1964-11-28",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenBennetCo",
                 "facebook_account": "senbennetco",
                 "youtube_account": "SenatorBennet",
                 "govtrack_id": "412330",
                 "cspan_id": "1031622",
                 "votesmart_id": "110942",
                 "icpsr_id": "40910",
                 "crp_id": "N00030608",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/05b60qf",
                 "url": "https://www.bennet.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": null,
                 "contact_form": "https://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact",
                 "domain": "www.bennet.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.208,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "9",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 1,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:co",
                 "office": "261 Russell Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-5852",
                 "fax": "202-228-5097",
                 "state": "CO",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S330"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.53,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 90.86
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001277",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001277.json",
                 "first_name": "Richard",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Blumenthal",
                 "date_of_birth": "1946-02-13",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenBlumenthal",
                 "facebook_account": "SenBlumenthal",
                 "youtube_account": "SenatorBlumenthal",
                 "govtrack_id": "412490",
                 "cspan_id": "21799",
                 "votesmart_id": "1568",
                 "icpsr_id": "41101",
                 "crp_id": "N00031685",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/03tg8m",
                 "url": "https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/rss/feeds/?type=press",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/",
                 "domain": null,
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.418,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "7",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 1,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:ct",
                 "office": "706 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-2823",
                 "fax": "202-224-9673",
                 "state": "CT",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S341"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.53,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 90.86
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001288",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001288.json",
                 "first_name": "Cory",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Booker",
                 "date_of_birth": "1969-04-27",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "CoryBooker",
                 "facebook_account": null,
                 "youtube_account": "SenCoryBooker",
                 "govtrack_id": "412598",
                 "cspan_id": "84679",
                 "votesmart_id": "76151",
                 "icpsr_id": "41308",
                 "crp_id": "N00035267",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/06p430",
                 "url": "https://www.booker.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.booker.senate.gov/rss/",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact",
                 "domain": "www.booker.senate.gov/",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.588,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "5",
                 "next_election": "2020",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 1,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:nj",
                 "office": "359 Dirksen Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-3224",
                 "fax": "202-224-8378",
                 "state": "NJ",
                 "senate_class": "2",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S370"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.53,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 83.87
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C000127",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000127.json",
                 "first_name": "Maria",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Cantwell",
                 "date_of_birth": "1958-10-13",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenatorCantwell",
                 "facebook_account": "senatorcantwell",
                 "youtube_account": "SenatorCantwell",
                 "govtrack_id": "300018",
                 "cspan_id": "26137",
                 "votesmart_id": "27122",
                 "icpsr_id": "39310",
                 "crp_id": "N00007836",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/01x68t",
                 "url": "https://www.cantwell.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": null,
                 "contact_form": "http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria",
                 "domain": "www.cantwell.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.287,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "17",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 2,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:wa",
                 "office": "511 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-3441",
                 "fax": "202-228-0514",
                 "state": "WA",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S275"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 1.07,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 98.38
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C000141",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000141.json",
                 "first_name": "Benjamin",
                 "middle_name": "L.",
                 "last_name": "Cardin",
                 "date_of_birth": "1943-10-05",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenatorCardin",
                 "facebook_account": "senatorbencardin",
                 "youtube_account": "senatorcardin",
                 "govtrack_id": "400064",
                 "cspan_id": "4004",
                 "votesmart_id": "26888",
                 "icpsr_id": "15408",
                 "crp_id": "N00001955",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/025k3k",
                 "url": "https://www.cardin.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": null,
                 "contact_form": "http://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/",
                 "domain": "www.cardin.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.329,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "11",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:md",
                 "office": "509 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-4524",
                 "fax": "202-224-1651",
                 "state": "MD",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S308"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 96.26
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C000174",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000174.json",
                 "first_name": "Thomas",
                 "middle_name": "R.",
                 "last_name": "Carper",
                 "date_of_birth": "1947-01-23",
                 "party": "D",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenatorCarper",
                 "facebook_account": "tomcarper",
                 "youtube_account": "senatorcarper",
                 "govtrack_id": "300019",
                 "cspan_id": "663",
                 "votesmart_id": "22421",
                 "icpsr_id": "15015",
                 "crp_id": "N00012508",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/01xw7t",
                 "url": "https://www.carper.senate.gov/public",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/rss/feed",
                 "contact_form": "http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper",
                 "domain": "www.carper.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": -0.174,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "17",
                 "next_election": "2018",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 5,
                 "total_present": 1,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:de",
                 "office": "513 Hart Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-2441",
                 "fax": "202-228-2190",
                 "state": "DE",
                 "senate_class": "1",
                 "state_rank": "senior",
                 "lis_id": "S277"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 2.67,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 92.31
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C000567",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000567.json",
                 "first_name": "Thad",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Cochran",
                 "date_of_birth": "1937-12-07",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "SenThadCochran",
                 "facebook_account": null,
                 "youtube_account": "sencochran",
                 "govtrack_id": "300023",
                 "cspan_id": "1200",
                 "votesmart_id": "53312",
                 "icpsr_id": "14009",
                 "crp_id": "N00003328",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/01fmcd",
                 "url": "https://www.cochran.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": "https://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/rss/taggedfeed?Type=news-releases&region=&issue=",
                 "contact_form": "https://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me",
                 "domain": "www.cochran.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.286,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "39",
                 "next_election": "2020",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 0,
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                           {
                 "id": "Y000064",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Y000064.json",
                 "first_name": "Todd",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Young",
                 "date_of_birth": "1972-08-24",
                 "party": "R",
                 "leadership_role": null,
                 "twitter_account": "RepToddYoung",
                 "facebook_account": "SenatorToddYoung",
                 "youtube_account": "RepToddYoung",
                 "govtrack_id": "412428",
                 "cspan_id": "1033743",
                 "votesmart_id": "120345",
                 "icpsr_id": "21133",
                 "crp_id": "N00030670",
                 "google_entity_id": "/m/0ds030m",
                 "url": "https://www.young.senate.gov",
                 "rss_url": null,
                 "contact_form": "https://www.young.senate.gov/content/contact-senator",
                 "domain": "www.young.senate.gov",
                 "in_office": true,
                 "dw_nominate": 0.489,
                 "ideal_point": null,
                 "seniority": "1",
                 "next_election": "2022",
                 "total_votes": 187,
                 "missed_votes": 0,
                 "total_present": 0,
                 "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:in",
                 "office": "B33 Russell Senate Office Building",
                 "phone": "202-224-5623",
                 "fax": "202-226-6866",
                 "state": "IN",
                 "senate_class": "3",
                 "state_rank": "junior",
                 "lis_id": "S391"
                 ,"missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
                 "votes_with_party_pct": 98.40
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get a Specific Member

To get biographical and Congressional role information for a particular member of Congress, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member-id}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000388.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "member_id": "K000388",
         "first_name": "Trent",
         "middle_name": "",
         "last_name": "Kelly",
         "date_of_birth": "1966-03-01",
         "gender": "M",
         "url": "https://trentkelly.house.gov",
         "times_topics_url": "",
         "times_tag": "",
         "govtrack_id": "412673",
         "cspan_id": "97322",
         "votesmart_id": "156389",
         "icpsr_id": "21561",
         "twitter_account": "reptrentkelly",
         "facebook_account": "reptrentkelly",
         "youtube_account": null,
         "crp_id": "N00037003",
         "google_entity_id": "/m/013b9qgh",
         "rss_url": null,
         "domain": null,
         "in_office": true,
         "current_party": "R",
         "most_recent_vote": "2017-07-28",
         "roles": [
 {
           "congress": "115",
           "chamber": "House",
           "title": "Representative",
           "state": "MS",
           "party": "R",
           "leadership_role": null,
           "fec_candidate_id": "H6MS01131",
           "seniority": "4",
           "district": "1", "at_large": false,
           "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:ms/cd:1",
           "start_date": "2017-01-03",
           "end_date": "2019-01-03",
           "office": "1721 Longworth House Office Building",
           "phone": "202-225-4306",
           "fax": null,
           "contact_form": null,
           "bills_sponsored": 2,
           "bills_cosponsored": 85,
           "missed_votes_pct": 0.00,
           "votes_with_party_pct": 98.17,
           "committees": [
           {
             "name": "Committee on Agriculture",
             "code": "HSAG",
             "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSAG.json",
             "rank_in_party": 20,
             "begin_date": "",
             "end_date": "2019-01-03"
           },
           {
             "name": "Committee on Armed Services",
             "code": "HSAS",
             "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSAS.json",
             "rank_in_party": 29,
             "begin_date": "",
             "end_date": "2019-01-03"
           },
           {
             "name": "Committee on Small Business",
             "code": "HSSM",
             "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSSM.json",
             "rank_in_party": 7,
             "begin_date": "",
             "end_date": "2019-01-03"
           }
           ]
         },
        {
           "congress": "114",
           "chamber": "House",
           "title": "Representative",
           "state": "MS",
           "party": "R",
           "leadership_role": null,
           "fec_candidate_id": "H6MS01131",
           "seniority": "2",
           "district": "1", "at_large": false,
           "ocd_id": "ocd-division/country:us/state:ms/cd:1",
           "start_date": "2015-06-09",
           "end_date": "2017-01-03",
           "office": null,
           "phone": null,
           "fax": null,
           "contact_form": null,
           "bills_sponsored": 2,
           "bills_cosponsored": 79,
           "missed_votes_pct": 2.85,
           "votes_with_party_pct": 96.15,
           "committees": [
           {
             "name": "Committee on Agriculture",
             "code": "HSAG",
             "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/house/committees/HSAG.json",
             "rank_in_party": 26,
             "begin_date": "",
             "end_date": "2017-01-03"
           },
           {
             "name": "Committee on Small Business",
             "code": "HSSM",
             "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/house/committees/HSSM.json",
             "rank_in_party": 12,
             "begin_date": "",
             "end_date": "2017-01-03"
           }
           ]
         }
       ]
        }
    ]
}

Get New Members

To get a list of the most recent new members of the current Congress, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/new.json

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/new.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":" Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "num_results": "20",
         "offset": "0",
         "members": [
              {
                 "id": "G000585",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000585.json",
                 "first_name": "Jimmy",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Gomez",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "CA",
                 "district": "34",
                 "start_date": "2017-07-11"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "N000190",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000190.json",
                 "first_name": "Ralph",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Norman",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "SC",
                 "district": "5",
                 "start_date": "2017-06-26"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001078",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001078.json",
                 "first_name": "Karen",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Handel",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "GA",
                 "district": "6",
                 "start_date": "2017-06-26"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000584",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000584.json",
                 "first_name": "Greg",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Gianforte",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "MT",
                 "district": "At-Large",
                 "start_date": "2017-06-21"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "E000298",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/E000298.json",
                 "first_name": "Ron",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Estes",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "KS",
                 "district": "4",
                 "start_date": "2017-04-25"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "S001202",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001202.json",
                 "first_name": "Luther",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Strange",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "state": "AL",

                 "start_date": "2017-02-09"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000582",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000582.json",
                 "first_name": "Jenniffer",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "González-Colón",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "PR",
                 "district": "At-Large",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "Y000064",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Y000064.json",
                 "first_name": "Todd",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Young",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "state": "IN",

                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "V000128",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000128.json",
                 "first_name": "Chris",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Van Hollen",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "state": "MD",

                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C001109",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001109.json",
                 "first_name": "Liz",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Cheney",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "WY",
                 "district": "At-Large",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000579",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000579.json",
                 "first_name": "Mike",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Gallagher",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "WI",
                 "district": "8",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "J000298",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000298.json",
                 "first_name": "Pramila",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Jayapal",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "WA",
                 "district": "7",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000580",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000580.json",
                 "first_name": "Thomas",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Garrett",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "VA",
                 "district": "5",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "M001200",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001200.json",
                 "first_name": "A.",
                 "middle_name": "Donald",
                 "last_name": "McEachin",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "VA",
                 "district": "4",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "T000477",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000477.json",
                 "first_name": "Scott",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Taylor",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "VA",
                 "district": "2",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "A000375",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000375.json",
                 "first_name": "Jodey",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Arrington",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "TX",
                 "district": "19",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000581",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000581.json",
                 "first_name": "Vicente",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Gonzalez",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "TX",
                 "district": "15",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "K000392",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000392.json",
                 "first_name": "David",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Kustoff",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "TN",
                 "district": "8",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "S001199",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001199.json",
                 "first_name": "Lloyd",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Smucker",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "PA",
                 "district": "16",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "F000466",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000466.json",
                 "first_name": "Brian",
                 "middle_name": null,
                 "last_name": "Fitzpatrick",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "state": "PA",
                 "district": "8",
                 "start_date": "2017-01-03"
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get Current Members by State/District

To get biographical and Congressional role information for a particular member of Congress, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

Senate Request:

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{chamber}/{state}/current.json

House Request:

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{chamber}/{state}/{district}/current.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
chamber house or senate
state Two-letter state abbreviation
district House of Representatives district number (House requests only)

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/senate/RI/current.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "id": "W000802",
         "name": "Sheldon Whitehouse",
         "first_name": "Sheldon",
         "middle_name": null,
         "last_name": "Whitehouse",
         "role": "Senator, 1st Class",
         "gender": "M",
         "party": "D",
         "times_topics_url": "http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/w/sheldon_whitehouse/index.html",
         "twitter_id": "SenWhitehouse",
         "facebook_account": "SenatorWhitehouse",
         "youtube_id": "SenatorWhitehouse",
         "seniority": "11",
         "next_election": "2018",
         "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000802.json"
      },
      {
         "id": "R000122",
         "name": "Jack Reed",
         "first_name": "Jack",
         "middle_name": null,
         "last_name": "Reed",
         "role": "Senator, 2nd Class",
         "gender": "M",
         "party": "D",
         "times_topics_url": "http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/jack_reed/index.html",
         "twitter_id": "SenJackReed",
         "facebook_account": "SenJackReed",
         "youtube_id": "SenatorReed",
         "seniority": "21",
         "next_election": "2020",
         "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000122.json"
      }
]}

Get Members Leaving Office

To get a list of members who have left the Senate or House or have announced plans to do so, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/members/leaving.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 111-116
chamber house or senate

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/members/leaving.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": " Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "115",
        "chamber": "House",
        "num_results": 18,
        "offset": 0,
        "members": [{
                "id": "P000593",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000593.json",
                "first_name": "Ed",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Perlmutter",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CO",
                "district": "7",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Retiring",
                "note": "Announced retirement on July 11, 2017."
            },
            {
                "id": "P000588",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000588.json",
                "first_name": "Steve",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Pearce",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NM",
                "district": "2",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor."
            },
            {
                "id": "R000608",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000608.json",
                "first_name": "Jacky",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Rosen",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NV",
                "district": "3",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for the Senate."
            },
            {
                "id": "P000598",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000598.json",
                "first_name": "Jared",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Polis",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CO",
                "district": "2",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor"
            },
            {
                "id": "R000435",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000435.json",
                "first_name": "Ileana",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Ros-Lehtinen",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "27",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Retiring",
                "note": "Announced retirement on April 30, 2017."
            },
            {
                "id": "C001076",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001076.json",
                "first_name": "Jason",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Chaffetz",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "UT",
                "district": "3",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-06-30",
                "status": "Retiring",
                "note": "Resigned from the House on June 30, 2017."
            },
            {
                "id": "O000170",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/O000170.json",
                "first_name": "Beto",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "O'Rourke",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "16",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for Senate."
            },
            {
                "id": "W000799",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000799.json",
                "first_name": "Tim",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Walz",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MN",
                "district": "1",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor."
            },
            {
                "id": "R000586",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000586.json",
                "first_name": "Jim",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Renacci",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OH",
                "district": "16",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor."
            },
            {
                "id": "Z000018",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Z000018.json",
                "first_name": "Ryan",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Zinke",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MT",
                "district": "1",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-03-01",
                "status": "Appointed to federal post",
                "note": "Confirmed as Interior Secretary."
            },
            {
                "id": "M001182",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001182.json",
                "first_name": "Mick",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Mulvaney",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SC",
                "district": "5",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-02-16",
                "status": "Appointed to federal post",
                "note": "Appointed OMB Director."
            },
            {
                "id": "P000591",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000591.json",
                "first_name": "Tom",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Price",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",
                "district": "6",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-02-10",
                "status": "Appointed to federal post",
                "note": "Confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services."
            },
            {
                "id": "J000290",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000290.json",
                "first_name": "Lynn",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Jenkins",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",
                "district": "2",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Retiring",
                "note": "Announced retirement on Jan. 25, 2017."
            },
            {
                "id": "B000287",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000287.json",
                "first_name": "Xavier",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Becerra",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",
                "district": "34",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-01-24",
                "status": "Appointed to state or local post",
                "note": "Resigned on Jan. 24, 2017 to become Attorney General of California."
            },
            {
                "id": "P000602",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000602.json",
                "first_name": "Mike",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Pompeo",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",
                "district": "4",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2017-01-23",
                "status": "Appointed to federal post",
                "note": "Was confirmed as CIA director on Jan. 23, 2017."
            },
            {
                "id": "J000174",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000174.json",
                "first_name": "Sam",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Johnson",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "3",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Retiring",
                "note": "Announced retirement in email to supporters."
            },
            {
                "id": "L000580",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000580.json",
                "first_name": "Michelle",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Lujan Grisham",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NM",
                "district": "1",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor."
            },
            {
                "id": "N000184",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000184.json",
                "first_name": "Kristi",
                "middle_name": "",
                "last_name": "Noem",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SD",
                "district": "1",
                "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                "end_date": "2019-01-03",
                "status": "Seeking another office",
                "note": "Running for governor."
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get a Specific Member’s Vote Positions

To get the most recent vote positions for a specific member of the House of Representatives or Senate, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member-id}/votes.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000388/votes.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "member_id": "K000388",
         "total_votes": "100",
         "offset": "0",
         "votes": [
           {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "438",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/438.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "s114-115",
             "number": "S 114",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s114.json",
             "title": "To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and for other purposes.",
             "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-46."
           },
           "description": "Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act",
           "question": "On Passage",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-28",
           "time": "12:52:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 414,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 19
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "437",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/437.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3180-115",
             "number": "H R 3180",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3180.json",
             "title": "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence."
           },
           "description": "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
           "question": "On Passage",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-28",
           "time": "12:45:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 380,
             "no": 35,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 18
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "436",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/436.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres481-115",
             "number": "H RES 481",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres481.json",
             "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3180) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from July 31, 2017, through September 4, 2017.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3180) Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2018; and providing for proceedings during the period from July 31, 2017, through September 4, 2017",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-28",
           "time": "10:27:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 224,
             "no": 186,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 23
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "435",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/435.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
             "number": "H R 3219",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
             "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Passage",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "17:19:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 235,
             "no": 192,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 6
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "434",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/434.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
             "number": "H R 3219",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
             "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "17:13:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 193,
             "no": 234,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 6
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "433",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/433.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
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             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
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             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Agreed to",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "16:56:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 253,
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           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "432",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/432.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
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             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
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             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "16:51:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 172,
             "no": 252,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 9
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "431",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/431.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
             "number": "H R 3219",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
             "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Agreed to",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "16:46:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 256,
             "no": 169,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 8
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "430",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/430.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
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             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
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             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Agreed to",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "16:41:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 214,
             "no": 211,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 8
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           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "429",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/429.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
             "number": "H R 3219",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
             "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "14:24:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 177,
             "no": 248,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 8
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "428",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/428.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
             "number": "H R 3219",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
             "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
             "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
           },
           "description": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "14:20:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 140,
             "no": 285,
             "present": 1,
             "not_voting": 7
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "427",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/427.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres478-115",
             "number": "H RES 478",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres478.json",
             "title": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing ...",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-27",
           "time": "14:15:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 230,
             "no": 196,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 7
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           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
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           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/426.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres478-115",
             "number": "H RES 478",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres478.json",
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           "result": "Passed",
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           "time": "14:08:00",
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                  {
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           "chamber": "House",
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           "bill": {
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           "result": "Agreed to",
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           "time": "23:20:00",
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           "position": "No"
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                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
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           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/424.json",
           "bill": {
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           "member_id": "K000388",
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           "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-07-12",
           "time": "18:52:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 201,
             "no": 221,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 11
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "349",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/349.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr1492-115",
             "number": "H R 1492",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1492.json",
             "title": "Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary."
           },
           "description": "Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017",
           "question": "On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-12",
           "time": "15:06:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 416,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 15
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "348",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/348.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres431-115",
             "number": "H RES 431",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres431.json",
             "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 23) to provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for consideration of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018; and H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-12",
           "time": "14:52:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 232,
             "no": 187,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 14
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "347",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/347.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres431-115",
             "number": "H RES 431",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres431.json",
             "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 23) to provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for consideration of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018; and H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017",
           "question": "On Ordering the Previous Question",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-12",
           "time": "14:44:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 234,
             "no": 183,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 16
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "346",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/346.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr1719-115",
             "number": "H R 1719",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1719.json",
             "title": "John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 172."
           },
           "description": "John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act",
           "question": "On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-11",
           "time": "19:10:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 401,
             "no": 15,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 17
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "345",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/345.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr1397-115",
             "number": "H R 1397",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1397.json",
             "title": "To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources."
           },
           "description": "To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes",
           "question": "On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-07-11",
           "time": "18:53:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 406,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 26
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "344",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/344.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3004-115",
             "number": "H R 3004",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3004.json",
             "title": "Kate's Law",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate."
           },
           "description": "Kate's Law",
           "question": "On Passage",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "17:26:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 257,
             "no": 167,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 9
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "343",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/343.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3004-115",
             "number": "H R 3004",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3004.json",
             "title": "Kate's Law",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate."
           },
           "description": "Kate's Law",
           "question": "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "17:20:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 193,
             "no": 232,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 8
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "342",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/342.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3003-115",
             "number": "H R 3003",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3003.json",
             "title": "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate."
           },
           "description": "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act",
           "question": "On Passage",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "17:14:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 228,
             "no": 195,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 10
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "341",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/341.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hr3003-115",
             "number": "H R 3003",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3003.json",
             "title": "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act",
             "latest_action": "Received in the Senate."
           },
           "description": "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act",
           "question": "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions",
           "result": "Failed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "17:07:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 181,
             "no": 230,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 22
           },
           "position": "No"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "340",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/340.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres415-115",
             "number": "H RES 415",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres415.json",
             "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3004) to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens, and providing for proceedings during the period from July 3, 2017, through July 10, 2017.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3004) to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens, and providing for proceedings during the ...",
           "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "14:04:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 236,
             "no": 191,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 6
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         },
                  {
           "member_id": "K000388",
           "chamber": "House",
           "congress": "115",
           "session": "1",
           "roll_call": "339",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/339.json",
           "bill": {
             "bill_id": "hres415-115",
             "number": "H RES 415",
             "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres415.json",
             "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3004) to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens, and providing for proceedings during the period from July 3, 2017, through July 10, 2017.",
             "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "description": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3004) to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens, and providing for proceedings during the ...",
           "question": "On Ordering the Previous Question",
           "result": "Passed",
           "date": "2017-06-29",
           "time": "13:57:00",
           "total": {
             "yes": 235,
             "no": 190,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 8
           },
           "position": "Yes"
         }
       ]
    }
  ]
}

