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": [{
        "url": "https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/press/dr-paul-follows-up-with-intelligence-committees-seeks-more-information-on-obama-administration-surveillance",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Dr. Paul Follows Up with Intelligence Committees, Seeks More Information on Obama Administration Surveillance",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "P000603",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000603.json",
        "name": "Rand Paul",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "KY",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-senate-democrats-to-administration-stop-sabotaging-our-health-care-system",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Casey, Senate Democrats to Administration: Stop Sabotaging our Health Care System",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001070",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001070.json",
        "name": "Bob Casey",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "PA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-questions-yates-and-clapper-about-trumps-connection-to-russia",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Durbin Questions Yates and Clapper about Trump's Connection to Russia",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000563",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000563.json",
        "name": "Richard J. Durbin",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "IL",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-feinstein-statement-on-drastic-unilateral-changes-to-private-bills",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Durbin, Feinstein Statement on Drastic, Unilateral Changes to Private Bills",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000563",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000563.json",
        "name": "Richard J. Durbin",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "IL",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release\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": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=4DEE2034-A8FE-4E67-8993-96F41C4DAD38",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "California Senators Call on Trump Administration to Approve Caltrain Grant",
        "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": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B187683E-0140-4D10-BBA9-850212DAFFA6",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Feinstein Opposes Wilson Nomination",
        "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": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=8BB6654F-E94E-4E80-A536-C98574401C59",
        "date": "2017-05-08",
        "title": "Feinstein: EB-5 Visa Program Presents Stark Conflict of Interest for White House",
        "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": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=08E01B31-4902-4699-843E-DE5C3C5EAC90",
        "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",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000062.json",
        "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B2DC5880-AD9D-4F92-A484-C98294C02801",
        "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",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "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": []
    }, {
        "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",
        "party": "D",
        "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": []
    }]
}

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 title or body of the statement 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": "Vela Releases Statement on the Passage of the AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "V000132",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000132.json",
        "name": "Filemon Vela",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "TX",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://franks.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ahca-passes-promise-fulfilled",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "AHCA Passes: Promise Fulfilled",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "F000448",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000448.json",
        "name": "Trent Franks",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "AZ",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://meadows.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-meadows-statement-on-passage-of-the-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Rep. Meadows' Statement on Passage of the AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M001187",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001187.json",
        "name": "Mark Meadows",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "NC",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "https://rooney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rooney-statement-on-passing-of-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Rooney statement on passing of AHCA",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "R000583",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000583.json",
        "name": "Tom Rooney",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "FL",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/panetta-statement-passage-ahca",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Panetta Statement on Passage of the AHCA ",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "P000613",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000613.json",
        "name": "Jimmy Panetta",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
            "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
        }]
    }]
}

Get Statement Subjects

To get lists of subjects used to categorize congressional statements, use the following URI structure. This request returns all of the subjects that have been used at least once.

HTTP Request

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

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/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.",
    "num_results": 26,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/affordable-care-act-repeal.json",
        "name": "Affordable Care Act Repeal",
        "slug": "affordable-care-act-repeal"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/afghanistan.json",
        "name": "Afghanistan",
        "slug": "afghanistan"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/antisemitism.json",
        "name": "Antisemitism",
        "slug": "antisemitism"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/australia.json",
        "name": "Australia",
        "slug": "australia"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/betsy-devos.json",
        "name": "Betsy DeVos",
        "slug": "betsy-devos"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/central-intelligence-agency.json",
        "name": "Central Intelligence Agency",
        "slug": "central-intelligence-agency"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/climate-change.json",
        "name": "Climate change",
        "slug": "climate-change"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/computers-and-information-technology.json",
        "name": "Computers and information technology",
        "slug": "computers-and-information-technology"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/consumer-financial-protection-bureau.json",
        "name": "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau",
        "slug": "consumer-financial-protection-bureau"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/immigration.json",
        "name": "Immigration",
        "slug": "immigration"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/immigration.json",
        "name": "Immigration",
        "slug": "immigration"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/iran.json",
        "name": "Iran",
        "slug": "iran"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/james-comey.json",
        "name": "James Comey",
        "slug": "james-comey"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/jeff-sessions.json",
        "name": "Jeff Sessions",
        "slug": "jeff-sessions"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/medicare.json",
        "name": "Medicare",
        "slug": "medicare"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/methane.json",
        "name": "Methane",
        "slug": "methane"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/neil-gorsuch.json",
        "name": "Neil Gorsuch",
        "slug": "neil-gorsuch"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/north-korea.json",
        "name": "North Korea",
        "slug": "north-korea"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/opioids.json",
        "name": "Opioids",
        "slug": "opioids"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/somalia.json",
        "name": "Somalia",
        "slug": "somalia"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/steven-mnuchin.json",
        "name": "Steven Mnuchin",
        "slug": "steven-mnuchin"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/tom-price.json",
        "name": "Tom Price",
        "slug": "tom-price"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/trade-agreements.json",
        "name": "Trade agreements",
        "slug": "trade-agreements"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/vaccines.json",
        "name": "Vaccines",
        "slug": "vaccines"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/venezuela.json",
        "name": "Venezuela",
        "slug": "venezuela"
    }, {
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/visas.json",
        "name": "Visas",
        "slug": "visas"
    }]
}