Compare Two Members Vote Positions

Use this request type to compare two members’ vote positions in a particular Congress and chamber. Responses include four calculated values, showing the number and percentage of votes in which the members took the same position or opposing positions.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{first-member-id}/votes/{second-member-id}/{congress}/{chamber}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
first-member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
second-member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
congress 102-116 for House, 101-116 for Senate
chamber house or senate

Example Call

curl " https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000575/votes/D000624/114/house.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "status": "OK",
  "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2016 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
  "results": [
    {
      "first_member_id": "G000575",
      "first_member_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000575.json",
      "second_member_id": "D000624",
      "second_member_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000624.json",
      "congress": "114",
      "chamber": "House",
      "common_votes": "803",
      "disagree_votes": "129",
      "agree_percent": "83.94",
      "disagree_percent": "16.06"
    }
  ]
}

Compare Two Members’ Bill Sponsorships

To compare bill sponsorship between two members who served in the same Congress and chamber, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{first-member-id}/bills/{second-member-id}/{congress}/{chamber}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
first-member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
second-member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
congress 102-116 for House, 101-116 for Senate
chamber house or senate

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001283/bills/C001101/114/house.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2016 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "first_member_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001283.json",
         "second_member_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001101.json",
         "chamber": "House",
         "congress": "114",
         "common_bills": "15",
         "bills": [
          {
           "number": "H.R.1769",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1769.json",
           "title": "Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001271.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-04-14",
           "cosponsors": "188",
           "committees": "House Veterans' Affairs Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2016-02-25",
           "latest_major_action": "Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-09-08",
           "second_member_date": "2015-12-10"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.969",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr969.json",
           "title": "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000564.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-13",
           "cosponsors": "309",
           "committees": "House Veterans' Affairs Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-03-06",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-02-13",
           "second_member_date": "2015-02-13"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.699",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr699.json",
           "title": "Email Privacy Act",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Y000063.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-04",
           "cosponsors": "314",
           "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-12-01",
           "latest_major_action": "Committee Hearings Held.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-07-27",
           "second_member_date": "2015-02-04"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.842",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr842.json",
           "title": "Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000378.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-10",
           "cosponsors": "245",
           "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-02-10",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-04-21",
           "second_member_date": "2015-02-10"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.1220",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1220.json",
           "title": "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000604.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-03-03",
           "cosponsors": "237",
           "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-03-06",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-10-07",
           "second_member_date": "2015-07-28"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.563",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr563.json",
           "title": "Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001063.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-01-27",
           "cosponsors": "66",
           "committees": "House Veterans' Affairs Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-02-06",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-07-09",
           "second_member_date": "2016-03-21"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.160",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr160.json",
           "title": "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000594.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-01-06",
           "cosponsors": "282",
           "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-06-23",
           "latest_major_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 125.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-01-06",
           "second_member_date": "2015-01-06"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.1384",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1384.json",
           "title": "Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000799.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-03-16",
           "cosponsors": "132",
           "committees": "House Veterans' Affairs Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-11-17",
           "latest_major_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-07-21",
           "second_member_date": "2015-06-08"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.985",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr985.json",
           "title": "Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000558.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-13",
           "cosponsors": "244",
           "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-07-29",
           "latest_major_action": "Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-11-17",
           "second_member_date": "2015-03-17"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.2567",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr2567.json",
           "title": "To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the Nation.",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Z000018.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-05-21",
           "cosponsors": "59",
           "committees": "House Financial Services Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-05-21",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-05-21",
           "second_member_date": "2015-05-21"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.1312",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1312.json",
           "title": "National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001159.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-03-04",
           "cosponsors": "114",
           "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-03-06",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-03-19",
           "second_member_date": "2015-07-22"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.1100",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1100.json",
           "title": "Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2015",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001090.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-26",
           "cosponsors": "143",
           "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-02-26",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-07-23",
           "second_member_date": "2015-02-26"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.R.1174",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1174.json",
           "title": "Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001179.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-27",
           "cosponsors": "136",
           "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-03-31",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.",
           "first_member_date": "2016-03-21",
           "second_member_date": "2015-06-08"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.CON.RES.75",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hconres75.json",
           "title": "Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000449.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-09-09",
           "cosponsors": "213",
           "committees": "House Foreign Relations Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2016-03-15",
           "latest_major_action": "Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.",
           "first_member_date": "2016-02-09",
           "second_member_date": "2015-10-09"
          },
                  {
           "number": "H.CON.RES.17",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hconres17.json",
           "title": "Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.",
           "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001062.json",
           "introduced_date": "2015-02-24",
           "cosponsors": "227",
           "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
           "latest_major_action_date": "2015-03-17",
           "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.",
           "first_member_date": "2015-04-22",
           "second_member_date": "2016-02-25"
          }
        ]
      }
   ]
}

Get Bills Cosponsored by a Specific Member

To get the 20 most recent bill cosponsorships for a particular member, either bills cosponsored or bills where cosponsorship was withdrawn:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member-id}/bills/{type}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
type cosponsored or withdrawn

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001260/bills/cosponsored.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "id": "B001260",
         "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001260.json",
         "name": "Vern Buchanan",
         "num_results": 20,
         "offset": 0,
         "bills": [
              {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr398-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.398",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr398.json",
                "title": "HEART Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-07-20",
                "sponsor_id": "K000386",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000386.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr398ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr398ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/398",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr398",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-10",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 53,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2017 or the HEART Act of 2017  This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the notice period in civil forfeiture proceedings that involve the seizure of an animal involved in animal fighting. It requires the government to send notice of the seizure to interested parties within 30 days (currently, 60 days). The notice period may be extended only if a delay is warranted after considering certain factors, including the cost to the government of providing shelter for the animal, the health of the animal and the effect of a delay on its rehabilitation, and any increased risk that a delay could necessitate the euthanasia of the animal. The bill amends the federal judicial code to authorize the Department of Justice to use amounts from the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund to pay for costs associated with a seized animal, including transportation, shelter, care, veterinary services, and humane euthanasia.",
                "summary_short": "Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2017 or the HEART Act of 2017  This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the notice period in civil forfeiture proceedings that involve the seizure of an animal involved in animal fighting. It requires the government to send notice of the seizure to interested parties within 30 days (currently, 60 days). The notice period may be extended only if a delay is warranted after considering certain factors, including the cost to the government of ...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-06",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr3305-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.3305",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3305.json",
                "title": "To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, with respect to bikeshare projects, and for other purposes.",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-07-19",

                "sponsor_id": "B000574",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000574.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3305",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3305",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-19",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 1,
                "committees": "House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee",
                "primary_subject": "",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-19",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2651-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2651",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2651.json",
                "title": "Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-07-18",

                "sponsor_id": "B001282",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001282.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2651ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2651ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2651",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2651",
                "introduced_date": "2017-05-25",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 49,
                "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Sports and Recreation",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-26",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1235-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1235",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1235.json",
                "title": "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-07-14",

                "sponsor_id": "N000015",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000015.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1235ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1235ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1235",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1235",
                "introduced_date": "2017-02-27",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 291,
                "committees": "House Financial Services Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Sports and Recreation",
                "summary": "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in recognition and celebration of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The coins shall be in the shape of a dome, and the design on the common reverse of the coins shall depict a basketball. Treasury shall hold a competition to determine the design of the common obverse of the coins, which shall be emblematic of the game of basketball. The bill requires all sales of such coins to include specified surcharges, which shall be paid by Treasury to the Hall to fund an endowment for increased operations and educational programming.",
                "summary_short": "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in recognition and celebration of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The coins shall be in the shape of a dome, and the design on the common reverse of the coins shall depict a basketball. Treasury shall hold a competition to determine the design of the common obverse of th...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-27",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr490-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.490",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr490.json",
                "title": "Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-29",

                "sponsor_id": "K000362",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000362.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr490ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr490ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/490",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr490",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-12",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 158,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) without determining whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, (2) without informing the mother of the results, or (3) after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat.  It provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical (but not psychological or emotional) disorder, illness, or condition.  A physician who performs a prohibited abortion is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.  A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.",
                "summary_short": "Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) without determining whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, (2) without informing the mother of the results, or (3) after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat.  It provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical (but not psychological or emotional) di...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-06",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr3003-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.3003",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3003.json",
                "title": "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-27",

                "sponsor_id": "G000289",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000289.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3003eh/pdf/BILLS-115hr3003eh.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3003",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3003",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-22",
                "active": true,
                "house_passage": "2017-06-28",
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 15,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-10",
                "latest_major_action": "Received in the Senate."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr3004-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.3004",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3004.json",
                "title": "Kate's Law",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-27",

                "sponsor_id": "G000289",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000289.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3004eh/pdf/BILLS-115hr3004eh.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3004",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3004",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-22",
                "active": true,
                "house_passage": "2017-06-28",
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 17,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "",
                "summary": "(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Kate's Law (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise provisions relating to the reentry of removed aliens.  The bill provides that an alien who has been excluded, deported, removed, or denied admission, or who has departed the United States while under an outstanding order of exclusion, deportation, or removal, and who subsequently crosses or attempts to cross the border into the United States, shall be fined, imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (\"Crosses the border\" refers to the physical act of crossing the border, regardless of whether the alien is free from official restraint.)  The bill revises reentry of criminal offender provisions to provide that an alien who was convicted before such removal or departure of:    three or more misdemeanors or for a felony shall be fined, imprisoned up to 10 years, or both;  a felony for which the alien was sentenced to not less than 30 months in prison shall be fined, imprisoned up to 15 years, or both;  a felony for which the alien was sentenced to not less than 60 months shall be fined, imprisoned up to 20 years, or both; or  murder, rape, kidnapping, or a felony offense relating to peonage and slavery or terrorism, or of three or more felonies of any kind, shall be fined, imprisoned up to 25 years, or both.  An alien who has been excluded, deported, removed, or denied admission three or more times and thereafter enters, attempts to enter, or crosses or attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in, the United States shall be fined, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. The bill states that it shall be an affirmative defense to a reentry violation (thus placing the burden of proof on the defendant) that: (1) prior to the alleged violation, the alien had received Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consent to reapply for U.S. admission; or (2) with respect to an alien previously denied admission and removed, the alien was not required to obtain such advance consent and had complied with all other applicable admissions laws and regulations.  In a criminal proceeding under this section, an alien may not challenge the validity of any prior removal order. (Currently, the validity of a prior deportation order may be challenged under certain grounds.) A removed alien who enters, attempts to enter, or crosses or attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in, the United States shall be incarcerated for the remainder of the sentence that was pending at the time of deportation without any reduction for parole or supervised release unless the alien affirmatively demonstrates that DHS has consented to the alien's reentry. ",
                "summary_short": "(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Kate's Law (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise provisions relating to the reentry of removed aliens.  The bill provides that an alien who has been excluded, deported, removed, or denied admission, or who has departed the United States while under an outstanding order of exclusion, deportation, or removal, and who subsequently cr...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-10",
                "latest_major_action": "Received in the Senate."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2803-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2803",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2803.json",
                "title": "Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-27",

                "sponsor_id": "P000592",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000592.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2803ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2803ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2803",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2803",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-07",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 3,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-12",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2946-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2946",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2946.json",
                "title": "Heavy Truck, Tractor, and Trailer Retail Federal Excise Tax Repeal Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-27",

                "sponsor_id": "L000578",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000578.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2946ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2946ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2946",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2946",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-20",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 8,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-06-20",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr19-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.19",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr19.json",
                "title": "Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-23",

                "sponsor_id": "M000087",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000087.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr19ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr19ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/19",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr19",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-30",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 232,
                "committees": "House Natural Resources Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Arts, Culture, Religion",
                "summary": "Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of programs related to women's contributions that have influenced the direction of the United States; (2) collaboration with other Smithsonian museums and facilities, outside museums, and educational institutions; and (3) the creation of exhibitions and programs that recognize diverse perspectives on women's history and contributions. The bill establishes a council within the Smithsonian Institution to: (1) make recommendations to the Smithsonian's Board of Regents for the construction of the museum; (2) advise and assist the board on the administration and preservation of the museum; (3) recommend annual operating budgets for the museum; and (4) report annually to the board on the acquisition, disposition, and display of objects related to women's art, history, and culture.  The council shall have sole authority to: (1) acquire artifacts for the museum's collections, (2) dispose of any part of the collections but only if funds generated are used for additions to the collections, (3) specify criteria for the use of the museum's collections and resources, and (4) preserve and maintain the collections.  The museum's director may carry out educational and liaison programs in support of its goals.",
                "summary_short": "Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of programs related to women's contributions that have influenced the direction of the United States; (2) collaboration with other Smithsonian museums and facilities, outside museums, and educational institutions; and (3) the creation of exhibitions and programs that recognize dive...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-07",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hres401-115",
                "bill_type": "hres",
                "number": "H.RES.401",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres401.json",
                "title": "Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-22",

                "sponsor_id": "H000324",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hres401ih/pdf/BILLS-115hres401ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hres401",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-22",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 34,
                "committees": "House Foreign Affairs Committee",
                "primary_subject": "International Affairs",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-06-27",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1698-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1698",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1698.json",
                "title": "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-21",

                "sponsor_id": "R000487",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000487.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1698ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1698ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1698",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1698",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-23",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 315,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "International Affairs",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-29",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2142-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2142",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2142.json",
                "title": "INTERDICT Act",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-20",

                "sponsor_id": "T000465",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000465.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2142ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2142ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2142",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2142",
                "introduced_date": "2017-04-25",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 15,
                "committees": "House Homeland Security Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Foreign Trade and International Finance",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-16",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr849-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.849",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr849.json",
                "title": "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-08",

                "sponsor_id": "R000582",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000582.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr849ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr849ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/849",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr849",
                "introduced_date": "2017-02-03",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 258,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Health",
                "summary": "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capital rate of growth in Medicare spending.",
                "summary_short": "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capital rate of growth in Medicare spending.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-15",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1661-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1661",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1661.json",
                "title": "Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-08",

                "sponsor_id": "T000462",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000462.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1661ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1661ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1661",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1661",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-21",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 75,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit \"the affordable housing credit\" and make several modifications to the credit.  The bill revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to:    the average income test,  income eligibility for rural projects,   increased tenant income,   student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent.   The bill revises various requirements to:   establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects,  permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures,  repeal the qualified census tract population cap,  require housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans,   prohibit local approval and contribution requirements,   increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households,   increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies,  increase the population cap for difficult development areas, and  eliminate the basis reduction for a property that receives the tax credit for investments in energy property if the affordable housing credit is allowed for the property.   The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, foreclosures, and projects that assist Native Americans. ",
                "summary_short": "Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit "the affordable housing credit" and make several modifications to the credit.  The bill revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to:    the average income test,  income eligibility for rural projects,   increased tenant income,   student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent.   ...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-21",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1652-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1652",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1652.json",
                "title": "Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-07",

                "sponsor_id": "K000379",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000379.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1652ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1652ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1652",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1652",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-21",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 14,
                "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Health",
                "summary": "Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding those hearing aids. The regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids must: (1) provide reasonable assurances of safety and efficacy; (2) establish output limits and labeling requirements; and (3) describe requirements for the sale of hearing aids in-person, by mail, or online, without a prescription. State and local governments may not establish or continue in effect requirements specifically applicable to hearing products that are not identical to FDA requirements and that restrict or interfere with the servicing or sale of over-the-counter hearing aids. The FDA must update and finalize its draft guidance on hearing products. The guidance must clarify which products are medical devices.",
                "summary_short": "Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding those hearing aids. The regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids must: (1) provide reasonable assurances of safety and efficacy; (2) establish output limits and labeling requirements; and (3) describe requirements for the sale of hearing aids ...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-24",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hconres10-115",
                "bill_type": "hconres",
                "number": "H.CON.RES.10",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hconres10.json",
                "title": "Expressing the sense of the Congress that tax-exempt fraternal benefit societies have historically and continue to provide critical benefits to Americans and United States communities.",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-06-06",

                "sponsor_id": "P000594",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000594.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hconres10ih/pdf/BILLS-115hconres10ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/10",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hconres10",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-13",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 53,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": " Expresses the sense of Congress that the tax exemption of fraternal benefit societies continues to generate significant returns to society and that the work of such societies should continue to be promoted.   ",
                "summary_short": " Expresses the sense of Congress that the tax exemption of fraternal benefit societies continues to generate significant returns to society and that the work of such societies should continue to be promoted.   ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-26",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2719-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2719",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2719.json",
                "title": "Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-05-25",

                "sponsor_id": "P000597",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000597.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2719ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2719ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2719",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2719",
                "introduced_date": "2017-05-25",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 6,
                "committees": "House Science, Space, and Technology Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Public Lands and Natural Resources",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-25",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1017-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1017",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1017.json",
                "title": "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-05-23",

                "sponsor_id": "D000604",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000604.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1017ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1017ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1017",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1017",
                "introduced_date": "2017-02-13",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 155,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Health",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-24",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1456-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1456",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1456.json",
                "title": "Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017",
                "cosponsored_date": "2017-05-22",

                "sponsor_id": "R000487",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000487.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1456ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1456ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1456",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1456",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-09",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 139,
                "committees": "House Natural Resources Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Animals",
                "summary": "Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins.A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.  Penalties areimposedfor violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.",
                "summary_short": "Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins.A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.  Penalties areimposedfor violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-20",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans."
              }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Votes

Get a Specific Roll Call Vote

To get a specific roll-call vote, including a complete list of member positions, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/sessions/{session-number}/votes/{roll-call-number}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 102-116 for House, 80-116 for Senate
chamber house or senate
session-number 1 or 2, depending on year (1 is odd-numbered years, 2 is even-numbered years)
roll-call-number integer

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/17.json"
-H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this (House votes do not have the tie_breaker and tie_breaker_vote attributes, as these can only occur on Senate votes):

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results": {
      "votes": {
        "vote": {
           "congress": 115,
           "session": 1,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "roll_call": 17,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00017.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00017",
                        "bill": {
            "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
            "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
            "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
            "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
            "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
            },
                      "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reforming housing and Medicaid without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled or raiding the Medicare Trust Funds to pay for new government programs, like Obamacare, which has failed Americans by increasing premiums and reducing affordable health care opportunities.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "22:07:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": "0"
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": "2"
            },
            "positions": [
              {
                "member_id": "A000360",
                "name": "Lamar Alexander",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.323
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001230",
                "name": "Tammy Baldwin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.546
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001261",
                "name": "John Barrasso",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.528
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001267",
                "name": "Michael Bennet",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CO",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.208
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001277",
                "name": "Richard Blumenthal",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.418
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B000575",
                "name": "Roy Blunt",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MO",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.431
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001288",
                "name": "Cory Booker",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.588
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001236",
                "name": "John Boozman",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AR",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.402
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B000944",
                "name": "Sherrod Brown",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.44
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001135",
                "name": "Richard M. Burr",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.454
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000127",
                "name": "Maria Cantwell",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.287
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001047",
                "name": "Shelley Moore Capito",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WV",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.258
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000141",
                "name": "Benjamin L. Cardin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MD",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.329
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000174",
                "name": "Thomas R. Carper",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "DE",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.174
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001070",
                "name": "Bob Casey",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "PA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.298
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001075",
                "name": "Bill Cassidy",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "LA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.453
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000567",
                "name": "Thad Cochran",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.286
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001035",
                "name": "Susan Collins",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ME",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.107
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001088",
                "name": "Christopher A. Coons",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "DE",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.283
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001071",
                "name": "Bob Corker",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.391
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001056",
                "name": "John Cornyn",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.497
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001113",
                "name": "Catherine Cortez Masto",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NV",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001095",
                "name": "Tom Cotton",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AR",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.619
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000880",
                "name": "Michael D. Crapo",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ID",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.507
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001098",
                "name": "Ted Cruz",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.884
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000618",
                "name": "Steve Daines",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.53
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000607",
                "name": "Joe Donnelly",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.12
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000622",
                "name": "Tammy Duckworth",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.298
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000563",
                "name": "Richard J. Durbin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.365
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "E000285",
                "name": "Michael B. Enzi",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.537
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "E000295",
                "name": "Joni Ernst",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.51
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000062",
                "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",

                "vote_position": "Not Voting",
                "dw_nominate": -0.263
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000463",
                "name": "Deb Fischer",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NE",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.474
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000444",
                "name": "Jeff Flake",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AZ",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.855
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000457",
                "name": "Al Franken",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.416
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000562",
                "name": "Cory Gardner",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "CO",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.456
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000555",
                "name": "Kirsten E. Gillibrand",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.334
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000359",
                "name": "Lindsey Graham",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.409
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000386",
                "name": "Charles E. Grassley",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.341
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001075",
                "name": "Kamala Harris",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001076",
                "name": "Margaret Hassan",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H000338",
                "name": "Orrin G. Hatch",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "UT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.382
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001046",
                "name": "Martin Heinrich",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NM",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.283
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001069",
                "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "ND",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.129
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001041",
                "name": "Dean Heller",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NV",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.461
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001042",
                "name": "Mazie K. Hirono",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.492
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001061",
                "name": "John Hoeven",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ND",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.338
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "I000024",
                "name": "James M. Inhofe",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.551
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "I000055",
                "name": "Johnny Isakson",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.404
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "J000293",
                "name": "Ron Johnson",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WI",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.594
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000384",
                "name": "Tim Kaine",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.229
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000393",
                "name": "John Kennedy",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "LA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000383",
                "name": "Angus King",
                "party": "I",
                "state": "ME",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.148
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000367",
                "name": "Amy Klobuchar",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.239
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000575",
                "name": "James Lankford",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.562
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000174",
                "name": "Patrick J. Leahy",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.375
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000577",
                "name": "Mike Lee",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "UT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.921
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001183",
                "name": "Joe Manchin III",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WV",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.063
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000133",
                "name": "Edward J. Markey",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.5
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000303",
                "name": "John McCain",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AZ",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.381
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001170",
                "name": "Claire McCaskill",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MO",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.147
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000355",
                "name": "Mitch McConnell",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.404
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000639",
                "name": "Robert Menendez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.36
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001176",
                "name": "Jeff Merkley",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OR",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.436
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000934",
                "name": "Jerry Moran",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.412
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001153",
                "name": "Lisa Murkowski",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.208
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001169",
                "name": "Christopher S. Murphy",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.311
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001111",
                "name": "Patty Murray",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.342
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "N000032",
                "name": "Bill Nelson",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.192
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000603",
                "name": "Rand Paul",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.882
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000612",
                "name": "David Perdue",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.659
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000595",
                "name": "Gary Peters",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.232
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000449",
                "name": "Rob Portman",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OH",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.375
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000122",
                "name": "Jack Reed",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "RI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.39
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000584",
                "name": "Jim Risch",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ID",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.631
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000307",
                "name": "Pat Roberts",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.415
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000605",
                "name": "Mike Rounds",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SD",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.382
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000595",
                "name": "Marco Rubio",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "FL",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.59
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000033",
                "name": "Bernard Sanders",
                "party": "I",
                "state": "VT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.51
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001197",
                "name": "Ben Sasse",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NE",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.833
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001194",
                "name": "Brian Schatz",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.389
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000148",
                "name": "Charles E. Schumer",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.35
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001184",
                "name": "Tim Scott",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.669
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001141",
                "name": "Jeff Sessions",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AL",

                "vote_position": "Not Voting",
                "dw_nominate": 0.549
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001181",
                "name": "Jeanne Shaheen",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.272
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000320",
                "name": "Richard C. Shelby",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AL",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.433
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000770",
                "name": "Debbie Stabenow",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.327
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001198",
                "name": "Dan Sullivan",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.46
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000464",
                "name": "Jon Tester",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.214
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000250",
                "name": "John Thune",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SD",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.409
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000476",
                "name": "Thom Tillis",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.441
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000461",
                "name": "Patrick J. Toomey",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "PA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.63
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "U000039",
                "name": "Tom Udall",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NM",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.456
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "V000128",
                "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MD",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.4
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000805",
                "name": "Mark Warner",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.197
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000817",
                "name": "Elizabeth Warren",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.738
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000802",
                "name": "Sheldon Whitehouse",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "RI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.428
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000437",
                "name": "Roger Wicker",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.376
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000779",
                "name": "Ron Wyden",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OR",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.314
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "Y000064",
                "name": "Todd Young",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.489
              }
              ]
            },

            "vacant_seats": [
]
         }
    }
}

Get Votes by Type

You can get vote information in four categories: missed votes, party votes, lone no votes and perfect votes. Missed votes provides information about the voting attendance of each member of a specific chamber and congress. Party votes provides information about how often each member of a specific chamber and congress votes with a majority of his or her party. Lone no votes provides information lists members in a specific chamber and congress who were the only members to vote No on a roll call vote, and how often that happened. Perfect votes lists members in a specific chamber and congress who voted Yes or No on every vote for which he or she was eligible.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/votes/{vote-type}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 102-116 for House, 80-116 for Senate
chamber house or senate
vote-type missed, party, loneno or perfect

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/house/votes/missed.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "114",
        "chamber": "House",
        "num_results": "450",
        "offset": "0",
        "members": [{
                "id": "B000589",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000589.json",
                "name": "John A. Boehner",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OH",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "580",
                "missed_votes": "564",
                "missed_votes_pct": "97.24",
                "rank": "1",
                "notes": "Announced resignation effective Oct. 31, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "R000570",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000570.json",
                "name": "Paul D. Ryan",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WI",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "745",
                "missed_votes_pct": "56.23",
                "rank": "2",
                "notes": "Speaker votes at his discretion"
            },
            {
                "id": "T000473",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000473.json",
                "name": "Mark Takai",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1181",
                "missed_votes": "421",
                "missed_votes_pct": "35.65",
                "rank": "3",
                "notes": "Died on July 20, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "S000030",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000030.json",
                "name": "Loretta Sánchez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",
                "district": "46",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "388",
                "missed_votes_pct": "29.28",
                "rank": "4",
                "notes": "Running for Senate"
            },
            {
                "id": "F000458",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000458.json",
                "name": "Stephen Fincher",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "362",
                "missed_votes_pct": "27.32",
                "rank": "5",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Feb. 1, 2016"
            },
            {
                "id": "R000515",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000515.json",
                "name": "Bobby L. Rush",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "319",
                "missed_votes_pct": "24.08",
                "rank": "6",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "F000043",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000043.json",
                "name": "Chaka Fattah",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "PA",
                "district": "2",
                "total_votes": "1045",
                "missed_votes": "251",
                "missed_votes_pct": "24.02",
                "rank": "7",
                "notes": "Resigned effective June 23, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "H000636",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000636.json",
                "name": "Rubén Hinojosa",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "15",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "302",
                "missed_votes_pct": "22.79",
                "rank": "8",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Nov. 13, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "H001056",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001056.json",
                "name": "Jaime Herrera Beutler",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WA",
                "district": "3",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "299",
                "missed_votes_pct": "22.57",
                "rank": "9",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "S000510",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000510.json",
                "name": "Adam Smith",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",
                "district": "9",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "267",
                "missed_votes_pct": "20.15",
                "rank": "10",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "P000604",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000604.json",
                "name": "Donald M. Payne Jr.",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",
                "district": "10",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "248",
                "missed_votes_pct": "18.72",
                "rank": "11",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "W000796",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000796.json",
                "name": "Lynn Westmoreland",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",
                "district": "3",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "232",
                "missed_votes_pct": "17.51",
                "rank": "12",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Jan. 7, 2016"
            },
            {
                "id": "P000592",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000592.json",
                "name": "Ted Poe",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "2",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "216",
                "missed_votes_pct": "16.30",
                "rank": "13",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "G000535",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000535.json",
                "name": "Luis V. Gutiérrez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "4",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "210",
                "missed_votes_pct": "15.85",
                "rank": "14",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "H000324",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
                "name": "Alcee L. Hastings",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "20",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "205",
                "missed_votes_pct": "15.47",
                "rank": "15",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "B000911",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000911.json",
                "name": "Corrine Brown",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "5",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "187",
                "missed_votes_pct": "14.11",
                "rank": "16",
                "notes": "Lost primary election on Aug. 30, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "N000185",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000185.json",
                "name": "Richard Nugent",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "11",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "180",
                "missed_votes_pct": "13.58",
                "rank": "17",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Nov. 2, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "M001137",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001137.json",
                "name": "Gregory W. Meeks",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",
                "district": "5",
                "total_votes": "1320",
                "missed_votes": "178",
                "missed_votes_pct": "13.48",
                "rank": "18",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "J000032",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "name": "Sheila Jackson-Lee",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "18",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "164",
                "missed_votes_pct": "12.38",
                "rank": "19",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "D000622",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000622.json",
                "name": "Tammy Duckworth",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "162",
                "missed_votes_pct": "12.23",
                "rank": "20",
                "notes": "Elected to Senate."
            },
            {
                "id": "S001179",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001179.json",
                "name": "Aaron Schock",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "18",
                "total_votes": "144",
                "missed_votes": "17",
                "missed_votes_pct": "11.81",
                "rank": "21",
                "notes": "Announced resignation effective March 31, 2015"
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get Votes by Date

You can get all votes for one or both chambers in a particular month, or all votes in a particular date range (fewer than 30 days). This request type has two URI structures. Either use a year and month combination or a range of two dates, which cannot exceed 30 days.

HTTP Requests

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/votes/{year}/{month}.json GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/votes/{start-date}/{end-date}.json

URL Parameters

For year and month requests:

Parameter Description
chamber house, senate or both
year YYYY format
month MM format

For date range requests:

Parameter Description
chamber house or senate
start-date YYYY-MM-DD format
end-date YYYY-MM-DD format

Example Calls

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/senate/votes/2017/01.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/both/votes/2017-01-03/2017-01-31.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The first command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results": {
      "chamber": "Senate",
      "year": 2017,
      "month": 1,
      "num_results": 35,
      "votes": [
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 35,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00035.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00035",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/35.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN35-115",
             "number": "PN35",
             "name": "Elaine L. Chao",
             "agency": "Department of Transportation"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-31",
           "time": "12:33:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 41,
             "no": 5,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 1,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 93,
             "no": 6,
             "present": 1,
             "not_voting": 0
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 34,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00034.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00034",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/34.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN25-115",
             "number": "PN25",
             "name": "Rex W. Tillerson",
             "agency": "Department of State"
           },
           "question": "On the Cloture Motion",
           "description": "Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-30",
           "time": "17:25:00",
           "result": "Cloture Motion Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 3,
             "no": 42,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 52,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 56,
             "no": 43,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 33,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00033.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00033",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/33.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN50-115",
             "number": "PN50",
             "name": "Nikki R. Haley",
             "agency": "Department of State"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; and Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-24",
           "time": "17:31:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 43,
             "no": 3,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 52,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 96,
             "no": 4,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 32,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00032.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00032",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/32.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN43-115",
             "number": "PN43",
             "name": "Mike Pompeo",
             "agency": "Central Intelligence Agency"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-23",
           "time": "19:01:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 14,
             "no": 30,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 66,
             "no": 32,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 31,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00031.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00031",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/31.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN43-115",
             "number": "PN43",
             "name": "Mike Pompeo",
             "agency": "Central Intelligence Agency"
           },
           "question": "On the Motion to Proceed",
           "description": "Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "18:16:00",
           "result": "Motion to Proceed Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 38,
             "no": 7,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 50,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 89,
             "no": 8,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 3
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 30,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00030.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00030",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/30.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN40-115",
             "number": "PN40",
             "name": "John F. Kelly",
             "agency": "Department of Homeland Security"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "17:57:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 35,
             "no": 11,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 88,
             "no": 11,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 29,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00029.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00029",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/29.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN29-115",
             "number": "PN29",
             "name": "James Mattis",
             "agency": "Department of Defense"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "16:55:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 98,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 28,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00028.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00028",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/28.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "H.R.72",
           "bill_id": "hr72-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr72.json",
           "title": "GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017",
           "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-3."
           },
           "question": "On Passage of the Bill",
           "description": "A bill to ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-17",
           "time": "16:43:00",
           "result": "Bill Passed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 46,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 99,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 27,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00027.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00027",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/27.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.84",
           "bill_id": "s84-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s84.json",
           "title": "A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.",
           "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-2."
           },
           "question": "On Passage of the Bill",
           "description": "A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "14:47:00",
           "result": "Bill Passed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 30,
             "no": 16,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 50,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 81,
             "no": 17,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 26,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00026.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00026",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/26.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Concurrent Resolution",
           "description": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "01:05:00",
           "result": "Concurrent Resolution Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 48,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 25,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00025.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00025",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/25.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To create a point of order against legislation that would undermine the historic coverage gains the United States has made in children's health, which have resulted in the lowest uninsured rate for children in the Nation's history.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "00:48:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
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             "yes": 45,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 49,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 24,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00024.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00024",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/24.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
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           "description": "In the nature of a substitute.",
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           "time": "12:38:00",
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}

Get Senate Nomination Votes

To get Senate votes on presidential nominations, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/nominations.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 101-116

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominations.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this (House votes do not have the tie_breaker and tie_breaker_vote attributes, as these can only occur on Senate votes):

{
  "status": "OK",
  "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2016 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
  "results": [
    {
      "total_votes": "37",
      "offset": "0",
      "votes": [
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "36",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-03-14",
          "time": "17:34:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN1152.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "41",
            "no": "1",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "2",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "7",
            "no": "39",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "8",
            "majority_position": "No"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "1"
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "40",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "11",
            "margin": "9"
          }
        },
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "25",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Robert McKinnon Califf, of South Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-02-24",
          "time": "12:03:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN849.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "39",
            "no": "3",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "2",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "1",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "4",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "1"
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "89",
            "no": "4",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "7",
            "margin": "85"
          }
        },
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "23",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-02-11",
          "time": "13:43:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN675.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "43",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "1",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "5",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "1"
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "93",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "7",
            "margin": "93"
          }
        },
        ...
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "1",
          "roll_call": "54",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Michael P. Botticelli, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2015-02-09",
          "time": "17:32:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN60.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "44",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "0",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "46",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "8",
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "2",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "0"
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "92",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": "8",
            "margin": "92"
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Bills

Search Bills

Use this request to search the title and full text of legislation by keyword to get the 20 most recent bills. Searches cover House and Senate bills from the 113th Congress through the current Congress (115th). If multiple words are given (e.g. query=health care) the search is treated as multiple keywords using the OR operator. Quoting the words (e.g. query="health care") makes it a phrase search. Search results can be sorted by date (the default) or by relevance, and in ascending or descending order.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/search.json?query={query}

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
query keyword or phrase
sort _score or date (default is date)
dir asc or desc (default) is desc