Get Congressional Statements by Subject

To get lists of statements published on congressional websites for a particular subject, 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/subject/{subject}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
subject slug version of subject

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/immigration.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.",
    "subject": "Immigration",
    "num_results": 20,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "url": "http://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-alma-adams-statement-administration-s-newest-muslim-ban",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Congresswoman Alma Adams' Statement on the Administrations Newest Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "A000370",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000370.json",
        "name": "Alma  Adams",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "NC",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-muslim-ban-20",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Muslim Ban 2.0",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001084",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001084.json",
        "name": "David Cicilline",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://dankildee.house.gov/statement-by-congressman-dan-kildee-on-repackaged-muslim-ban/",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Repackaged Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "K000380",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000380.json",
        "name": "Dan Kildee",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MI",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=13\u0026itemid=2301",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Grijalva: New Muslim Ban No Different From Last One",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "G000551",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000551.json",
        "name": "Raúl M. Grijalva",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "AZ",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://norcross.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/trump-muslim-ban-2",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Norcross Criticizes Second Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "N000188",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000188.json",
        "name": "Donald W. Norcross",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "NJ",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://pocan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pocan-statement-on-trump-s-2nd-round-attempt-at-unconstitutional-muslim",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Pocan Statement on Trumps 2nd Round Attempt at Unconstitutional Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "P000607",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000607.json",
        "name": "Mark Pocan",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "WI",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.booker.senate.gov?p=press_release\u0026id=550",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Booker Statement on Second Trump Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "B001288",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001288.json",
        "name": "Cory  Booker",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "NJ",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-markey-on-new-trump-administration-travel-ban-executive-order-once-a-muslim-ban-always-a-muslim-ban_",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Senator Markey on New Trump Administration Travel Ban Executive Order: Once A Muslim Ban, Always A Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M000133",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000133.json",
        "name": "Edward J. Markey",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "MA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://mikethompson.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/thompson-condemns-repackaged-muslim-ban",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Thompson Condemns Repackaged Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "T000460",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000460.json",
        "name": "Mike Thompson",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://welch.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-welch-statement-president-s-revised-muslim-ban-executive-order",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Rep. Welch Statement On The Presidents Revised Muslim Ban Executive Order",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "W000800",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000800.json",
        "name": "Peter Welch",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "VT",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-statement-on-president-trumps-new-muslim-ban",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Schatz Statement On President Trump's New Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "S001194",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001194.json",
        "name": "Brian Schatz",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "HI",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://carson.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/carson-statement-on-president-trumps-new-muslim-ban-executive-order",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Carson Statement on President Trump's New Muslim Ban Executive Order",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001072",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001072.json",
        "name": "André  Carson",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "IN",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://chu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-chu-statement-trump-s-repackaged-muslim-ban",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Rep. Chu Statement on Trumps Repackaged Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "C001080",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001080.json",
        "name": "Judy Chu",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://susandavis.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-susan-davis-refugee-and-muslim-ban-unjust-unnecessary-and",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Rep. Susan Davis: Refugee and Muslim Ban Unjust, Unnecessary, and Unconstitutional",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "D000598",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000598.json",
        "name": "Susan A. Davis",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://roybal-allard.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398233",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Revised Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "R000486",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000486.json",
        "name": "Lucille Roybal-Allard",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "http://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398783",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Hastings Statement on President Trumps Revised Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H000324",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
        "name": "Alcee L. Hastings",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "FL",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.hirono.senate.gov/press-releases/hirono-new-executive-order-still-a-muslim-ban",
        "date": "2017-03-06",
        "title": "Hirono: New Executive Order Still a Muslim Ban",
        "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"
    }, {
        "url": "http://mcgovern.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mcgovern-guest-for-trump-speech-is-top-ranked-transplant-surgeon-worried",
        "date": "2017-02-28",
        "title": "McGovern Guest for Trump Speech is Top Ranked Transplant Surgeon Worried About Muslim Bans Impact on His Family",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M000312",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000312.json",
        "name": "Jim McGovern",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MA",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://hoyer.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=25\u0026itemid=2739",
        "date": "2017-02-21",
        "title": "Hoyer Attends Town Hall Meeting to Discuss President Trump's Muslim Ban",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "H000874",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000874.json",
        "name": "Steny H. Hoyer",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "MD",
        "party": "D"
    }, {
        "url": "https://tomgarrett.house.gov/media/weekly-columns/falsely-calling-recent-immigration-pause-muslim-ban-dangerous",
        "date": "2017-02-13",
        "title": "Falsely calling the recent immigration pause a \"Muslim ban\" is dangerous",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "G000580",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000580.json",
        "name": "Thomas Garrett",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "VA",
        "party": "R"
    }]
}