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/search.json?query=megahertz"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "num_results": 10,
         "offset": 0,
         "bills": [
              {
                 "bill_id": "hr2739-113",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.2739",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/113/bills/hr2739.json",
                 "title": "Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2013",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "M001163",
                 "sponsor_name": "Doris Matsui",
                 "sponsor_state": "CA",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001163.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr2739ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr2739ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2739",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2739",
                 "introduced_date": "2013-07-18",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 4,
                 "committees": "House Armed Services Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSAS","HSIF"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": ["HSAS26","HSIF16"],
                 "primary_subject": "Science, Technology, Communications",
                 "summary": "Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2013 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), within three years after enactment of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, to: (1) reallocate electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 1755 to 1780 megahertz (currently, such frequencies are occupied by the Department of Defense [DOD] and other federal agencies); and (2) as part of the competitive bidding auctions required by such Act, grant new initial licenses, subject to flexible-use service rules, for the use of such spectrum, paired with the spectrum between frequencies from 2155 to 2180 megahertz already designated for auction. Directs the proceeds attributable to the competitive bidding of the 1755 to 1780 megahertz range to be allocated in the same manner as other specified frequencies pursuant to such Act for uses including reimbursements to agencies for relocation and sharing costs, the building of the nationwide public safety broadband network, and deposits or reimbursements to the U.S. Treasury.  Requires such spectrum to be relocated in a manner to ensure cooperation between federal and commercial entities under procedures in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, except for DOD-operated spectrum, which shall be relocated under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Directs federal entities operating a federal government station, within a specified period before commencement of competitive bidding, to identify stations that cannot be relocated without jeopardizing essential military capability. Requires the transition plans of federal entities identifying such essential spectrum to: (1) provide for non-federal users to share such stations, and (2) limit any necessary exclusion zones to the smallest possible zones.  Directs the President to withdraw assignments upon relocation or to modify assignments to permit federal and non-federal use.",
                 "summary_short": "Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2013 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), within three years after enactment of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, to: (1) reallocate electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 1755 to 1780 megahertz (currently, such frequencies are occupied by the Department of Defense [DOD] and other federal agencies); and (2) as part of the competitive bidding auctions required by such Act, grant new initial lic...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2013-08-29",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3355-113",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3355",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/113/bills/hr3355.json",
                 "title": "Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2013",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "G000558",
                 "sponsor_name": "Brett Guthrie",
                 "sponsor_state": "KY",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000558.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr3355ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr3355ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3355",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3355",
                 "introduced_date": "2013-10-28",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Armed Services Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSFA","HSSY","HSAP","HSRU","HSJU","HSHA","HSII","HSED","HSAS","HSWM","HSIF"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": ["HSAS26","HSED02","HSED13","HSJU05","HSSY20","HSIF14","HSII24","HSII06"],
                 "primary_subject": "Economics and Public Finance",
                 "summary": "Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that increasing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers will strengthen the national economy. Title I: Investing in America's Workforce - Investing in America's Workforce Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require state or local workforce investment systems to use youth activities funds allocated to a local area for programs that provide training, which may include priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials aligned with in-demand occupations or industries in the local area involved.  Authorizes the operator and employees of a one-stop center, in assisting individuals in selecting programs of training services, to give priority consideration to such programs.  Adds to eligibility requirements for providers of training services and providers of youth activities for such programs. Requires programs of training services and youth activities programs that lead to a recognized postsecondary credential to meet quality criteria established by the state governor.  Amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and the Trade Act of 1974 to require the same priority consideration in the state and local plans for career and technical education programs as well as in tech prep programs and trade adjustment assistance (TAA) programs. Title II: Research and Development Tax Credits - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend through 2014 the tax credit for increasing research activities, and (2) increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research tax credit.  Title III: Comprehensive Tax Reform - Directs the Chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation to notify Congress of any introduced tax reform bill that contains proposals for: (1) a transition to a more globally competitive corporate tax code, (2) a reduction in the complexity of the tax code, and (3) the elimination of special interest loopholes in the tax code. Sets forth procedures for expedited congressional consideration of such bill. Title IV: Federal Oil and Gas Resources - Subtitle A: Expanding Offshore Energy Development - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) regarding the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas leasing program to direct the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary in this title) to make lands available for leasing and to conduct lease sales that include: (1) at least 50% of the available unleased acreage within each OCS planning area considered to have the largest undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources, with an emphasis upon offering the most geologically prospective parts; and (2) any state subdivision of an OCS planning area whose state governor requests that the land be made available for leasing.  Directs the Secretary to make available for leasing in each five-year oil and gas leasing program, OCS planning areas that are estimated to contain more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil or more than 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Directs the Secretary, when determining such planning areas, to use the document entitled "Minerals Management Service Assessment of Undiscovered Technically Recoverable Oil and Gas Resources of the Nation's Outer Continental Shelf, 2006." Requires the Secretary, when developing a five-year oil and gas leasing program that applies before 2027, to determine increased domestic strategic production goals. Subtitle B: Coastal Plain of Alaska - American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act - Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain; and (2) ensure the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities on the Coastal Plain will result in no significant adverse effect on fish and wildlife, their habitat, subsistence resources, or the environment, including by requiring the application of the best commercially available technology for oil and gas exploration, development, and production to all exploration, development, and production operations under this subtitle in a manner that ensures the receipt of fair market value by the public for the mineral resources to be leased.  Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 to repeal the prohibition against production of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and against leasing or other development leading to such production. Authorizes the Secretary to designate as a Special Area up to 45,000 acres of the Coastal Plain.  Permits directional drilling in the Special Area. Directs the Secretary to implement a competitive leasing program for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources on the Coastal Plain of Alaska.  Permits lease sales to be conducted through an Internet leasing program. Prescribes procedures governing Coastal Plain lease sales, as well as lease terms and conditions. Authorizes the Secretary to grant Coastal Plain lands to the highest responsible qualified bidder in a lease sale upon the lessee's payment of a bonus.  Sets forth: (1) a "no significant adverse effect" standard to govern Coastal Plain activities, and (2) guidelines for expedited judicial review of complaints. Requires the Secretary to prepare and update periodically a plan for the siting and construction of facilities for the exploration, development, production, and transportation of Coastal Plain oil and gas resources.  Establishes the ANWR Alternative Energy Trust Fund as repository for 50% of the amount of bonus, rental, and royalty revenues from federal oil and gas leasing and operations authorized under this title.  Title V: Energy Consumers Relief - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), before promulgating a final rule that regulates any aspect of the production, supply, distribution, or use of energy (or that provides for such regulation by state or local governments) and that is estimated by the Administrator or the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impose aggregate costs of more than $1 billion, to submit a report that contains: (1) an estimate of the total costs and benefits of the rule, (2) an estimate of the increases in energy prices that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule, and (3) a detailed description of the employment effects that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule.  Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE): (1) to prepare an independent analysis to determine whether such rule will cause any increase in energy prices for consumers, any impact on fuel diversity of the nation's electricity generation portfolio or on electric reliability, or any adverse effect on energy supply, distribution, or use; and (2) upon making such a determination, to determine whether the rule will cause significant adverse effects to the economy and publish such determination in the Federal Register. Prohibits the Administrator from promulgating any such final rule if the Secretary determines that such rule will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. Prohibits the Administrator from using the social cost of carbon in any cost-benefit analysis relating to an energy-related rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion unless and until a federal law is enacted authorizing such use.   Title VI: Repeal of the Health Care Law and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 - Repealing the Health Care Law Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores or revives provisions amended or repealed by such Act or such health care provisions.  Title VII: Cooperative Governing of Individual Health Insurance Coverage - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require that the laws of the state designated by a health insurance issuer (primary state) shall apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that issuer in the primary state and in any other state (secondary state), but only if the coverage and issuer comply with conditions of this title. Title VIII: Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority - Amends the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 to authorize the President to enter into trade agreements with foreign countries regarding tariff and nontariff trade barriers: (1) on and after enactment of this Act and before July 1, 2018; or (2) on and after July 1, 2018, and before July 1, 2020, if certain congressional trade authorities procedures for implementing trade bills are extended for that period.  Applies certain congressional and presidential trade authorities requirements to trade agreements that resulted from negotiations commenced before enactment of this Act.  Title IX: Reform of Export Control Policies - Expresses the sense of Congress that the Export Administration Act of 1979, as continued in effect by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, is obsolete and should be reformed and reauthorized. Title X: Efficient Use of Government Spectrum - Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2013 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), within three years after enactment of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012: (1) to reallocate electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 1755 to 1780 megahertz (currently, such frequencies are occupied by the Department of Defense [DOD] and other federal agencies) for commercial use; and (2) as part of the competitive bidding auctions required by such Act, to grant new initial licenses, subject to flexible-use service rules, for the use of such spectrum, paired with the spectrum between frequencies from 2155 to 2180 megahertz already designated for auction. Directs the proceeds attributable to the competitive bidding of the 1755 to 1780 megahertz range to be allocated in the same manner as other specified frequencies pursuant to such Act for uses including reimbursements to agencies for relocation and sharing costs, the building of the nationwide public safety broadband network, and deposits or reimbursements to the U.S. Treasury.  Requires such spectrum to be relocated in a manner to ensure cooperation between federal and commercial entities under procedures in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, except for DOD-operated spectrum, which shall be relocated under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Directs federal entities operating a federal government station, within a specified period before commencement of competitive bidding, to identify stations that cannot be relocated without jeopardizing essential military capability. Requires the transition plans of federal entities identifying such essential spectrum to: (1) provide for non-federal users to share such stations, and (2) limit any necessary exclusion zones to the smallest possible zones.  Directs the President to withdraw assignments upon relocation or to modify assignments to permit federal and non-federal use.",
                 "summary_short": "Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that increasing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers will strengthen the national economy. Title I: Investing in America's Workforce - Investing in America's Workforce Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require state or local workforce investment systems to use youth activities funds allocated to a local area for programs that provide training, which may...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2014-01-24",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "s2473-113",
                 "bill_type": "s",
                 "number": "S.2473",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/113/bills/s2473.json",
                 "title": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2014",
                 "sponsor_title": "Sen.",
                 "sponsor_id": "R000595",
                 "sponsor_name": "Marco Rubio",
                 "sponsor_state": "FL",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000595.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s2473is/pdf/BILLS-113s2473is.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2473",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2473",
                 "introduced_date": "2014-06-12",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["SSCM"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Science, Technology, Communications",
                 "summary": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2014 - Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to report to the President and Congress with recommendations to reallocate a span of at least 200 megahertz of spectrum, located below 5 gigahertz, from federal government use to: (1) commercial use on an exclusive, licensed basis; (2) unlicensed use to protect licensed services from harmful interference; and (3) shared use between federal government stations and non-federal stations.   Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin auctioning specified amounts of such spectrum beginning not later than December 31, 2018, and to continue such auctions at 18-month intervals according to a staggered schedule.  Authorizes the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to use a percentage of the proceeds from the first auction to pay federal entities to: (1) conduct feasibility analyses regarding the potential future reallocation of additional spectrum from federal use to exclusive non-federal use or shared use; and (2) develop efficiency guidelines to increase the flexibility of federal spectrum-dependent systems through multiple-band tuning capabilities, the use of commercial systems, and public-private partnerships.  Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a presumption under which an application to the FCC for the transfer of a construction permit or station license is deemed to be in the public interest, convenient, and necessary, unless the FCC acts to deny the application, if the application does not: (1) involve a broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical en route, or aeronautical fixed radio station license that is prohibited from being granted to or held by an alien or foreign corporation; (2) require a premerger notification and waiting period under the Clayton Act; and (3) concern a merger, acquisition, or takeover subject to review under the Defense Production Act of 1950.  Requires applications qualifying for such presumption to be granted within 90 days after the FCC issues a public notice of the application.  Directs federal agencies seeking a new or modified frequency assignment for a mobile or other radio service to submit to the Secretary and the OMB a report analyzing whether the federal agency could instead use commercial services, use an existing or already planned federal service, share with another federal agency, use unlicensed spectrum, or lease from commercial providers.  Directs the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the OMB to incorporate spectrum efficiency guidelines into budget and procurement processes. Requires NTIA to develop a framework for determining the annual economic opportunity cost of each specific federal spectrum band allocated for federal entities, with the value determined as if such spectrum were to be reallocated on a licensed basis to the highest commercial alternative use that currently does not have access to that spectrum.  Requires federal entities assigned or allocated use of federal spectrum to: (1) report the opportunity cost of spectrum bands in budgets and annual financial statements; and (2) compare, every five years, the entity's spectrum opportunity cost to the projected costs of relocating, co-locating, leasing, or contracting out for spectrum activities.",
                 "summary_short": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2014 - Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to report to the President and Congress with recommendations to reallocate a span of at least 200 megahertz of spectrum, located below 5 gigahertz, from federal government use to: (1) commercial use on an exclusive, licensed basis; (2) unlicensed use to protect licensed services from harmful interference; and (3) shared use between feder...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2014-06-12",
                 "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "s2278-114",
                 "bill_type": "s",
                 "number": "S.2278",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2278.json",
                 "title": "Promoting Unlicensed Spectrum Act of 2015",
                 "sponsor_title": "Sen.",
                 "sponsor_id": "S001194",
                 "sponsor_name": "Brian Schatz",
                 "sponsor_state": "HI",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001194.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s2278is/pdf/BILLS-114s2278is.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2278",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2278",
                 "introduced_date": "2015-11-10",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["SSCM"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Science, Technology, Communications",
                 "summary": "Promoting Unlicensed Spectrum Act of 2015  This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that spectrum allocation and assignment produces a balance between radio frequency bands available for: (1) exclusive licensing through an auction, and (2) unlicensed operations on a nonexclusive basis without the expectation of protection from interference.  The FCC must consider whether to adopt rules that permit unlicensed operations in spectrum assigned by auction until the licensee brings the spectrum into use by initiating commercial service.  The bill declares that it is the policy of the United States to:   maximize the utility of the spectrum resources of the United States, advance innovation and investment in wireless broadband services, and  promote a balanced spectrum policy that makes adequate spectrum resources available for both licensed and unlicensed technologies.  The FCC must consult with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop a national strategy for making additional radio frequency bands available for unlicensed operations. The strategy must: (1) identify proposed radio frequency bands to be cleared of incumbent users; (2) ensure that consumers have access to additional low-, mid-, and high-band frequencies for unlicensed operations; and (3) consider rules and other ways to promote spectrum sharing and improve spectrum utilization. The NTIA, in conjunction with the FCC and the Office of Management and Budget, must submit to Congress a report on the steps necessary to designate additional radio frequency bands used by federal entities for unlicensed operations without causing harmful interference to government operations. The report must consider the impact on homeland security or national security communications and include recommendations to ensure the solvency of the Spectrum Relocation Fund. ",
                 "summary_short": "Promoting Unlicensed Spectrum Act of 2015  This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that spectrum allocation and assignment produces a balance between radio frequency bands available for: (1) exclusive licensing through an auction, and (2) unlicensed operations on a nonexclusive basis without the expectation of protection from interference.  The FCC must consider whether to adopt rules that permit unlicensed operations in spectrum assigned by auction until the ...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2015-11-10",
                 "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "s1618-114",
                 "bill_type": "s",
                 "number": "S.1618",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s1618.json",
                 "title": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2015",
                 "sponsor_title": "Sen.",
                 "sponsor_id": "R000595",
                 "sponsor_name": "Marco Rubio",
                 "sponsor_state": "FL",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000595.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s1618is/pdf/BILLS-114s1618is.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1618",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1618",
                 "introduced_date": "2015-06-18",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 5,
                 "committees": "Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["SSCM"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Science, Technology, Communications",
                 "summary": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2015 Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to report to the President and Congress with recommendations to reallocate a span of at least 200 megahertz of spectrum, located below 5 gigahertz, from federal government use to: (1) commercial use on an exclusive, licensed basis; (2) unlicensed use to protect licensed services from harmful interference; and (3) shared use between federal government stations and nonfederal stations.  Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin auctioning specified amounts of such spectrum beginning not later than December 31, 2018, and to continue such auctions at 18-month intervals according to a staggered schedule.  Authorizes the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to use a percentage of the proceeds from the first auction to pay federal entities to: (1) conduct feasibility analyses regarding the potential future reallocation of additional spectrum from federal use to exclusive nonfederal use or shared use; and (2) develop efficiency guidelines to increase the flexibility of federal spectrum-dependent systems through multiple-band tuning capabilities, the use of commercial systems, and public-private partnerships.  Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a presumption under which an application to the FCC for the transfer of a construction permit or station license is deemed to be in the public interest, convenient, and necessary, unless the FCC acts to deny the application, if the application does not: (1) involve a broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical en route, or aeronautical fixed radio station license that is prohibited from being granted to or held by an alien or foreign corporation; (2) require a premerger notification and waiting period under the Clayton Act; and (3) concern a merger, acquisition, or takeover subject to review under the Defense Production Act of 1950.  Requires applications qualifying for such presumption to be granted within 90 days after the FCC issues a public notice of the application.  Directs federal agencies seeking a new or modified frequency assignment for a mobile or other radio service to submit to the Secretary and the OMB a report analyzing whether the federal agency could instead use commercial services, use an existing or already planned federal service, share with another federal agency, use unlicensed spectrum, or lease from commercial providers.  Directs the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the OMB to incorporate spectrum efficiency guidelines into budget and procurement processes. Requires the NTIA to develop a framework for determining the annual economic opportunity cost of each specific federal spectrum band allocated for federal entities, with the value determined as if such spectrum were to be reallocated on a licensed basis to the highest commercial alternative use that currently does not have access to that spectrum.  Requires federal entities assigned or allocated use of federal spectrum to: (1) report the opportunity cost of spectrum bands in budgets and annual financial statements; and (2) compare, every five years, the entity's spectrum opportunity cost to the projected costs of relocating, co-locating, leasing, or contracting out for spectrum activities. Revises federal easement and right-of-way procedures to allow an executive agency, a state, a person, a firm, or an organization to apply for the grant of a real property interest (including a lease, license, easement, or right-of-way) to, in, over, or on a building or other property owned by the federal government for the right to install, construct, modify, and maintain a communications facility installation. Requires the executive agency that owns the building or other property on behalf of the federal government to grant to the applicant, if technically feasible, a real property interest to perform such installation, construction, modification, and maintenance.  Sets forth requirements concerning the fees and terms of years for such real property interests. Provides for the collection of: (1) a standard fee established by the General Services Administration (GSA), or (2) agency-specific fees established by executive agencies. Directs the GSA to consult with designated agencies regarding the master application forms and standard contracts that executive agencies are required to accept for the placement of such facilities, unless the GSA determines that the forms or contracts are not adequate for a specific building or property.",
                 "summary_short": "Wireless Innovation Act of 2015 Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to report to the President and Congress with recommendations to reallocate a span of at least 200 megahertz of spectrum, located below 5 gigahertz, from federal government use to: (1) commercial use on an exclusive, licensed basis; (2) unlicensed use to protect licensed services from harmful interference; and (3) shared use between federal...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2015-06-18",
                 "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "s2555-114",
                 "bill_type": "s",
                 "number": "S.2555",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2555.json",
                 "title": "MOBILE NOW Act",
                 "sponsor_title": "Sen.",
                 "sponsor_id": "T000250",
                 "sponsor_name": "John Thune",
                 "sponsor_state": "SD",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s2555rs/pdf/BILLS-114s2555rs.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2555",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2555",
                 "introduced_date": "2016-02-11",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 1,
                 "committees": "Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["SSCM"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Science, Technology, Communications",
                 "summary": "Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act or the MOBILE NOW Act  (Sec. 3) This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by December 31, 2020, to make available at least 255 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum below the frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. At least: (1) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an unlicensed basis; and (2) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an exclusive, licensed basis for commercial mobile use, subject to the FCC's regulatory purview, including consideration of continued use of such spectrum by incumbent federal or nonfederal entities in designated geographic areas indefinitely. In making such spectrum available, the Department of Commerce and the FCC must consider: (1) the need to preserve critical existing and planned federal government capabilities; (2) the impact on existing state, local, and tribal government capabilities; (3) international implications; (4) appropriate enforcement mechanisms and authorities; and (5) the importance of the deployment of wireless broadband services in rural areas. (Sec. 4) The NTIA must submit to Congress and the FCC an assessment of the feasibility of authorizing mobile or fixed terrestrial wireless operations, including for advanced mobile service operations, on federal entities and operations in specified frequency bands. The FCC must publish a notice of proposed rulemaking within two years after enactment of this bill, or within 90 days after it receives the NTIA's feasibility assessment, whichever is earlier, to consider service rules authorizing such operations. (Sec. 5) Commerce and the FCC must submit reports evaluating the feasibility of allowing commercial wireless services to share use of specified frequencies between 3100 and 4200 megahertz. If such sharing is feasible, the reports must identify which of the frequencies are most suitable for sharing with commercial wireless services through the assignment of new licenses by competitive bidding, for sharing with unlicensed operations, or through a combination of licensing and unlicensed operations. The FCC must seek public comment regarding these reports.  (Sec. 6) Before 2017, the FCC must take action in its Program Alternatives for Small Wireless Communications Facility Deployments proceeding. (Sec. 7) The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 is amended to require executive agencies, within 270 days after receiving an application, to grant or deny easements, rights-of-way, or leases to, in, over, or on federal property to install, construct, modify, or maintain a communications facility installation. Executive agencies must: (1) notify applicants of the reasons for denials, and (2) designate an agency point of contact for applicants. The bill expands the categories of infrastructure, antennas, wiring, and wireless transmission equipment for which applicants may seek such easements, rights-of-way, or leases. The NTIA must coordinate with the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Defense, and Transportation (DOT), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the General Services Administration to develop recommendations for tracking and expediting such applications. (Sec. 8) To facilitate installation of broadband infrastructure, DOT must ensure that states receiving federal-aid highway funds: (1) identify a broadband utility coordinator to coordinate the broadband infrastructure right-of-way needs of the state with federal-aid highway projects, (2) register broadband infrastructure entities that seek to be included in those coordination efforts, (3) coordinate statewide telecommunication and broadband plans and state and local transportation and land use plans, (4) provide strategies to minimize repeated excavations, and (5) ensure that any existing broadband infrastructure entities are not disadvantaged. (Sec. 9) The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) must establish a single database of real property owned, leased, or managed by executive agencies that is capable of supporting a communications facility installation. The OSTP must make the database available to: (1) entities that construct or operate communications facility installations or provide communications service, and (2) state and local governments so that they may provide information regarding state and local properties to include in the database. The OSTP must report to Congress regarding potential ways to incentivize state and local governments to provide such information. (Sec. 10) After notice and an opportunity for public comment, Commerce must submit recommendations to incentivize federal entities to relinquish, or share with federal or nonfederal users, federal spectrum for commercial wireless broadband services. It must consider whether permitting eligible federal entities to accept payments could expedite access to eligible frequencies. (Sec. 11) The FCC must collaborate with the NTIA to determine the best means of providing federal entities flexible access to nonfederal spectrum on a shared basis across a range of short-, mid-, and long-range timeframes, including for intermittent purposes like emergency use. (Sec. 12) After public notice and comment, the FCC must adopt rules that permit unlicensed services to use guard bands designated to protect frequencies allocated by competitive bidding if it would not cause harmful interference.  (Sec. 13) The OMB may provide pre-auction funding to federal agencies for auctions intended to occur within eight years (currently, five years) after the transfer of funds.  (Sec. 14) Federal entities may request an immediate transfer of funds to pay for relocation or sharing costs after the frequencies are reallocated by competitive bidding. (Sec. 15) The FCC must provide notice and an opportunity for public comment before it submits reports regarding: (1) the results of rule changes relating to the frequencies between 3550 and 3650 megahertz, and (2) proposals to promote and identify additional spectrum bands that can be shared between incumbent uses and new licensed and unlicensed services under such rules and that identify at least 1 gigahertz between 6 and 57 gigahertz for such use. (Sec. 16) The Government Accountability Office must recommend policies to increase the availability of broadband Internet access using unlicensed spectrum and wireless networks in low-income neighborhoods, particularly for elementary and school-aged children. (Sec. 17) The FCC must assess whether to establish a program, or modify existing programs, under which a licensee that receives a license for the exclusive use of spectrum in a specific geographic area may partition or disaggregate the license by sale or long-term lease to provide services consistent with the license and make unused spectrum available to: (1) unaffiliated small carriers with not more than 1,500 employees, or (2) other unaffiliated carriers to serve rural areas. (Sec. 18) The bill declares that it is U.S. policy to: (1) maximize U.S. spectrum resources to benefit U.S. people, (2) advance wireless broadband innovation and investment, and (3) make available on an unlicensed basis radio frequency bands sufficient to meet consumer demand. The FCC must ensure that its spectrum allocation and assignment efforts make available on an unlicensed basis radio frequency bands sufficient to meet demand for unlicensed wireless broadband operations if doing so is reasonable and in the public interest after taking into account the future needs of other spectrum users. (Sec. 19) The FCC must develop a national plan for making additional radio frequency bands available for unlicensed operations. The NTIA must recommend reforms to the Spectrum Relocation Fund to address federal entities' sharing costs and expenditures under the plan. (Sec. 20) The NTIA must conduct prize competitions to accelerate the development and commercialization of technology that improves spectrum efficiency and is capable of cost-effective deployment.  Not more than $5 million, in the aggregate, may be awarded to prize competition winners.  The FCC must publish a technical paper providing criteria that may be used for the design of such competitions. Wireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2016 (Sec. 21) State and local jurisdictions are prohibited from requiring a person to collect from, or remit on behalf of, any other person a state or local tax, fee, or surcharge imposed on the purchase or use of any wireless telecommunications service within the state unless the collection or remittance is in connection with a financial transaction between: (1) the person that the state or local jurisdiction requires to collect or remit the tax, fee, or surcharge; and (2) the purchaser or user of the wireless telecommunications service. Any person who is aggrieved by a violation of such prohibition may bring a civil action in U.S. district court for equitable relief.",
                 "summary_short": "Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act or the MOBILE NOW Act  (Sec. 3) This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by December 31, 2020, to make available at least 255 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum below the frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. At least: (1) 100 megahertz shall be m...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2016-12-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 12/10/2016. Report No. 114-427."
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                 "bill_id": "hr1314-114",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.1314",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1314.json",
                 "title": "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "M001181",
                 "sponsor_name": "Pat Meehan",
                 "sponsor_state": "PA",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001181.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr1314enr/pdf/BILLS-114hr1314enr.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1314",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr1314",
                 "introduced_date": "2015-03-04",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": "2015-10-27",
                 "senate_passage": "2015-05-21",
                 "enacted": "2015-11-01",
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 2,
                 "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["SSFI","HSWM"],
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                 "primary_subject": "Economics and Public Finance",
                 "summary": "(This measure has not been amended since the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment on October 30, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015  TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT  (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase the discretionary spending limits for FY2016 and FY2017. The bill revises procedures for implementing the sequester of direct spending, which is required under current law and involves cuts that interact with discretionary spending levels. The bill requires the sequester to take place in FY2016 and FY2017 as if the amendments that this bill makes to the discretionary spending limits have not been made. It also adds an additional year to the sequester in FY2025 and adjusts the cuts required for Medicare.  (Direct spending, also known as mandatory spending, is spending provided by laws other than appropriations bills. Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to enforce specific budget policy goals.)  The bill requires the discretionary spending limits in FY2016 and FY2017 to be increased by specified amounts for overseas contingency operations.  (Sec. 102) The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee must file for publication in the Congressional Record committee allocations, aggregate spending and revenue levels, and levels of revenues and outlays for Social Security consistent with this bill. The chairman may also include reserve funds contained in the FY2016 budget resolution that are extended by one year.  The bill provides that the allocations, aggregates, and levels submitted by the chairman are enforceable in the Senate as if they were included in a budget resolution conference agreement. The provisions in this section expire if Congress agrees to a budget resolution for FY2017.  TITLE II--AGRICULTURE  (Sec. 201) The bill amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act to require the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to renegotiate the Standard Reinsurance Agreement no later than December 31, 2016, and at least once every five years thereafter.  (The Standard Reinsurance Agreement is an agreement between USDA and the private companies that administer the federal crop insurance program. It specifies details such as administrative and operating expense reimbursements and risk sharing between USDA and the companies in the operation of the program.)  The bill establishes an 8.9% cap on the overall rate of return for insurance providers under the agreement, which is a decrease from the current negotiated rate of approximately 14.5%.  TITLE III--COMMERCE  (Sec. 301) The bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize the use of automated telephone equipment to call cellular telephones for the purpose of collecting debts owed to the U.S. government. The Federal Communications Commission must issue regulations implementing this section within nine months of enactment of this bill. The regulations may restrict the number and duration of the calls. TITLE IV--STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE  (Sec. 401) The Energy Policy and Conservation Act is amended to revise the requirement that the Department of Energy (DOE) transmit a detailed explanation to Congress regarding a test drawdown and sale or exchange of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). DOE shall notify Congress of the test at least 14 days before the date on which it is conducted, unless an emergency requires the test, in which case DOE must notify Congress as soon as possible.  The detailed description of the test DOE is currently required to submit to Congress must be submitted within 180 days after completion of the test.  The term "severe energy supply interruption" shall now include a national energy supply shortage resulting, or is likely to result, from an act of terrorism. (Sec. 402) DOE shall within 180 days after enactment of this Act:    complete a long-range strategic review of the SPR and submit to Congress a proposed action plan and implementation schedule specifying both near- and long-term roles of the SPR relative to U.S. energy and economic security;  describe whether existing legal authorities governing SPR policies, configuration, and capabilities are adequate to ensure that the SPR can meet current and future U.S. energy and economic security objectives; identify SPR configuration and performance capabilities; recommend an action plan to achieve the optimal capacity, location, and composition of SPR petroleum products in addition to storage and distributional capabilities; and   estimate the resources required to attain and maintain SPR long-term sustainability and operational effectiveness.  (Sec. 403) For each of FY2018-FY2025 DOE shall draw down and sell from the SPR specified barrels of crude oil ranging from 5 million (FY2018) to 10 million barrels (FY2025).  DOE shall not, however, draw down and sell crude oil in amounts that would limit presidential authority to sell the full amount of petroleum products authorized when necessary to prevent or reduce the adverse impact of severe domestic energy supply interruptions. (Sec. 404) There is established in the Treasury the Energy Security and Infrastructure Modernization Fund for the deposit of SPR crude oil sales proceeds to provide for the construction, maintenance, repair, and replacement of SPR facilities. To protect the U.S. economy from the impacts of emergency product supply disruptions, DOE shall establish an SPR modernization program, for which appropriations are authorized for FY2017-2020. DOE authority to draw down and sell crude oil from the SPR under this section shall expire at the end of FY2020. TITLE V--PENSIONS (Sec. 501) This section amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to increase the annual fixed rate premium payable to the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation by a single-employer plan for basic benefits to $69 in plan years beginning in 2017, $74 in plan years beginning in 2018, and $80 in plan years beginning after 2018. The variable rate premium for such plans increases by an additional $3 for plan years beginning in 2017 and by an additional $4 for plan years beginning in 2018 and 2019.  (Sec. 502) This section changes the due date for premium payments for plan years beginning in 2025 to the 15th day of the 9th calendar month beginning on or after the 1st day of the premium payment year.  (Sec. 503) This section changes criteria for mortality tables used by defined benefit pension plans for plan years beginning after 2015. The determination of whether a plan has credible mortality information shall be made in accordance with established actuarial credibility theory, which is materially different from current mortality rules under ERISA and Revenue Procedure 2007-37. A plan may use mortality tables that are adjusted from tables provided by the Department of the Treasury if such adjustments are based on a plan's experience.  (Sec. 504) This section amends the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA to adjust interest rates used to calculate minimum funding contributions to pension plans The tables provide for adjustments to interest rates so that they fall within a range based on average interest rates over a 25-year period. For plan years beginning after 2015, the range variance is 10% through 2020, 15% in 2021, 20% in 2022, 25% in 2023, and 30% in 2024 and subsequent plan years. TITLE VI--HEALTH CARE (Sec. 601) The bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to: (1) mitigate 2016 increases to Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles for enrollees, and (2) authorize federal funding to offset the corresponding reduction in aggregate monthly premiums. Under current law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must annually determine the monthly actuarial rate upon which Part B premiums and deductibles are based. For 2016, the bill revises this methodology, effectively reducing increases to premiums and deductibles for certain enrollees in 2016. (Current law already protects Part B enrollees whose benefits are deducted from their Social Security benefits from premium increases that would result in a smaller net benefit from Social Security.) This methodology shall also apply in 2017 if, as in 2016, there is no increase in monthly Social Security benefits. (Sec. 602) The bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the SSAct to require manufacturers of generic drugs to join manufacturers of single-source or innovator drugs in paying rebates to state Medicaid programs for price increases over inflation.  (Sec. 603) The bill excludes certain hospital outpatient department services from the prospective payment system in which predetermined amounts form the basis for payment under Medicare. With specified exceptions, services are excluded from this system if they are furnished by a provider's off-campus outpatient department. (Sec. 604) The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to repeal the requirement, established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, for large employers offering health benefit plans to automatically enroll full-time employees in such a plan. A large employer is one that has more than 200 full-time employees. TITLE VII--JUDICIARY Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Sec. 701) This title amends the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 to require federal agencies that impose civil monetary penalties subject to inflation adjustments under the Adjustment Act to adjust the penalties for inflation annually instead of at least every four years. The categories of penalties required to be adjusted for inflation under the Adjustment Act are expanded to include civil penalties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Social Security Act. For all civil penalties adjusted for inflation under the Adjustment Act, federal agencies must make an initial adjustment after enactment of this bill by the percentage by which the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October 2015 exceeds the CPI for the month of October of the calendar year during which the amount of such civil monetary penalty was established or adjusted under a provision of law other than this bill. The increase in penalties from the initial adjustment is prohibited from exceeding 150% of the amount of that penalty on the date of enactment of this bill.  An agency may adjust penalties by less than the required amount under an exception that applies to the first adjustment if: (1) the agency determines in a rulemaking with an opportunity for public comment that the adjustment would have a negative economic impact or social costs that outweigh the benefits, and (2) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concurs.  The annual inflation adjustment in subsequent years must be a cost-of-living adjustment based on any increases in the October CPI each year.  Inflation adjustment increases must be rounded to the nearest multiple of $1. This section also requires: (1) the OMB to issue guidance to agencies regarding the implementation of adjustments, (2) agencies to include information about adjustments to civil monetary penalties in agency financial reports, and (3) the Government Accountability Office to submit an annual report assessing agency compliance. (Sec. 702) This section rescinds and permanently cancels $1.5 billion of the funds deposited or available in the Crime Victims Fund under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984. (Sec. 703) This section rescinds and permanently cancels $746 million of the amounts deposited in the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund. TITLE VIII--SOCIAL SECURITY  Social Security Benefit Protection and Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2015  Subtitle A--Ensuring Correct Payments and Reducing Fraud  (Sec. 811) The Social Security Administration (SSA) must expand Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units that investigate suspected fraud before benefits are awarded to cover all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.  (Sec. 812) Title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act is amended to prohibit evidence submitted by unlicensed or sanctioned physicians and health care providers from being considered in making disability determinations.  (Sec. 813) A new felony for conspiracy to commit Social Security fraud is created. Penalties for individuals in a position of trust who defraud the SSA are increased. Individuals are disqualified from receiving benefits during a trial work period if they are assessed a civil monetary penalty for concealing work activity.  (Sec. 814) Prohibitions and penalties regarding the misuse of symbols, emblems, and names associated with Social Security and Medicare are applied to electronic and internet communications, and each internet viewing is treated as a separate offense.  (Sec. 815) The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended to revise the permissible uses and amounts of adjustments to discretionary spending limits for program integrity spending. The permissible uses are expanded to include CDI units, Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys who prosecute Social Security fraud, and work-related continuing disability reviews.  Subtitle B--Promoting Opportunity for Disability Beneficiaries  (Sec. 821) The authority for Disability Insurance (DI) demonstration projects is extended through 2021 and all projects must be terminated by the end of 2022.  (Sec. 822) The authority for DI demonstration projects is modified to: (1) revise congressional reporting and review requirements, and (2) require participation in the projects to be voluntary and include informed consent.  (Sec. 823) The SSA must carry out a pilot program to test the effect on beneficiary earnings of changes in how earnings are treated for the purpose of ongoing DI benefit eligibility. Under the demonstration, the existing "cash cliff" under which beneficiaries lose their entire benefit after exceeding the earnings threshold would be replaced by a benefit offset under which the DI benefit is reduced by $1 for every $2 of earnings in excess of a threshold.  (Sec. 824) The SSA may obtain, with beneficiary consent, data on beneficiary earnings from payroll providers through a data exchange. Individuals for whom the SSA obtains earnings data from these sources are exempt from the requirement to report their own earnings.  (Sec. 825) The SSA may simplify the process of evaluating a beneficiary's earnings derived from services by presuming that wages and salaries were earned in: (1) the month in which the services were performed for making a determination of initial entitlement on the basis of disability, and (2) the month in which the earnings were paid for any other purpose. These presumptions apply unless information is available that shows when the income was earned.  (Sec. 826) The SSA must permit DI beneficiaries to report their earnings electronically, including by telephone and Internet, based on the system that is currently available to Supplemental Security Income recipients.  Subtitle C--Protecting Social Security Benefits  (Sec. 831) Provisions in the Social Security Act related to deemed filing, dual entitlement, and benefit suspension are amended to prevent individuals from obtaining larger benefits than Congress intended.  (Sec. 832) In making an initial determination of disability, the SSA must make every reasonable effort to ensure that a qualified physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist has completed the medical portion of the case review.  (Sec. 833) Specified payroll tax revenues are reallocated to the Disability Insurance Trust Fund to pay benefits until 2022.  (Sec. 834) The SSA may verify certain financial information when an individual requests a waiver of an overpayment because they are without fault and unable to repay the funds.  Subtitle D--Relieving Administrative Burdens and Miscellaneous Provisions  (Sec. 841) Under current law, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must reduce disability payments made to a Federal Employment Retirement (FERS) annuitant who also receives Social Security disability benefits. The bill increases interagency coordination by permitting SSA to repay the OPM the amount of overpaid FERS benefits if the individual is eligible for DI and entitled to an award of past-due benefits. The overpaid amounts are deducted from the past-due Social Security payment.  (Sec. 842) The requirement that the SSA make determinations every five years relating to wage credits for military service prior to 1957 is eliminated after the 2010 determination.  (Sec. 843) Electronic certification to the Railroad Retirement Board is permitted for benefits payable to a divorced spouse of a railroad worker.  (Sec. 844) Technical and conforming changes are made to eliminate obsolete provisions from the Social Security Act.  (Sec. 845) The SSA must report to Congress on: (1) fraud prevention activities and improper payments, (2) work-related continuing disability reviews, and (3) overpayment waivers.  (Sec. 846) The SSA may request that OPM hold additional examinations for the purpose of hiring Administrative Law Judges as needed. TITLE IX--TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT (Sec. 901) The public debt limit is suspended through March 15, 2017. On March 16, 2017, the limit is increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period.  (Sec. 902) Adjustments to the debt limit for obligations during the suspension period are limited to obligations necessary to fund a commitment incurred by the federal government that required payment before March 16, 2017. The Department of the Treasury may not issue obligations during the suspension period to increase cash balances above normal operating balances. TITLE X--SPECTRUM PIPELINE Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015 (Sec. 1004) This title requires the Department of Commerce to submit to the President and to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a report identifying 30 megahertz of electromagnetic spectrum to reallocate from federal use to: (1) nonfederal use, (2) shared federal and nonfederal use, or (3) a combination of such uses.  The President must then withdraw or modify the assignment to a federal government station of the identified spectrum.  By July 1, 2024, the FCC must begin competitive bidding auctions to grant new initial licenses for that spectrum. (Sec. 1005) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act is amended to make amounts available from the Spectrum Relocation Fund for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to pay federal entities for research and development activities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their spectrum use in order to make additional frequencies available for auction. As a condition to the OMB paying a federal entity for such activities, the federal entity must have a plan: (1) approved by a technical panel within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and (2) submitted by the OMB to the appropriate congressional committees for a period of 60 days. (Sec. 1006) The FCC must coordinate with the NTIA to submit successive proposals to Congress by 2022 and by 2024 that identify additional spectrum to be assigned new licenses for nonfederal use. Each proposal must identify at least another 50 megahertz.  (Sec. 1007) For purposes of auctioning the 30 megahertz that Commerce identifies under this Act, the FCC's authority to grant licenses or permits is extended until September 30, 2025. The FCC's authority continues to expire on September 30, 2022, for other competitive bidding auctions.  (Sec. 1008) The FCC must submit to Congress, within three years after enactment of this Act, reports that analyze: (1) rules changes relating to frequencies between 3550 and 3650 megahertz, and (2) proposals to promote and identify additional spectrum bands that can be shared between incumbent uses and new licensed and unlicensed services under such rules. The FCC must also identify at least 1 gigahertz within a specified range for such use. TITLE XI--REVENUE PROVISIONS RELATED TO TAX COMPLIANCE  (Sec. 1101) This section amends the Internal Revenue Code to revise rules for audits of large for-profit partnerships (partnerships with more than 100 partners). Existing audit rules for such partnerships are repealed and partnerships with fewer than 100 partners are granted an election to opt out of the provisions of this Act.  The new audit rules require that: (1) any adjustment to items of partnership income, gain, loss, deductions, or credits be determined at the partnership level, instead of for each individual partner; (2) each partner's return be consistent with the partnership return; (3) each partnership designate a partner or other person with a substantial presence in the United States as the partnership representative to act as the sole authority on behalf of the partnership; and (4) notice be given to the partnership and the partnership representative of any administrative proceeding initiated at the partnership level, of any proposed partnership adjustment resulting from such proceeding, and of any final partnership adjustment resulting from such proceeding. The partnership may file a petition for readjustment of any partnership item within 90 days after the date on which a notice of a final partnership adjustment is mailed to the partnership. The petition may be filed with the U.S. Tax Court, a U.S. district court for the district in which the partnership's principal place of business is located, or the U.S. Court of Claims. The period for making adjustments to a partnership return is limited to the date that is three years (six years in the case of a substantial omission of income) after the latest of the date on which the partnership return was filed, the return due date for the taxable year, or the date on which the partnership filed an administrative adjustment request. No limit applies in the case of a false or fraudulent partnership return or if no return is filed. (Sec. 1102) This section sets forth a rule with respect to partnership interests created by gift to provide that in the case of a capital interest in a partnership in which capital is a material income-producing factor, the determination of whether a person is a partner with respect to such interest is made without regard to whether such interest was derived by gift from any other person. This new rule applies to partnership taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015. TITLE XII--DESIGNATION OF SMALL HOUSE ROTUNDA  This title designates the first floor of the area of the House of Representatives wing of the U.S. Capitol known as the small House rotunda as the "Freedom Foyer."",
                 "summary_short": "(This measure has not been amended since the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment on October 30, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015  TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT  (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase the discretionary spending limits for FY2016 and FY2017. The bill revises procedures for implementing the sequester of direct spending, which is required under c...",
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                 "title": "FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016",
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                 "sponsor_name": "John Thune",
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                 "summary": "FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 4) This bill reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for FY2017-FY2018. The bill designates amounts for: (1) the FCC's office of inspector general, and (2) the FCC to move to a new facility or reconfigure its existing facility. (Sec. 5) The bill allows a person chosen to fill a commissioner's vacancy on the FCC to continue to serve after the expiration of the fixed term of the commissioner that the person succeeds until a successor has taken office. But the person filling the vacancy may not continue to serve after the session of Congress that begins after the expiration of the fixed term of the commissioner that the person succeeds.  (Sec. 6) The FCC must submit concurrently to Congress a copy of any budget estimates, requests, or legislative recommendations that it submits to the President or the Office of Management and Budget. No U.S. officer or agency may require the FCC to obtain that officer's or agency's approval before the FCC submits legislative recommendations to Congress.  The FCC inspector general must concurrently submit its semiannual reports on the FCC's activities to both the FCC and Congress.  (Sec. 7) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) must recommend adjustments to the FCC's regulatory fee structure in a report that considers: (1) the FCC's workload, (2) benefits to payors, and (3) whether the current fee structure has a disparate impact on certain technologies or small-sized payors. (Sec. 8) The Universal Service Antideficiency Temporary Suspension Act is amended to extend through FY2018 provisions rendering the Antideficiency Act inapplicable to: (1) amounts collected or received as universal service contributions, or (2) expenditures or obligations of such contributions. (Sec. 9) Any deposits that the FCC may require for the qualification of bidders in a system of competitive bidding for spectrum licenses must be deposited directly in the Treasury instead of in an interest bearing account at a financial institution. The bill removes a provision that requires the interest accrued to such a financial institution account to be dedicated for the sole purpose of deficit reduction. The deposits of successful bidders must be credited to the deposit fund of the Treasury, unless existing exceptions apply. (Sec. 10) The FCC is prohibited from changing its regulations for universal service support payments to implement the February 27, 2004, recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service regarding single connection or primary line restrictions on universal service support payments.  (Sec. 11) The Communications Act of 1934 is amended to expand the prohibition against knowingly transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller identification information to apply to: (1) persons outside the United States if the recipient of the call is within the United States, and (2) text messages.  Existing caller identification requirements that apply to calls made using a telecommunications service or IP-enabled voice service are revised to apply to: (1) voice communications using resources from the North American Numbering Plan; and (2) transmissions from a telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to a telephone facsimile machine.  The FCC must collaborate with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to regularly update education materials that help consumers identify: (1) scams and fraudulent activity that rely upon misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and (2) existing technologies that consumers can use to protect against such fraud.  The GAO must report on: (1) actions taken, or actions that could be taken, by the FCC or the FTC to combat the fraudulent provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information; and (2) any recommendations to combat the fraudulent provision of such information.  Kari's Law Act of 2016 (Sec. 12) This section prohibits businesses from manufacturing or importing for use in the United States, or selling or leasing in the United States, a multi-line telephone system unless it can be installed to allow 9-1-1 calls to be transmitted to the appropriate public safety answering point: (1) without requiring the user to dial any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix (including any trunk-access code such as the digit "9"); and (2) regardless of what a user is required to dial for other calls. Businesses are prohibited from installing multi-line telephone systems unless upon installation they allow 9-1-1 calls to be initiated without dialing such additional codes. Installers must configure such systems to provide on-site notifications (if possible without improvement to the hardware) so that when a person at the facility where the system is installed initiates a 9-1-1 call, the system notifies: (1) a central location at the facility, or (2) a person or organization with responsibility for safety or security for the location. (Sec. 13) The FCC must complete a rulemaking proceeding relating to the placing of unauthorized charges on a consumer's telephone bill (commonly referred to as "cramming") to consider measures to block the placement of third-party charges on a consumer's wireline, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill under the criteria it relied upon when it entered into a consent decree relating to cramming with mobile voice and data service providers. (Sec. 14) The FCC must release a notice of inquiry to gather information and seek public comment on how to promote broadband Internet access service for veterans, in particular those with low-incomes or who reside in rural areas. (Sec. 15) The FCC must implement metrics to measure the impact of universal service support on the deployment and adoption of broadband on tribal lands by: (1) residents, (2) schools and libraries, and (3) health care facilities and rural health care providers.  The FCC must report biennially on ways to overcome barriers to the adoption of broadband on tribal lands. It must also examine ways to measure impacts on: (1) tribe members who do not live on tribal land; and (2) schools, libraries, and health providers that are not located on tribal land but that serve large numbers of tribal land residents.  (Sec. 16) The FCC must ensure that its chief information officer is authorized to participate in budget planning decisions related to information technology. The FCC must obtain the chief information officer's approval for the allocation of amounts appropriated to the FCC that are available for information technology. (Sec. 17) The FCC must include in press releases regarding its issuance of a notice of apparent liability for a forfeiture penalty a disclaimer informing consumers that: (1) the notice should be treated only as allegations, (2) any proposed forfeiture penalty represents the maximum penalty that the FCC may impose for the violations alleged in the notice. (Sec. 18) Every other year, the GAO must report on the annual opportunity cost of each federal spectrum band assigned or allocated for federal entities between 150 megahertz and 6000 megahertz. "Opportunity cost" is defined as the dollar value of the spectrum if it were to be reallocated to the highest commercial alternative use that currently does not have access to that spectrum. The FCC must also consider: (1)national security, (2) the ability of federal entities to move to new bands or share existing bands, (3) relocation costs, (4) market valuations from spectrum auctions and secondary spectrum trading, and (5) spectrum value on an exclusive or shared basis.  Within two years after the bill's enactment and then every five years, the GAO must determine whether federal entities operating on federal spectrum allocations are using the most spectrum-efficient technologies available. If the technologies are not the most spectrum-efficient, the GAO must determine: (1) the upgrade costs and benefits, and (2) whether there are potential problems with upgrading.  (Sec. 19) The GAO must recommend how to consolidate redundant filing requirements for telecommunications carriers that receive universal service support under the Universal Service Fund program. (Sec. 20) The FCC must report on the feasibility of conducting mobile broadband coverage drive testing in rural areas (to determine the scope of existing mobile broadband coverage) using U.S. Postal Service delivery systems and commercial entities.  (Sec. 21) The GAO must report on the transition of telecommunications services in the United States from legacy telephone services to Internet Protocol-based services. The report must examine how the federal government: (1) is working with public and private sector stakeholders, and (2) can facilitate the transition in rural and low-income communities. (Sec. 22) The FCC must submit reports on the broadcast spectrum incentive auction required under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The FCC must address: (1) reimbursements requested by broadcast television licensees, how many television stations will be required to relocate to a new channel assignment, and bilateral spectrum coordination with Canada and Mexico; and (2) the construction schedule for the relocation of television stations to new channel assignments, whether viewers will face service interruptions, impacts on rural areas and translator services, and steps to expedite successful auction bidders' use of spectrum. (Sec. 23) The FCC must report on the Universal Service Rural Health Care Program and issue a notice of inquiry to evaluate whether the program is meeting its statutory goals. The report must include data on: (1) funding distributed to health care providers in each state since funding year 2013, (2) the types of providers and advanced telecommunications and information services funded, and (3) whether the Telecommunications Program (a program that provides discounts for telecommunications services for eligible health care providers) should be transitioned into the Healthcare Connect Fund.  (Sec. 24) The GAO must report on the FCC's E-rate universal service support program for broadband Internet connections and Wi-Fi at schools and libraries. The report must review: (1) whether the Second E-rate Modernization Order adopted on December 11, 2014, has resulted in overbuilding and duplication, (2) gaps that still exist in Internet connectivity, and (3) recommendations to improve the program. (Sec. 25) The GAO must report on how public availability of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's broadband inventory map helps the FCC ensure that the broadband data it collects is accurate, complete, and reliable. The report must evaluate the extent to which federal agencies or other entities authorized to distribute federal grants or loans for broadband projects rely on the map to: (1) award grants and loans for broadband projects, or (2) determine whether federal funds will be used to deploy broadband in areas already served by private broadband providers. The GAO must address challenges to the map's accuracy, the FCC's plans concerning the map's limitations for policy or funding decisions, and whether the FCC should collect data from additional or alternative commercial sources. (Sec. 26) The FCC must submit annual spectrum auction reports regarding: (1) each expenditure for competitive bidding during the preceding (currently, second preceding) fiscal year, (2) an estimate of what systems of competitive bidding may be initiated during the next year and the bands of frequencies it expects to include in the auctions, and (3) a justification for the use of auction proceeds retained by the FCC to develop and implement auctions. (Sec. 27) The FCC must report, and seek public comment, on its broadband deployment and subscription data collection practices and how data collection can be improved for fixed and mobile broadband.",
                 "summary_short": "FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 4) This bill reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for FY2017-FY2018. The bill designates amounts for: (1) the FCC's office of inspector general, and (2) the FCC to move to a new facility or reconfigure its existing facility. (Sec. 5) The bill allows a person chosen to fill a commissioner's vacancy on the FCC to continue to serve after the expiration of the fixed term of the commissioner that the person succeeds until a successor has ta...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2016-09-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 637."
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                 "number": "S.19",
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                 "title": "MOBILE NOW Act",
                 "sponsor_title": "Sen.",
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                 "sponsor_name": "John Thune",
                 "sponsor_state": "SD",
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                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s19",
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                 "summary": "Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act or the MOBILE NOW Act  (Sec. 3) This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by December 31, 2020, to make available at least 255 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum below the frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. At least: (1) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an unlicensed basis; and (2) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an exclusive, licensed basis for commercial mobile use, pursuant to the FCC's authority to implement licensing in a flexible manner, and subject to potential continued use of such spectrum by incumbent federal entities in designated geographic areas indefinitely or for a length of time stipulated in transition plans approved by an NTIA technical panel for those incumbent entities to relocate to alternate spectrum. In making such spectrum available, the Department of Commerce and the FCC must consider: (1) the need to preserve critical existing and planned federal government capabilities; (2) the impact on existing state, local, and tribal government capabilities; (3) international implications; (4) appropriate enforcement mechanisms and authorities; and (5) the importance of the deployment of wireless broadband services in rural areas. (Sec. 4) The NTIA must submit to Congress and the FCC an assessment of the feasibility of authorizing mobile or fixed terrestrial wireless operations, including for advanced mobile service operations, on federal entities and operations in specified frequency bands. The FCC must publish a notice of proposed rulemaking within two years after enactment of this bill, or within 90 days after it receives the NTIA's feasibility assessment, whichever is earlier, to consider service rules authorizing such operations. (Sec. 5) Commerce and the FCC must submit reports evaluating the feasibility of allowing commercial wireless services to share use of specified frequencies between 3100 and 4200 megahertz. If such sharing is feasible, the reports must identify which of the frequencies are most suitable for sharing with commercial wireless services through the assignment of new licenses by competitive bidding, for sharing with unlicensed operations, or through a combination of licensing and unlicensed operations. The FCC must seek public comment regarding these reports.  (Sec. 6) The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 is amended to require executive agencies, within 270 days after receiving an application, to grant or deny easements, rights-of-way, or leases to, in, over, or on federal property to install, construct, modify, or maintain a communications facility installation. Executive agencies must: (1) notify applicants of the reasons for denials, and (2) designate an agency point of contact for applicants. The bill expands the categories of infrastructure, antennas, wiring, and wireless transmission equipment for which applicants may seek such easements, rights-of-way, or leases. The NTIA must coordinate with the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Defense, and Transportation (DOT), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the General Services Administration to develop recommendations for tracking and expediting such applications. (Sec. 7) To facilitate installation of broadband infrastructure, DOT must ensure that states receiving federal-aid highway funds: (1) identify a broadband utility coordinator to facilitate the broadband infrastructure right-of-way efforts within the state; (2) register broadband infrastructure entities that seek to be included in those facilitation efforts; (3) establish a process to electronically notify such entities of the state transportation improvement program on an annual basis; (4) coordinate statewide telecommunication and broadband plans and state and local transportation and land use plans, including strategies to minimize repeated excavations that involve the installation of broadband infrastructure in a right-of-way; and (5) ensure that any existing broadband infrastructure entities are not disadvantaged. Nothing in this section establishes a mandate or requirement that a state install broadband infrastructure in a highway right-of-way. (Sec. 8) The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) must establish a single database of real property owned, leased, or managed by executive agencies that is capable of supporting a communications facility installation. The OSTP must make the database available to: (1) entities that construct or operate communications facility installations or provide communications service, and (2) state and local governments so that they may provide information regarding state and local properties to include in the database. The OSTP must report to Congress regarding potential ways to incentivize state and local governments to provide such information. (Sec. 9) After notice and an opportunity for public comment, Commerce must submit recommendations to incentivize federal entities to relinquish, or share with federal or nonfederal users, federal spectrum for commercial wireless broadband services. It must consider whether permitting eligible federal entities to accept payments could expedite access to eligible frequencies. (Sec. 10) The FCC must collaborate with the NTIA to determine the best means of providing federal entities flexible access to nonfederal spectrum on a shared basis across a range of short-, mid-, and long-range timeframes, including for intermittent purposes like emergency use. (Sec. 11) After public notice and comment, the FCC must adopt rules that permit unlicensed services to use guard bands designated to protect frequencies allocated by competitive bidding if it would not cause harmful interference.  (Sec. 12) The OMB may provide pre-auction funding to federal agencies for auctions intended to occur within eight years (currently, five years) after the transfer of funds.  (Sec. 13) Federal entities may request an immediate transfer of funds to pay for relocation or sharing costs after the frequencies are reallocated by competitive bidding. (Sec. 14) The FCC must provide notice and an opportunity for public comment before it submits reports regarding: (1) the results of rule changes relating to the frequencies between 3550 and 3650 megahertz, and (2) proposals to promote and identify additional spectrum bands that can be shared between incumbent uses and new licensed and unlicensed services under such rules and that identify at least 1 gigahertz between 6 gigahertz and 57 gigahertz for such use. (Sec. 15) The Government Accountability Office must recommend policies to increase the availability of broadband Internet access using unlicensed spectrum and wireless networks in low-income neighborhoods, particularly for elementary and secondary school-aged children. (Sec. 16) The FCC must assess whether to establish a program, or modify existing programs, under which a licensee that receives a license for the exclusive use of spectrum in a specific geographic area may partition or disaggregate the license by sale or long-term lease to provide services consistent with the license and make unused spectrum available to: (1) unaffiliated small carriers with not more than 1,500 employees, or (2) other unaffiliated carriers to serve rural areas. (Sec. 17) The bill declares that it is U.S. policy to: (1) maximize U.S. spectrum resources to benefit U.S. people, (2) advance wireless broadband innovation and investment, and (3) make available on an unlicensed basis radio frequency bands sufficient to meet consumer demand. The FCC must ensure that its spectrum allocation and assignment efforts make available on an unlicensed basis radio frequency bands sufficient to meet demand for unlicensed wireless broadband operations if doing so is reasonable and in the public interest after taking into account the future needs of other spectrum users. (Sec. 18) The FCC must develop a national plan for making additional radio frequency bands available for unlicensed operations. The NTIA must recommend reforms to the Spectrum Relocation Fund to address federal entities sharing costs and expenditures under the plan. Spectrum Challenge Prize Act (Sec. 19) The NTIA must conduct prize competitions to accelerate the development and commercialization of technology that improves spectrum efficiency and is capable of cost-effective deployment.  Not more than $5 million, in the aggregate, may be awarded to prize competition winners.  The FCC must publish a technical paper providing criteria that may be used for the design of such competitions. Wireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act (Sec. 20) State and local jurisdictions are prohibited from requiring a person to collect from, or remit on behalf of, any other person a state or local tax, fee, or surcharge imposed on the purchase or use of any wireless telecommunications service within the state unless the collection or remittance is in connection with a financial transaction in which the purchaser or user upon whom a tax, fee, or surcharge is imposed gives cash, credit, or any other exchange of monetary value or consideration to the person who is required to collect or remit the tax, fee, or surcharge. Any person who is aggrieved by a violation of such prohibition may bring a civil action in U.S. district court for equitable relief.",
                 "summary_short": "Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act or the MOBILE NOW Act  (Sec. 3) This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by December 31, 2020, to make available at least 255 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum below the frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. At least: (1) 100 megahertz shall be m...",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-21",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 17."
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                 "title": "Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017",
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                 "sponsor_name": "Dan Sullivan",
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type introduced, updated, active, passed, enacted or vetoed

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/bills/introduced.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "congress": 115,
         "chamber": "House",
         "num_results": 20,
         "offset": 0,
         "bills": [
              {
                 "bill_id": "hr3353-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3353",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3353.json",
                 "title": "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "D000600",
                 "sponsor_name": "Mario Diaz-Balart",
                 "sponsor_state": "FL",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000600.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3353rh/pdf/BILLS-115hr3353rh.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3353",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3353",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Appropriations Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSAP"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Economics and Public Finance",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 169."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3355-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3355",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3355.json",
                 "title": "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "C001051",
                 "sponsor_name": "John Carter",
                 "sponsor_state": "TX",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001051.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3355rh/pdf/BILLS-115hr3355rh.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3355",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3355",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Appropriations Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSAP"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Emergency Management",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 171."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3354-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3354",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3354.json",
                 "title": "Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "C000059",
                 "sponsor_name": "Ken Calvert",
                 "sponsor_state": "CA",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000059.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3354rh/pdf/BILLS-115hr3354rh.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3354",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3354",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Appropriations Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSAP"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Economics and Public Finance",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 170."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hconres71-115",
                 "bill_type": "hconres",
                 "number": "H.CON.RES.71",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hconres71.json",
                 "title": "Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "B001273",
                 "sponsor_name": "Diane Black",
                 "sponsor_state": "TN",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001273.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hconres71rh/pdf/BILLS-115hconres71rh.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/71",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hconres71",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "active": true,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Budget Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSBU"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Economics and Public Finance",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-21",
                 "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 172."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hjres112-115",
                 "bill_type": "hjres",
                 "number": "H.J.RES.112",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hjres112.json",
                 "title": "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Islamist Extremism",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "P000605",
                 "sponsor_name": "Scott Perry",
                 "sponsor_state": "PA",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000605.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hjres112ih/pdf/BILLS-115hjres112ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/112",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hjres112",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Foreign Affairs Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSFA"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Armed Forces and National Security",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hjres111-115",
                 "bill_type": "hjres",
                 "number": "H.J.RES.111",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hjres111.json",
                 "title": "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to 'Arbitration Agreements'.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "R000598",
                 "sponsor_name": "Keith Rothfus",
                 "sponsor_state": "PA",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000598.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hjres111ih/pdf/BILLS-115hjres111ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/111",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hjres111",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 33,
                 "committees": "House Financial Services Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSBA"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Finance and Financial Sector",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3343-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3343",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3343.json",
                 "title": "To amend the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to require States upon request to provide absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters who receive absentee ballots in an election for Federal office held in the State with absentee ballots for all subsequent elections for Federal office held in the State through the next regularly scheduled general election for Federal office, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "K000390",
                 "sponsor_name": "Ruben Kihuen",
                 "sponsor_state": "NV",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000390.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3343",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3343",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House House Administration Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSHA"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Armed Forces and National Security",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on House Administration."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3351-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3351",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3351.json",
                 "title": "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the admission of certain health care workers as immigrants, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "S000244",
                 "sponsor_name": "F. James Sensenbrenner",
                 "sponsor_state": "WI",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000244.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3351",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3351",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 1,
                 "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSJU"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hjres113-115",
                 "bill_type": "hjres",
                 "number": "H.J.RES.113",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hjres113.json",
                 "title": "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "S001150",
                 "sponsor_name": "Adam B. Schiff",
                 "sponsor_state": "CA",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001150.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hjres113ih/pdf/BILLS-115hjres113ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/113",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hjres113",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 15,
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                 "committee_codes": ["HSJU"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "Government Operations and Politics",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3344-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3344",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3344.json",
                 "title": "To amend the STEM Education Act of 2015 to require the National Science Foundation to promote the integration of art and design in STEM education, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "L000559",
                 "sponsor_name": "Jim Langevin",
                 "sponsor_state": "RI",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000559.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3344",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3344",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 2,
                 "committees": "House Science, Space, and Technology Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSSY"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3346-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3346",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3346.json",
                 "title": "To provide for the refinancing and recalculation of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "L000586",
                 "sponsor_name": "Al Lawson",
                 "sponsor_state": "FL",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000586.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3346",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3346",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
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                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
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                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3342-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3342",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3342.json",
                 "title": "To impose sanctions on foreign persons that are responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use by Hizballah of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "G000579",
                 "sponsor_name": "Mike Gallagher",
                 "sponsor_state": "WI",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000579.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3342",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3342",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
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                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3352-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3352",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3352.json",
                 "title": "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an applicant for citizenship who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States is not automatically barred from becoming a citizen of the United States for having committed certain crimes, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "T000472",
                 "sponsor_name": "Mark Takano",
                 "sponsor_state": "CA",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000472.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3352",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3352",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
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                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3348-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3348",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3348.json",
                 "title": "To expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage treatments for the Middle East respiratory syndrome.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "P000608",
                 "sponsor_name": "Scott Peters",
                 "sponsor_state": "CA",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000608.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3348",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3348",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
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                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3345-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3345",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3345.json",
                 "title": "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "L000586",
                 "sponsor_name": "Al Lawson",
                 "sponsor_state": "FL",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000586.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3345",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3345",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
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                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3350-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3350",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3350.json",
                 "title": "To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish a database of nondramatic musical works and sound recordings to help entities that wish to publicly perform such works and recordings to identify and compensate the owners of rights in such works and recordings, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "S000244",
                 "sponsor_name": "F. James Sensenbrenner",
                 "sponsor_state": "WI",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000244.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3350",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3350",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 3,
                 "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSJU"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3341-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3341",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3341.json",
                 "title": "To amend title 18, United States Code, to regulate the use of cell-site simulators, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "F000460",
                 "sponsor_name": "Blake Farenthold",
                 "sponsor_state": "TX",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000460.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3341",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3341",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSJU"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3322-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3322",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3322.json",
                 "title": "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that States give preference in allocating low-income housing credit dollar amounts to projects which are committed to providing non-smoking buildings.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "H001053",
                 "sponsor_name": "Vicky Hartzler",
                 "sponsor_state": "MO",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001053.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3322",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3322",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSWM"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3326-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3326",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3326.json",
                 "title": "World Bank Accountability Act of 2017",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "B001282",
                 "sponsor_name": "Andy Barr",
                 "sponsor_state": "KY",
                 "sponsor_party": "R",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001282.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr3326ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr3326ih.pdf",
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3326",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3326",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 0,
                 "committees": "House Financial Services Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSBA"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "International Affairs",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services."
              },
                           {
                 "bill_id": "hr3347-115",
                 "bill_type": "hr",
                 "number": "H.R.3347",
                 "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3347.json",
                 "title": "To establish an additional fund in the Treasury to ensure consumers do not lose access to over-the-air broadcast television as a result of the reorganization of broadcast television spectrum, and for other purposes.",
                 "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                 "sponsor_id": "P000034",
                 "sponsor_name": "Frank Pallone",
                 "sponsor_state": "NJ",
                 "sponsor_party": "D",
                 "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000034.json",
                 "gpo_pdf_uri": null,
                 "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3347",
                 "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3347",
                 "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "active": false,
                 "house_passage": null,
                 "senate_passage": null,
                 "enacted": null,
                 "vetoed": null,
                 "cosponsors": 10,
                 "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
                 "committee_codes": ["HSIF"],
                 "subcommittee_codes": [],
                 "primary_subject": "",
                 "summary": "",
                 "summary_short": "",
                 "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                 "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce."
              }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get Recent Bills by a Specific Member

Use this request type to get the 20 bills most recently introduced or updated by a particular member. Results can include more than one Congress.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member-id}/bills/{type}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
type introduced or updated

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287/bills/introduced.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "id": "L000287",
         "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
         "name": "John  Lewis",
         "num_results": 20,
         "offset": 0,
         "bills": [
              {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hres455-115",
                "bill_type": "hres",
                "number": "H.RES.455",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres455.json",
                "title": "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on Nelson Mandela International Day.",
                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hres455ih/pdf/BILLS-115hres455ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/455",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hres455",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-18",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 23,
                "committees": "House Foreign Affairs Committee",
                "primary_subject": "",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-18",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr12-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.12",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr12.json",
                "title": "Voter Empowerment Act of 2017",
                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr12ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr12ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/12",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr12",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-23",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 178,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-14",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2640-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2640",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2640.json",
                "title": "Every Child Deserves a Family Act",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2640ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2640ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2640",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2640",
                "introduced_date": "2017-05-24",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 32,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Families",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-24",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2612-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2612",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2612.json",
                "title": "Community Reentry Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2612ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2612ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2612",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2612",
                "introduced_date": "2017-05-23",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 13,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-06-26",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr2171-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.2171",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2171.json",
                "title": "Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr2171ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr2171ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2171",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2171",
                "introduced_date": "2017-04-26",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 5,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish additional requirements and procedures for collecting taxes, regulating tax preparers, responding to identity theft, and assisting low-income taxpayers.  The bill repeals the authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to contract with private companies to collect federal tax debts. It also excludes from the gross income of an individual up to $10,000 of income from the discharge of a debt over the individual's lifetime.  The bill requires the statute of limitations for a taxpayer's case to continue to run during a pending application for assistance from the National Taxpayer Advocate. The bill also:  establishes limitations on IRS levies of retirement accounts,  suspends the time limit for returning wrongfully levied property if a taxpayer is financially disabled, increases the grace period for withdrawing a frivolous return, and repeals the requirement to submit a partial payment with an offer-in-compromise to settle a tax liability.  The IRS must: (1) notify taxpayers regarding suspected identity theft and related criminal charges, (2) establish a single point of contact for identity theft victims, (3) permit its employees to refer taxpayers to low-income taxpayer clinics, and (4) notify taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  The IRS may regulate paid tax return preparers and disclose returns or return information necessary to publish decisions related to tax return preparer misconduct.  The bill provides additional funding to the IRS for Taxpayer Services and increases the funding that the IRS may allocate to low-income taxpayer clinics. ",
                "summary_short": "Taxpayer Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish additional requirements and procedures for collecting taxes, regulating tax preparers, responding to identity theft, and assisting low-income taxpayers.  The bill repeals the authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to contract with private companies to collect federal tax debts. It also excludes from the gross income of an individual up to $10,000 of income from the discharge of a debt over the ind...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-26",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1947-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1947",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1947.json",
                "title": "Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1947ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1947ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1947",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1947",
                "introduced_date": "2017-04-05",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017  This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to establish in the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers: (1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon their sincerely held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and (2) who have certified their beliefs in writing. Amounts deposited in the Fund shall be allocated annually to any appropriation not for a military purpose. Treasury shall report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the total amount transferred into the Fund during the preceding fiscal year and the purposes for which such amount was allocated. The privacy of individuals using the Fund shall be protected. ",
                "summary_short": "Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017  This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to establish in the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers: (1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon their sincerely held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and (2) who have certified their...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-05",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1946-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1946",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1946.json",
                "title": "Missed Opportunities Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1946ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1946ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1946",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1946",
                "introduced_date": "2017-04-05",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Health",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-07",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1830-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1830",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1830.json",
                "title": "Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1830ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1830ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1830",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1830",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-30",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, scholarly compositions, or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax deduction for contributions of such properties, the copyrights thereon, or both, to certain tax-exempt organizations, if such properties are properly appraised and are donated no less than 18 months after their creation. The bill limits the amount of the deduction based upon the donor's artistic adjusted gross income, as defined by this bill. ",
                "summary_short": "Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, scholarly compositions, or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax deduction for contributions of such properties, the copyrights thereon, or both, to certain tax-exempt organizations, if such properties are properly appraised and are donated no less than 18 months after their creation. The bill limits the amount ...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-30",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hconres34-115",
                "bill_type": "hconres",
                "number": "H.CON.RES.34",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hconres34.json",
                "title": "Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the charitable contribution deduction.",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hconres34ih/pdf/BILLS-115hconres34ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/34",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hconres34",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-17",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 2,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Reaffirms the importance of encouraging rather than diminishing philanthropic services which respond to the needs of communities. Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the tax deduction for charitable contributions. ",
                "summary_short": "Reaffirms the importance of encouraging rather than diminishing philanthropic services which respond to the needs of communities. Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the tax deduction for charitable contributions. ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-17",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1602-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1602",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1602.json",
                "title": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1602ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1602ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1602",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1602",
                "introduced_date": "2017-03-17",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any AmeriCorps educational awards provided under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. ",
                "summary_short": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any AmeriCorps educational awards provided under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-17",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hres155-115",
                "bill_type": "hres",
                "number": "H.RES.155",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres155.json",
                "title": "Expressing support for designation of the month of February 2017 as 'National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month'.",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hres155ih/pdf/BILLS-115hres155ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/155",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hres155",
                "introduced_date": "2017-02-27",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "Expresses support for the designation of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Expresses support for communities in empowering teens to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives. Calls on the people of the United States to observe National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence in their communities.",
                "summary_short": "Expresses support for the designation of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Expresses support for communities in empowering teens to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives. Calls on the people of the United States to observe National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence in their communities.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-06",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr1165-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.1165",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1165.json",
                "title": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr1165ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr1165ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1165",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1165",
                "introduced_date": "2017-02-16",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any AmeriCorps educational awards provided under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. ",
                "summary_short": "Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any AmeriCorps educational awards provided under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-16",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr335-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.335",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr335.json",
                "title": "Medicaid Expansion Parity Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr335ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr335ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/335",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr335",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-05",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Health",
                "summary": "Medicaid Expansion Parity Act of 2017 This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place.  Under current law, the enhanced FMAP is equivalent to 100% in 2014 through 2016, 95% in 2017, 94% in 2018, 93% in 2019, and 90% thereafter. The bill retains this enhanced FMAP, but bases it on a term of years rather than on specific dates. The bill applies retroactively.",
                "summary_short": "Medicaid Expansion Parity Act of 2017 This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place.  Under current law, the enhanced FMAP is equivalent to 100% in 2014 through 2016, 95% in 2017, 94% in 2018, 93% in 2019, and 90% thereafter...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-25",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr266-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.266",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr266.json",
                "title": "Law Enforcement Inclusion Act of 2016",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr266ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr266ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/266",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr266",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Crime and Law Enforcement",
                "summary": "Law Enforcement Inclusion Act of 2016 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to include: (1) recruiting, hiring, and training career law enforcement officers who are residents of the communities they serve; and (2) developing and publishing strategies and timelines to recruit, hire, and train a diverse and inclusive law enforcement workforce. ",
                "summary_short": "Law Enforcement Inclusion Act of 2016 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to include: (1) recruiting, hiring, and training career law enforcement officers who are residents of the communities they serve; and (2) developing and publishing strategies and timelines to recruit, hire, and train a diverse and inclusive law enforcement workforce. ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-31",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr268-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.268",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr268.json",
                "title": "Neighborhood Noise Barriers Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr268ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr268ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/268",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr268",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Transportation and Public Works",
                "summary": "Neighborhood Noise Barriers Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 to allow the use of funds out of the Highway Trust Fund to construct a Type II noise barrier along a federal-aid highway if such barrier:  is part of a project approved by the Department of Transportation before November 28, 1995; or separates a highway or other noise corridor from a group of structures of which the majority of those closest to the highway or noise corridor are residential in nature and which either were constructed before the construction or most recent widening of the highway or noise corridor or are at least 10 years old.  The bill makes the planning, design, or construction of a Type II noise barrier eligible for surface transportation block grant program funding.",
                "summary_short": "Neighborhood Noise Barriers Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 to allow the use of funds out of the Highway Trust Fund to construct a Type II noise barrier along a federal-aid highway if such barrier:  is part of a project approved by the Department of Transportation before November 28, 1995; or separates a highway or other noise corridor from a group of structures of which the majority of those closest to the highway or noise corridor are residen...",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-05",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr269-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.269",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr269.json",
                "title": "Look-back Elimination Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr269ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr269ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/269",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr269",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Families",
                "summary": "Look-back Elimination Act of 2017 This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend federal funding to states for maintenance payments on behalf of each foster child, regardless of whether the child would have been eligible for aid under the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program at the time of removal from the home. ",
                "summary_short": "Look-back Elimination Act of 2017 This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend federal funding to states for maintenance payments on behalf of each foster child, regardless of whether the child would have been eligible for aid under the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program at the time of removal from the home. ",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-18",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr272-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.272",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr272.json",
                "title": "Back to Basics Job Creation Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr272ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr272ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/272",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr272",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Social Welfare",
                "summary": "Back to Basics Job Creation Act of 2017 This bill amends title XX (Block Grants to State for Social Services) of the Social Security Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to states, Indians tribes, or local governments to assist low-income individuals and individuals who have been unemployed for at least three months in developing self-employment opportunities.",
                "summary_short": "Back to Basics Job Creation Act of 2017 This bill amends title XX (Block Grants to State for Social Services) of the Social Security Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to states, Indians tribes, or local governments to assist low-income individuals and individuals who have been unemployed for at least three months in developing self-employment opportunities.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-18",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr267-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.267",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr267.json",
                "title": "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr267rs/pdf/BILLS-115hr267rs.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/267",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr267",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": true,
                "house_passage": "2017-03-14",
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 30,
                "committees": "Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Public Lands and Natural Resources",
                "summary": "(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on March 15, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the \"Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.\" The bill replaces the current boundary map with a map of a proposed boundary revision dated June 2015.",
                "summary_short": "(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on March 15, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park." The bill replaces the current boundary map with a map of a proposed boundary revision dated June 2015.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-09",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 62."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr271-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.271",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr271.json",
                "title": "Stephanie Tubbs Jones Assets for Independence Reauthorization Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr271ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr271ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/271",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr271",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Social Welfare",
                "summary": "",
                "summary_short": "",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-13",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources."
              },
                           {
                "congress": "115",
                "bill_id": "hr270-115",
                "bill_type": "hr",
                "number": "H.R.270",
                "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr270.json",
                "title": "Environmental Justice Act of 2017",


                "sponsor_id": "L000287",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000287.json",
                "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr270ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr270ih.pdf",
                "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/270",
                "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr270",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-04",
                "active": false,
                "house_passage": null,
                "senate_passage": null,
                "enacted": null,
                "vetoed": null,
                "cosponsors": 0,
                "committees": "House Ways and Means Committee",
                "primary_subject": "Taxation",
                "summary": "Environmental Justice Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a credit against the employment taxes of a tax-exempt organization equal to 40% of amounts paid or incurred by such organization to support environmental justice communities or projects. The limit on the amount of such credit for a calendar year is $10,000.",
                "summary_short": "Environmental Justice Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a credit against the employment taxes of a tax-exempt organization equal to 40% of amounts paid or incurred by such organization to support environmental justice communities or projects. The limit on the amount of such credit for a calendar year is $10,000.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-04",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means."
              }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get Recent Bills by a Specific Subject

Use this request type to get the 20 most recently updated bills for a specific legislative subject. Results can include more than one Congress.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/subjects/{subject}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
subject A slug version of a legislative subject, displayed as url_name in subject responses.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/subjects/meat.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 20,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "number": "S.1232",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s1232.json",
        "title": "PRIME Act",
        "sponsor_id": "K000383",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000383.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-05-25",
        "cosponsors": 1,
        "committees": "Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-25",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.2657",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2657.json",
        "title": "PRIME Act",
        "sponsor_id": "M001184",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001184.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-05-25",
        "cosponsors": 17,
        "committees": "House Agriculture Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-25",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture."
    }, {
        "number": "S.1214",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s1214.json",
        "title": "Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act",
        "sponsor_id": "T000250",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-05-24",
        "cosponsors": 1,
        "committees": "Senate Environment and Public Works Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-05-24",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.2064",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2064.json",
        "title": "Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act",
        "sponsor_id": "S000248",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000248.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-04-06",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-07",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
    }, {
        "number": "S.813",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s813.json",
        "title": "A bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.",
        "sponsor_id": "G000386",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000386.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-04-04",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-04",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.1406",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr1406.json",
        "title": "Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017",
        "sponsor_id": "H000324",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-03-07",
        "cosponsors": 90,
        "committees": "House Agriculture Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-03-23",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture."
    }, {
        "number": "H.RES.30",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres30.json",
        "title": "Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade.",
        "sponsor_id": "H000324",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-01-06",
        "cosponsors": 164,
        "committees": "House Foreign Affairs Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-02-16",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.113",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr113.json",
        "title": "Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017",
        "sponsor_id": "B001260",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001260.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-01-03",
        "cosponsors": 136,
        "committees": "House Energy and Commerce Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-25",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
    }, {
        "number": "H.RES.752",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hres752.json",
        "title": "Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade.",
        "sponsor_id": "H000324",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-05-25",
        "cosponsors": 162,
        "committees": "House Foreign Affairs Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-09-07",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific."
    }, {
        "number": "S.2956",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2956.json",
        "title": "Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017",
        "sponsor_id": "M000934",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000934.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-05-19",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "Senate Appropriations Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-05-19",
        "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 474."
    }, {
        "number": "S.2947",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2947.json",
        "title": "Food Date Labeling Act of 2016",
        "sponsor_id": "B001277",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001277.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-05-18",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-05-18",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions."
    }, {
        "number": "S.2911",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2911.json",
        "title": "A bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.",
        "sponsor_id": "G000386",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000386.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-05-10",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-05-10",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.5054",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr5054.json",
        "title": "Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017",
        "sponsor_id": "A000055",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000055.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-04-26",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "House Appropriations Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-04-26",
        "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 410."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.4881",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr4881.json",
        "title": "Healthy Food Choices Act of 2016",
        "sponsor_id": "R000582",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000582.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-03-23",
        "cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "House Agriculture Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-03-31",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition."
    }, {
        "number": "S.2651",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s2651.json",
        "title": "PRIME Act",
        "sponsor_id": "K000383",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000383.json",
        "introduced_date": "2016-03-08",
        "cosponsors": 1,
        "committees": "Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-03-08",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.2051",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr2051.json",
        "title": "Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015",
        "sponsor_id": "C001062",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001062.json",
        "introduced_date": "2015-04-28",
        "cosponsors": 3,
        "committees": "House Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2016-02-08",
        "latest_major_action": "By Senator Roberts from Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry filed written report. Report No. 114-206."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.1504",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr1504.json",
        "title": "Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act",
        "sponsor_id": "N000184",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000184.json",
        "introduced_date": "2015-03-19",
        "cosponsors": 23,
        "committees": "House Education and the Workforce Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2015-11-16",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.2152",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr2152.json",
        "title": "Safe Chicken and Meat for Children Act",
        "sponsor_id": "D000216",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000216.json",
        "introduced_date": "2015-04-30",
        "cosponsors": 18,
        "committees": "House Education and the Workforce Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2015-11-16",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education."
    }, {
        "number": "H.R.3187",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr3187.json",
        "title": "PRIME Act",
        "sponsor_id": "M001184",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001184.json",
        "introduced_date": "2015-07-23",
        "cosponsors": 21,
        "committees": "House Agriculture Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2015-08-25",
        "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture."
    }, {
        "number": "S.1844",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/s1844.json",
        "title": "A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for voluntary country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and chicken.",
        "sponsor_id": "H001061",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001061.json",
        "introduced_date": "2015-07-23",
        "cosponsors": 16,
        "committees": "Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2015-07-23",
        "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5528)"
    }]
}

Get a Specific Bill

Use this request type to get details about a particular bill, including actions taken and votes. The attributes house_passage_vote and senate_passage_vote are populated (with the date of passage) only upon successful passage of the bill.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 113-116
bill-id a bill slug, for example hr4881 - these can be found in the recent bill response.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr21.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "bill_id": "hr21-115",
         "congress": "115",
         "bill": "H.R.21",
         "bill_type": "hr",
         "number": "H.R.21",
         "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr21.json",
         "title": "Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017",
         "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
         "sponsor": "Darrell Issa",
         "sponsor_id": "I000056",
         "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/I000056.json",
         "sponsor_party": "R",
         "sponsor_state": "CA",
         "gpo_pdf_uri": "https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr21rfs/pdf/BILLS-115hr21rfs.pdf",
         "congressdotgov_url": "https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/21",
         "govtrack_url": "https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr21",
         "introduced_date": "2017-01-03",
         "active": true,
         "house_passage": "2017-01-03",
         "senate_passage": null,
         "enacted": null,
         "vetoed": null,
         "cosponsors": 14,
         "withdrawn_cosponsors": 0,
         "primary_subject": "Government Operations and Politics",
         "committees": "Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee",
         "committee_codes": ["SSGA","HSJU","HSRU"],
         "subcommittee_codes": ["HSJU05"],
         "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-05",
         "latest_major_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.",
         "last_vote_date": "2017-01-04",
         "house_passage_vote": "2017-01-03",
         "senate_passage_vote": null,
         "summary": "(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President's term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together (i.e., \"en bloc\") instead of the current procedure of considering only one regulation at a time.",
         "summary_short": "(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President's term. Congress may disapprove a...",
         "versions":[
],
         "actions":[
         {
           "id": 16,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "action_type": "IntroReferral",
           "datetime": "2017-01-05",
           "description": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs."
         },
                  {
           "id": 15,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
         },
                  {
           "id": 14,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 184 (Roll no. 8). (text: CR H74)"
         },
                  {
           "id": 13,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 - 236 (Roll no. 7)."
         },
                  {
           "id": 12,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H86-87)"
         },
                  {
           "id": 11,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced."
         },
                  {
           "id": 10,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection."
         },
                  {
           "id": 9,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a section 3 pertaining to exception for certain rules that prohibit discrimination by insurance issuers on the basis of gender or preexisting condition or that make healthcare more affordable for working Americans."
         },
                  {
           "id": 8,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H84)"
         },
                  {
           "id": 7,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule."
         },
                  {
           "id": 6,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 21."
         },
                  {
           "id": 5,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "The rule provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit."
         },
                  {
           "id": 4,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Floor",
           "datetime": "2017-01-04",
           "description": "Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 5. (consideration: CR H74-86)"
         },
                  {
           "id": 3,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "Committee",
           "datetime": "2017-01-03",
           "description": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law."
         },
                  {
           "id": 2,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "IntroReferral",
           "datetime": "2017-01-03",
           "description": "Referred to House Rules"
         },
                  {
           "id": 1,
           "chamber": "House",
           "action_type": "IntroReferral",
           "datetime": "2017-01-03",
           "description": "Referred to House Judiciary"
         }
         ],
         "votes": [
           {
             "chamber": "House",
             "date": "2017-01-04",
             "time": "16:48:00",
             "roll_call": "8",
             "question": "On Passage",
             "result": "Passed",
             "total_yes": 238,
             "total_no": 184,
             "total_not_voting": 11,
             "api_url": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/8.json"
           },
           {
             "chamber": "House",
             "date": "2017-01-04",
             "time": "16:38:00",
             "roll_call": "7",
             "question": "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions",
             "result": "Failed",
             "total_yes": 183,
             "total_no": 236,
             "total_not_voting": 14,
             "api_url": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/7.json"
           }
         ]

      }
   ]
}

Get Amendments for a Specific Bill

Use this request type to get Library of Congress-assigned subjects about a particular bill. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports paginated requests.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}/amendments.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 105-116
bill-id a bill slug, for example hr4881 - these can be found in bill responses.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219/amendments.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "115",
        "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
        "num_results": 20,
        "offset": 0,
        "amendments": [{
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.255",
                "slug": "hamdt255",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Scott Perry",
                "sponsor_id": "P000605",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000605.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "Pa.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 63 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the final rule published by the Secretary of Energy entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps.".",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-27",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A043) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 248 (Roll no. 429)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.254",
                "slug": "hamdt254",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Marsha Blackburn",
                "sponsor_id": "B001243",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001243.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "Tenn.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 62 printed in House Report 115-259 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the discretionary spending levels in Division D of the bill.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-27",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment (A042) Failed by recorded vote: 140 - 285, 1 Present (Roll no. 428)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.253",
                "slug": "hamdt253",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Michael C. Burgess",
                "sponsor_id": "B001248",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001248.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "Tex.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 61 printed in House Report 115-259 to state that limitation amendment pertaining to lightbulb energy efficiency regulations.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Burgess amendment (A041) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.252",
                "slug": "hamdt252",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Suzan K. DelBene",
                "sponsor_id": "D000617",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000617.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Wash.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 60 printed in House Report 115-259 to ensure the Army Corps of Engineers is using taxpayer dollars on American-made anchor chain.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "By unanimous consent, the DelBene amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H6458)"
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.251",
                "slug": "hamdt251",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Paul Gosar",
                "sponsor_id": "G000565",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000565.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "Ariz.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 59 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A039) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.250",
                "slug": "hamdt250",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Sheila Jackson Lee",
                "sponsor_id": "J000032",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Tex.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 58 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit use of funds in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act and address the need to increase programs that educate minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A038) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.249",
                "slug": "hamdt249",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Sheila Jackson Lee",
                "sponsor_id": "J000032",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Tex.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 57 printed in House Report 115-259 to allocate an additional $100 million for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to flood control.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A037) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.248",
                "slug": "hamdt248",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Sheila Jackson Lee",
                "sponsor_id": "J000032",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Tex.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 56 printed in House Report 115-259 to allocate an additional $3 million for post-disaster watershed assessment studies.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A036) Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 192 (Roll no. 425)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.247",
                "slug": "hamdt247",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Ruben Kihuen",
                "sponsor_id": "K000390",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000390.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Nev.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 55 printed in House Report 115-259 to strike language that would prohibit closure of the Yucca Mountain project.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment (A035) Failed by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.246",
                "slug": "hamdt246",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Chellie Pingree",
                "sponsor_id": "P000597",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000597.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Me.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 54 printed in House Report 115-259 to strike section 505 on page 325 that pertains to National Ocean Policy and Ocean Planning.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Pingree amendment (A034) Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 235 (Roll no. 424)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.245",
                "slug": "hamdt245",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Jacky Rosen",
                "sponsor_id": "R000608",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000608.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Nev.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 53 printed in House Report 115-259 to transfer to the Spending Reduction Account funding for Department of Energy disposal of defense nuclear waste, including acquisition of real property or facility construction/expansion.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "By unanimous consent, the Rosen amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H6444)"
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.244",
                "slug": "hamdt244",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "John Garamendi",
                "sponsor_id": "G000559",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000559.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Calif.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 52 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the Weapons Activities--Recapitalization--Infrastructure to the Presidents Budget level and increases the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by the same amount.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment (A032) Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 247 (Roll no. 423)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.243",
                "slug": "hamdt243",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Bill Foster",
                "sponsor_id": "F000454",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000454.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Ill.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 51 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the NNSA Weapons Account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount, to be used to fight bioterror.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Foster amendment (A031) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.242",
                "slug": "hamdt242",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Michelle Lujan Grisham",
                "sponsor_id": "L000580",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000580.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "N.M.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 50 printed in House Report 115-259 to prioritize funding for the construction of facilities that NNSA needs t o meet its mission.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "By unanimous consent, the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H6441)"
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.241",
                "slug": "hamdt241",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Sheila Jackson Lee",
                "sponsor_id": "J000032",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Tex.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 49 printed in House Report 115-259 to redirect $1 million in funding within the Departmental Administration account in order to address environmental concerns in both urban and rural settings.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A029) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.240",
                "slug": "hamdt240",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Elizabeth Esty",
                "sponsor_id": "E000293",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/E000293.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Conn.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 44 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $20 million by cutting $40 million from the Fossil Energy Research and Development.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment (A028) Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 224 (Roll no. 422)."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.239",
                "slug": "hamdt239",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Scott Perry",
                "sponsor_id": "P000605",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000605.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "Pa.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding for EERE by $15,000,000 and decrease funding for the Department of Energy departmental administration by $15,000,000.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A027) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.238",
                "slug": "hamdt238",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "David McKinley",
                "sponsor_id": "M001180",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001180.json",
                "sponsor_party": "R",
                "sponsor_state": "W.Va.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 42 printed in House Report 115-259 to increases fossil energy funding to 2017 funding levels.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A026) Agreed to by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.237",
                "slug": "hamdt237",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Jared Polis",
                "sponsor_id": "P000598",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000598.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Colo.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 41 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funds for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $986,292,000 and decrease funds for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $634,600,000 and reduce the National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities account by $352,000,000.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A025) Failed by voice vote."
            },
            {
                "amendment_number": "H.AMDT.236",
                "slug": "hamdt236",
                "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
                "sponsor": "Mike Quigley",
                "sponsor_id": "Q000023",
                "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Q000023.json",
                "sponsor_party": "D",
                "sponsor_state": "Ill.",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "title": "An amendment numbered 40 printed in House Report 115-259 to cut $921 million from the Department of Energy nuclear weapons activities account and add $921 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "On agreeing to the Quigley amendment (A024) Failed by voice vote."
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get Subjects for a Specific Bill

Use this request type to get Library of Congress-assigned subjects about a particular bill. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports paginated requests.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}/subjects.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 105-116
bill-id a bill slug, for example hr4881 - these can be found in bill responses.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2810/subjects.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "115",
        "bill_id": "hr2810-115",
        "bill_slug": "hr2810",
        "bill_type": "hr",
        "number": "H.R.2810",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr2810.json",
        "url_number": "hr2810",
        "title": "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
        "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
        "sponsor_id": "T000238",
        "sponsor_name": "William M. Thornberry",
        "sponsor_state": "TX",
        "sponsor_party": "R",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000238.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-06-07",
        "number_of_cosponsors": 1,
        "committees": "House Armed Services Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-25",
        "latest_major_action": "Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S4165)",
        "house_passage_vote": "2017-07-13",
        "senate_passage_vote": null,
        "subjects": [{
                "name": "Congressional oversight",
                "url_name": "congressional-oversight"
            },
            {
                "name": "Europe",
                "url_name": "europe"
            },
            {
                "name": "Terrorism",
                "url_name": "terrorism"
            },
            {
                "name": "Higher education",
                "url_name": "higher-education"
            },
            {
                "name": "Russia",
                "url_name": "russia"
            },
            {
                "name": "Monuments and memorials",
                "url_name": "monuments-and-memorials"
            },
            {
                "name": "Crimes against women",
                "url_name": "crimes-against-women"
            },
            {
                "name": "China",
                "url_name": "china"
            },
            {
                "name": "Department of Defense",
                "url_name": "department-of-defense"
            },
            {
                "name": "Syria",
                "url_name": "syria"
            },
            {
                "name": "North Korea",
                "url_name": "north-korea"
            },
            {
                "name": "South Korea",
                "url_name": "south-korea"
            },
            {
                "name": "Oregon",
                "url_name": "oregon"
            },
            {
                "name": "Virginia",
                "url_name": "virginia"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military readiness",
                "url_name": "military-readiness"
            },
            {
                "name": "Veterans' medical care",
                "url_name": "veterans-medical-care"
            },
            {
                "name": "Small business",
                "url_name": "small-business"
            },
            {
                "name": "Marshall Islands",
                "url_name": "marshall-islands"
            },
            {
                "name": "Texas",
                "url_name": "texas"
            },
            {
                "name": "Iran",
                "url_name": "iran"
            },
            {
                "name": "Cemeteries and funerals",
                "url_name": "cemeteries-and-funerals"
            },
            {
                "name": "Pacific Ocean",
                "url_name": "pacific-ocean"
            },
            {
                "name": "Government liability",
                "url_name": "government-liability"
            },
            {
                "name": "Right of privacy",
                "url_name": "right-of-privacy"
            },
            {
                "name": "Guam",
                "url_name": "guam"
            },
            {
                "name": "Japan",
                "url_name": "japan"
            },
            {
                "name": "Iraq",
                "url_name": "iraq"
            },
            {
                "name": "Afghanistan",
                "url_name": "afghanistan"
            },
            {
                "name": "Pakistan",
                "url_name": "pakistan"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military history",
                "url_name": "military-history"
            },
            {
                "name": "Portugal",
                "url_name": "portugal"
            },
            {
                "name": "Ukraine",
                "url_name": "ukraine"
            },
            {
                "name": "Fires",
                "url_name": "fires"
            },
            {
                "name": "Nuclear weapons",
                "url_name": "nuclear-weapons"
            },
            {
                "name": "Women's employment",
                "url_name": "womens-employment"
            },
            {
                "name": "Mental health",
                "url_name": "mental-health"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military law",
                "url_name": "military-law"
            },
            {
                "name": "Minority education",
                "url_name": "minority-education"
            },
            {
                "name": "Personnel records",
                "url_name": "personnel-records"
            },
            {
                "name": "Asia",
                "url_name": "asia"
            },
            {
                "name": "Mammals",
                "url_name": "mammals"
            },
            {
                "name": "Computers and information technology",
                "url_name": "computers-and-information-technology"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military operations and strategy",
                "url_name": "military-operations-and-strategy"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military personnel and dependents",
                "url_name": "military-personnel-and-dependents"
            },
            {
                "name": "Conflicts and wars",
                "url_name": "conflicts-and-wars"
            },
            {
                "name": "Commemorative events and holidays",
                "url_name": "commemorative-events-and-holidays"
            },
            {
                "name": "Energy storage, supplies, demand",
                "url_name": "energy-storage-supplies-demand"
            },
            {
                "name": "Wages and earnings",
                "url_name": "wages-and-earnings"
            },
            {
                "name": "Civil actions and liability",
                "url_name": "civil-actions-and-liability"
            },
            {
                "name": "Public contracts and procurement",
                "url_name": "public-contracts-and-procurement"
            },
            {
                "name": "Student aid and college costs",
                "url_name": "student-aid-and-college-costs"
            },
            {
                "name": "Lawyers and legal services",
                "url_name": "lawyers-and-legal-services"
            },
            {
                "name": "Health information and medical records",
                "url_name": "health-information-and-medical-records"
            },
            {
                "name": "Executive agency funding and structure",
                "url_name": "executive-agency-funding-and-structure"
            },
            {
                "name": "Electric power generation and transmission",
                "url_name": "electric-power-generation-and-transmission"
            },
            {
                "name": "Arms control and nonproliferation",
                "url_name": "arms-control-and-nonproliferation"
            },
            {
                "name": "Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information",
                "url_name": "intelligence-activities-surveillance-classified-information"
            },
            {
                "name": "Middle East",
                "url_name": "middle-east"
            },
            {
                "name": "Science and engineering education",
                "url_name": "science-and-engineering-education"
            },
            {
                "name": "Immigration status and procedures",
                "url_name": "immigration-status-and-procedures"
            },
            {
                "name": "Aviation and airports",
                "url_name": "aviation-and-airports"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military facilities and property",
                "url_name": "military-facilities-and-property"
            },
            {
                "name": "Domestic violence and child abuse",
                "url_name": "domestic-violence-and-child-abuse"
            },
            {
                "name": "Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers",
                "url_name": "museums-exhibitions-cultural-centers"
            },
            {
                "name": "Sex offenses",
                "url_name": "sex-offenses"
            },
            {
                "name": "National Guard and reserves",
                "url_name": "national-guard-and-reserves"
            },
            {
                "name": "Oil and gas",
                "url_name": "oil-and-gas"
            },
            {
                "name": "Animal protection and human-animal relationships",
                "url_name": "animal-protection-and-human-animal-relationships"
            },
            {
                "name": "Advanced technology and technological innovations",
                "url_name": "advanced-technology-and-technological-innovations"
            },
            {
                "name": "Hazardous wastes and toxic substances",
                "url_name": "hazardous-wastes-and-toxic-substances"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military procurement, research, weapons development",
                "url_name": "military-procurement-research-weapons-development"
            },
            {
                "name": "Noise pollution",
                "url_name": "noise-pollution"
            },
            {
                "name": "Environmental regulatory procedures",
                "url_name": "environmental-regulatory-procedures"
            },
            {
                "name": "Defense spending",
                "url_name": "defense-spending"
            },
            {
                "name": "Telephone and wireless communication",
                "url_name": "telephone-and-wireless-communication"
            },
            {
                "name": "Firearms and explosives",
                "url_name": "firearms-and-explosives"
            },
            {
                "name": "Crimes against children",
                "url_name": "crimes-against-children"
            },
            {
                "name": "Technology transfer and commercialization",
                "url_name": "technology-transfer-and-commercialization"
            },
            {
                "name": "Crime victims",
                "url_name": "crime-victims"
            },
            {
                "name": "Industrial facilities",
                "url_name": "industrial-facilities"
            },
            {
                "name": "Spacecraft and satellites",
                "url_name": "spacecraft-and-satellites"
            },
            {
                "name": "Television and film",
                "url_name": "television-and-film"
            },
            {
                "name": "Space flight and exploration",
                "url_name": "space-flight-and-exploration"
            },
            {
                "name": "Assault and harassment offenses",
                "url_name": "assault-and-harassment-offenses"
            },
            {
                "name": "Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies",
                "url_name": "broadcasting-cable-digital-technologies"
            },
            {
                "name": "Pollution liability",
                "url_name": "pollution-liability"
            },
            {
                "name": "Photography and imaging",
                "url_name": "photography-and-imaging"
            },
            {
                "name": "Citizenship and naturalization",
                "url_name": "citizenship-and-naturalization"
            },
            {
                "name": "Military education and training",
                "url_name": "military-education-and-training"
            },
            {
                "name": "Computer security and identity theft",
                "url_name": "computer-security-and-identity-theft"
            },
            {
                "name": "Service animals",
                "url_name": "service-animals"
            },
            {
                "name": "Climate change and greenhouse gases",
                "url_name": "climate-change-and-greenhouse-gases"
            },
            {
                "name": "Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents",
                "url_name": "presidents-and-presidential-powers-vice-presidents"
            },
            {
                "name": "Armed Forces and National Security",
                "url_name": "armed-forces-and-national-security"
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Use this request type to get Library of Congress-identified related bills for a particular bill. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports paginated requests.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}/related.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 105-116
bill-id a bill slug, for example hr4881 - these can be found in bill responses.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219/related.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "115",
        "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
        "bill_slug": "hr3219",
        "bill_type": "hr",
        "number": "H.R.3219",
        "bill_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
        "url_number": "hr3219",
        "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
        "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
        "sponsor_id": "G000377",
        "sponsor_name": "Kay Granger",
        "sponsor_state": "TX",
        "sponsor_party": "R",
        "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000377.json",
        "introduced_date": "2017-07-13",
        "number_of_cosponsors": 0,
        "committees": "House Appropriations Committee",
        "latest_major_action_date": "2017-08-01",
        "latest_major_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.",
        "house_passage_vote": "2017-07-26",
        "senate_passage_vote": null,
        "related_bills": [{
                "bill": "H.RES.473",
                "url_number": "hres473",
                "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.",
                "relationship": "Procedurally-related identified by House",
                "sponsor": "Tom Cole",
                "sponsor_id": "C001053",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-25",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.RES.478",
                "url_number": "hres478",
                "title": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by House",
                "sponsor": "Dan Newhouse",
                "sponsor_id": "N000189",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-26",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-27",
                "latest_major_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.2998",
                "url_number": "hr2998",
                "title": "Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by House",
                "sponsor": "Charlie Dent",
                "sponsor_id": "D000604",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-22",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-06-22",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 127."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.3162",
                "url_number": "hr3162",
                "title": "Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by House",
                "sponsor": "Kevin Yoder",
                "sponsor_id": "Y000063",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-06",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-06",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 136."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.3266",
                "url_number": "hr3266",
                "title": "Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by House",
                "sponsor": "Mike Simpson",
                "sponsor_id": "S001148",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-17",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-17",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 163."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.2998",
                "url_number": "hr2998",
                "title": "Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Charlie Dent",
                "sponsor_id": "D000604",
                "introduced_date": "2017-06-22",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-06-22",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 127."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.3162",
                "url_number": "hr3162",
                "title": "Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Kevin Yoder",
                "sponsor_id": "Y000063",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-06",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-06",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 136."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.3266",
                "url_number": "hr3266",
                "title": "Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Mike Simpson",
                "sponsor_id": "S001148",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-17",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-17",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 163."
            },
            {
                "bill": "S.1557",
                "url_number": "s1557",
                "title": "Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Jerry Moran",
                "sponsor_id": "M000934",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-13",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-13",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173."
            },
            {
                "bill": "S.1609",
                "url_number": "s1609",
                "title": "Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Lamar Alexander",
                "sponsor_id": "A000360",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-20",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-20",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 178."
            },
            {
                "bill": "S.1648",
                "url_number": "s1648",
                "title": "Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "James Lankford",
                "sponsor_id": "L000575",
                "introduced_date": "2017-07-27",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-07-27",
                "latest_major_action": "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 184."
            },
            {
                "bill": "H.R.1977",
                "url_number": "hr1977",
                "title": "Veterans PARC Act of 2017",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Debbie Wasserman Schultz",
                "sponsor_id": "W000797",
                "introduced_date": "2017-04-06",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-04-07",
                "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Health."
            },
            {
                "bill": "S.80",
                "url_number": "s80",
                "title": "A bill to protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects.",
                "relationship": "Related bill identified by CRS",
                "sponsor": "Michael D. Crapo",
                "sponsor_id": "C000880",
                "introduced_date": "2017-01-10",
                "latest_major_action_date": "2017-01-10",
                "latest_major_action": "Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works."
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get a Specific Bill Subject

Use this request type to search for bill subjects that contain a specified term.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/subjects/search.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
query a word or phrase to search

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/bills/subjects/search.json?query=climate"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "query": "climate",
        "num_results": 4,
        "offset": 0,
        "subjects": [{
                "name": "Climate",
                "url_name": "climate"
            },
            {
                "name": "Climate change",
                "url_name": "climate-change"
            },
            {
                "name": "Climate change and greenhouse gases",
                "url_name": "climate-change-and-greenhouse-gases"
            },
            {
                "name": "Global climate change",
                "url_name": "global-climate-change"
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get Cosponsors for a Specific Bill

To get information about the cosponsors of a particular bill, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}/cosponsors.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 105-116
bill-id a bill slug, for example hr4881 - these can be found in the recent bill response.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/bills/hr4249/cosponsors.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results":[
      {
         "congress": "114",
         "bill": "H.R.4249",
         "url_number": "hr4249",
         "title": "Police Agency Investigation Improvement Act of 2015",
         "sponsor_title": "Rep.",
         "sponsor_id": "J000288",
         "sponsor_name": "Hank Johnson",
         "sponsor_state": "GA",
         "sponsor_party": "D",
         "sponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000288.json",
         "introduced_date": "2015-12-15",
         "number_of_cosponsors": 18,
         "committees": "House Judiciary Committee",
         "latest_major_action_date": "2016-01-15",
         "latest_major_action": "Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.",
         "house_passage_vote": null,
         "senate_passage_vote": null,
             "cosponsors_by_party":[
    {
      "party": {
        "id": "D",
        "sponsors": "18"
      }
    }
    ],
         "cosponsors":[
         {
           "cosponsor_id": "J000032",
           "name": "Sheila  Jackson Lee",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "TX",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "M001137",
           "name": "Gregory W. Meeks",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "NY",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001137.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "C001068",
           "name": "Steve Cohen",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "TN",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001068.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "R000515",
           "name": "Bobby L. Rush",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "IL",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000515.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "R000588",
           "name": "Cedric Richmond",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "LA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000588.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "E000179",
           "name": "Eliot L. Engel",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "NY",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/E000179.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "G000556",
           "name": "Alan Grayson",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "FL",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000556.json",
           "date": "2016-01-25"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "H000324",
           "name": "Alcee L. Hastings",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "FL",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
           "date": "2016-02-01"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "B001270",
           "name": "Karen Bass",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "CA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001270.json",
           "date": "2016-02-01"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "C001072",
           "name": "André  Carson",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "IN",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001072.json",
           "date": "2016-02-01"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "C000984",
           "name": "Elijah E. Cummings",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "MD",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000984.json",
           "date": "2016-02-02"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "T000472",
           "name": "Mark Takano",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "CA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000472.json",
           "date": "2016-02-02"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "S001157",
           "name": "David Scott",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "GA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001157.json",
           "date": "2016-02-03"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "N000147",
           "name": "Eleanor Holmes Norton",
           "cosponsor_title": "Del.",
           "cosponsor_state": "DC",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000147.json",
           "date": "2016-02-09"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "M001166",
           "name": "Jerry McNerney",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "CA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001166.json",
           "date": "2016-02-12"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "R000053",
           "name": "Charles B. Rangel",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "NY",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000053.json",
           "date": "2016-02-23"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "F000455",
           "name": "Marcia L. Fudge",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "OH",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000455.json",
           "date": "2016-02-26"
         },
                  {
           "cosponsor_id": "W000187",
           "name": "Maxine Waters",
           "cosponsor_title": "Rep.",
           "cosponsor_state": "CA",
           "cosponsor_party": "D",
           "cosponsor_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000187.json",
           "date": "2016-03-15"
         }
         ]
      }
   ]
}

Statements

Get Recent Congressional Statements

To get lists of recent statements published on congressional websites, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports pagination using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/latest.json

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/latest.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 20,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "url": "https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senators-cantwell-hassan-lead-letter-to-fcc-chairman-highlighting-importance-of-net-neutrality-to-women-across-america",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Senators Cantwell, Hassan Lead Letter to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C000127",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000127.json",
        "name": "Maria Cantwell",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "WA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.capito.senate.gov/news/press-releases/capito-votes-to-confirm-heather-wilson-for-secretary-of-the-air-force",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Capito Votes to Confirm Heather Wilson for Secretary of the Air Force",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001047",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001047.json",
        "name": "Shelley Moore Capito",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "WV",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/content/news/cornyn-time-keep-our-promise-millions-hurt-obamacare",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Cornyn: Time to Keep Our Promise to Millions Hurt by Obamacare",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001056",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001056.json",
        "name": "John Cornyn",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "TX",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://gottheimer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=199",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Gottheimer and Mast Announce U.S. - Israel Joint Missile Defense Act",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "G000583",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000583.json",
        "name": "Josh Gottheimer",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "NJ",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/press-releases/new-mexico-democrats-introduce-federal-legislation-to-prohibit-school-lunch-shaming",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "New Mexico Democrats Introduce Federal Legislation to Prohibit School 'Lunch Shaming'",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001046",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001046.json",
        "name": "Martin Heinrich",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "NM",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/news/news-releases/hoeven-senate-confirms-us-air-force-secretary",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Hoeven: Senate Confirms US Air Force Secretary",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001061",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001061.json",
        "name": "John Hoeven",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "ND",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/inhofe-lankford-applaud-nomination-of-scott-palk-for-the-us-district-court-for-the-western-district-of-oklahoma",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Inhofe, Lankford Applaud Nomination of Scott Palk for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "I000024",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/I000024.json",
        "name": "James M. Inhofe",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "OK",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/inhofe-votes-to-confirm-wilson-as-secretary-of-the-air-force",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Inhofe Votes to Confirm Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "I000024",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/I000024.json",
        "name": "James M. Inhofe",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "OK",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.lankford.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senators-lankford-inhofe-applaud-presidents-nomination-to-federal-district-court-in-oklahoma",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Senators Lankford, Inhofe Applaud President’s Nomination to Federal District Court in Oklahoma",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "L000575",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000575.json",
        "name": "James Lankford",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "OK",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.perdue.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-david-perdue-votes-to-confirm-new-air-force-secretary-dr-heather-wilson",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Air Force Secretary, Dr. Heather Wilson",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "P000612",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000612.json",
        "name": "David Perdue",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "GA",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/van-hollen-maryland-leaders-urge-faa-measure-noise-impacts-altered-dca-air-traffic-patterns",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Van Hollen, Maryland Leaders Urge FAA to Measure Noise Impacts from Altered DCA Air Traffic Patterns",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "V000128",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000128.json",
        "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MD",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/van-hollen-chesapeake-bay-cleanup-progress-threatened-trump",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Van Hollen: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Progress Threatened by Trump",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "V000128",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000128.json",
        "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MD",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/van-hollen-cardin-announce-more-280000-salisbury-university-mathematics-education-program",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Van Hollen, Cardin Announce More Than $280,000 for Salisbury University Mathematics Education Program",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "V000128",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000128.json",
        "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MD",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://bishop.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-bishop-announces-2017-congressional-art-competition-winners",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES 2017 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION WINNERS",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "B000490",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000490.json",
        "name": "Sanford D. Bishop Jr.",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "GA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news?ContentRecord_id=FA29CC9E-1C79-4DE4-856C-562A08943C33",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "On Harry S. Trumans Birthday, Blunt, McCaskill Continue Push to Rename D.C.s Union Station in his Honor",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "B000575",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000575.json",
        "name": "Roy  Blunt",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MO",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://jeffduncan.house.gov/press-release/duncan-conduct-5th-annual-thanking-our-first-responders-tour",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Duncan to Conduct 5th Annual \\\"Thanking Our First Responders Tour\\\"",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000615",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000615.json",
        "name": "Jeffrey Duncan",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "SC",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dingell-stands-ann-arbor-epa-lab-urges-administration-reject-budget-cuts",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Dingell Stands Up for Ann Arbor EPA Lab, Urges Administration to Reject Budget Cuts",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000624",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000624.json",
        "name": "Debbie Dingell",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release\u0026\u0026id=3694",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Sen. Franken: Trade Judgement against Foreign Biodiesel Cheats is Good News for Minnesota Farm Economy",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000457",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000457.json",
        "name": "Al Franken",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MN",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398729",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.8.17 - Chapter 2",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "G000568",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000568.json",
        "name": "Morgan Griffith",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "VA",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.hirono.senate.gov/press-releases/-hirono-writes-to-fcc-chairman-highlighting-importance-of-net-neutrality-to-women-across-america",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Hirono Writes to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001042",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001042.json",
        "name": "Mazie K. Hirono",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "HI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }]
}

Get Congressional Statements by Date

To get lists of statements published on congressional websites on a particular date, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports pagination using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/date/{date}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
date YYYY-MM-DD format

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/date/2017-05-08.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 20,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
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        "title": "Dr. Paul Follows Up with Intelligence Committees, Seeks More Information on Obama Administration Surveillance",
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        "name": "Rand Paul",
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        "title": "Sen. Franken: Trade Judgement against Foreign Biodiesel Cheats is Good News for Minnesota Farm Economy",
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        "title": "California Senators Call on Trump Administration to Approve Caltrain Grant",
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        "title": "Feinstein Opposes Wilson Nomination",
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        "title": "Feinstein: EB-5 Visa Program Presents Stark Conflict of Interest for White House",
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        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Senators Lead Letter to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000062",
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        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000062.json",
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        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Feinstein: USGS Study Shows Cadiz Project Unsustainable",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000062",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000062.json",
        "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
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        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=BE9E79EA-E6E3-4B55-83E1-672F674F0FD1",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Feinstein, Durbin Statement on Drastic, Unilateral Changes to Private Bills",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000062",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000062.json",
        "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
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        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=58EEE0ED-87A8-47D3-A8CF-DAA90FD9BEFC",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Feinstein to White House: Respond to Request for Information on Financial Interests in Troubled EB-5 Visa Program",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000062",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000062.json",
        "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "CA",
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        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=BB515DFE-4AFE-4C89-84A7-1CB10379BB06",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Heller: VA to Ensure Veterans’ Access to William Bee Ririe Hospital",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001041",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001041.json",
        "name": "Dean  Heller",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "NV",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=3BCB648A-3349-4041-87B1-AAA3BC467FF2",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Heitkamp: President’s Budget Would Cripple ND Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001069",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001069.json",
        "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "ND",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=862160A1-BB09-428F-8C9D-3408C7FD97F4",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Heitkamp Leads Senate in Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001069",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001069.json",
        "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "ND",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=5F6CA0BE-0A4F-4CC8-A228-317B427CF4CC",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Heitkamp Votes to Confirm Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H001069",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001069.json",
        "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "ND",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=C4F33D12-06BE-4493-A514-340E1D6EFC98",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Sen. Lee Congratulates Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "L000577",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000577.json",
        "name": "Mike Lee",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "UT",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://mast.house.gov/press-releases?ID=1D041235-9DF1-4CA1-8DD6-D9DFE98D02BD",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Mast, Gottheimer Announce Bipartisan U.S. - Israel Joint Missile Defense Act",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M001199",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001199.json",
        "name": "Brian Mast",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "FL",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://mast.house.gov/press-releases?ID=6F5067FC-F75A-4AF6-9CB3-BBC64CABCA94",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Mast Introduces Bill to Expedite Federal Planning For Southern Water Storage",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M001199",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001199.json",
        "name": "Brian Mast",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "FL",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://walberg.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-senate-lawmakers-introduce-bipartisan-resolution-address-motorcycle",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "House, Senate Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Address Motorcycle Profiling",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "W000798",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000798.json",
        "name": "Tim Walberg",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MI",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
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}

Get Congressional Statements by Search Term

To get lists of statements published on congressional websites using a search term, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results that contain the search term in the statement title and supports pagination using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/search.json?query={term}

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
term search term

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/search.json?query=AHCA"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 20,
    "offset": 0,
    "query": "AHCA",
    "results": [{
        "url": "https://www.king.senate.gov/news/video-and-audio/view/senator-king-floor-speech-on-ahca-impact-on-opioid-epidemic",
        "date": "2017-05-10",
        "title": "Senator King Floor Speech on AHCA Impact on Opioid Epidemic",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "K000383",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000383.json",
        "name": "Angus King",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "ME",
        "party": "I",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://woodall.house.gov/media-center/blog-posts/american-health-care-act-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-09",
        "title": "The American Health Care Act (AHCA)",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "W000810",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000810.json",
        "name": "Rob Woodall",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "GA",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://www.speaker.gov/general/speaker-ryan-fox-friends-ahca-better-system-obamacare",
        "date": "2017-05-09",
        "title": "Speaker Ryan on ‘Fox \u0026amp; Friends’: AHCA Is a ‘Better System’ than Obamacare",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "R000570",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000570.json",
        "name": "Paul D. Ryan",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "WI",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-val-demings-responds-passage-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-09",
        "title": "Congresswoman Val Demings Responds to Passage of AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000627",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000627.json",
        "name": "Val Demings",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "FL",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/gillibrand-urges-senate-colleagues-to-reject-trumpcare-new-yorkers-over-50-and-women-would-suffer-the-most-under-disastrous-ahca-law",
        "date": "2017-05-07",
        "title": "Gillibrand Urges Senate Colleagues to Reject Trumpcare; New Yorkers Over 50 \u0026amp; Women would Suffer the Most Under Disastrous AHCA Law ",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "G000555",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000555.json",
        "name": "Kirsten E. Gillibrand",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "NY",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://meeks.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-meeks-votes-against-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-05",
        "title": "Rep. Meeks Votes Against AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M001137",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001137.json",
        "name": "Gregory W. Meeks",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "NY",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://walz.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walz-statement-on-ahca-impact-on-minnesotacare",
        "date": "2017-05-05",
        "title": "Walz Statement on AHCA Impact on MinnesotaCare",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "W000799",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000799.json",
        "name": "Tim Walz",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MN",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://love.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=25\u0026itemid=669",
        "date": "2017-05-05",
        "title": "House Unanimously Passes Bill Striking AHCA Exemptions for Members of Congress",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "L000584",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000584.json",
        "name": "Mia Love",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "UT",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-passing-ahca-thats-why-were-here-thats-why-we-ran",
        "date": "2017-05-05",
        "title": "Scalise on Passing AHCA: 'That's Why We're Here, That's Why We Ran'",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "S001176",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001176.json",
        "name": "Steve Scalise",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "LA",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "https://abraham.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dispelling-ahca-myths",
        "date": "2017-05-05",
        "title": "Dispelling AHCA Myths",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "A000374",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000374.json",
        "name": "Ralph Abraham",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "LA",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "https://cheney.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-cheneys-statement-passage-american-health-care-act-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Congressman Cheney's Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001109",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001109.json",
        "name": "Liz Cheney",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "WY",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://halrogers.house.gov/press-releases?ID=AFFF4632-34C9-494E-B21E-F1E98B648F7B",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "AHCA: Myth vs. Fact",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "R000395",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000395.json",
        "name": "Harold Rogers",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "KY",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://sensenbrenner.house.gov/2017/5/congressman-sensenbrenner-statement-on-house-passage-of-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on House Passage of AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "S000244",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000244.json",
        "name": "F. James Sensenbrenner",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "WI",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-kellys-statement-on-forthcoming-ahca-vote",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Rep. Kelly's Statement on Forthcoming AHCA Vote",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "K000385",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000385.json",
        "name": "Robin  Kelly",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "IL",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-kelly-slams-ahca-it-will-cost-families-more-while-they-get",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Congresswoman Kelly Slams AHCA: It Will Cost Families More While They Get Less",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "K000385",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000385.json",
        "name": "Robin  Kelly",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "IL",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://vela.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/vela-releases-statement-passage-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Ve