Get Congressional Statements by Member

To get lists of statements published on a specific member’s congressional website during a particular congress, 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/members/{member-id}/statements/{congress}.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.
congress 113-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001084/statements/115.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,
    "member_id": "C001084",
    "congress": 115,
    "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001084.json",
    "name": "David Cicilline",
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-doj-watchdog-investigate-political-firings-improper-conduct-top-officials",
        "date": "2017-05-11",
        "title": "Cicilline to DOJ Watchdog: Investigate Political Firings, Improper Conduct of Top Officials",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-firing-fbi-director-comey",
        "date": "2017-05-10",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Firing of FBI Director Comey",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": [{
            "name": "James Comey",
            "slug": "james-comey",
            "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/statements/subject/james-comey.json"
        }]
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-house-passage-federal-appropriations-bill",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Federal Appropriations Bill",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-passage-%E2%80%9Chealth-care%E2%80%9D-bill",
        "date": "2017-05-04",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/eda-awards-600k-develop-innovative-business-cluster-providence",
        "date": "2017-05-03",
        "title": "EDA Awards $600K To Develop Innovative Business Cluster in Providence",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-introduces-equality-act-2017",
        "date": "2017-05-02",
        "title": "Cicilline Introduces Equality Act of 2017",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-appropriations-bill",
        "date": "2017-05-01",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Appropriations Bill",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-slams-trumps-executive-order-offshore-drilling",
        "date": "2017-04-28",
        "title": "Cicilline Slams Trump's Executive Order on Offshore Drilling",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-leahy-announce-bipartisan-bill-lower-prescription-drug-costs",
        "date": "2017-04-27",
        "title": "Cicilline, Leahy Announce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/%E2%80%98buffett-rule%E2%80%99-introduced-congress",
        "date": "2017-04-26",
        "title": "Buffett Rule Introduced in Congress",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-asks-doj-inspector-general-investigate-yates-bharara-firings",
        "date": "2017-04-25",
        "title": "Cicilline Asks DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Yates, Bharara Firings",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-holocaust-remembrance-day-3",
        "date": "2017-04-24",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-102nd-anniversary-armenian-genocide",
        "date": "2017-04-24",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on 102nd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/ri-receives-21-million-federal-funds-stem-opioid-crisis",
        "date": "2017-04-21",
        "title": "RI Receives $2.1 Million in Federal Funds to Stem Opioid Crisis",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline%E2%80%99s-make-it-america-bill-closer-becoming-law",
        "date": "2017-04-12",
        "title": "Cicillines Make it in America Bill Closer to Becoming Law",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-calls-sean-spicer%E2%80%99s-resignation",
        "date": "2017-04-11",
        "title": "Cicilline Calls for Sean Spicers Resignation",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-us-military-action-syria",
        "date": "2017-04-07",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on U.S. Military Action in Syria",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-devin-nunes%E2%80%99s-recusal",
        "date": "2017-04-06",
        "title": "Cicilline Statement on Devin Nuness Recusal",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-fighting-new-federal-funding-address-opiate-crisis",
        "date": "2017-04-06",
        "title": "Cicilline Fighting for New Federal Funding to Address Opiate Crisis",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "http://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/whitehouse-and-cicilline-introduce-bill-end-tax-incentive-offshoring-jobs",
        "date": "2017-04-06",
        "title": "Whitehouse and Cicilline Introduce Bill to End Tax Incentive for Offshoring Jobs",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "RI",
        "party": "D",
        "subjects": []
    }]
}

Nominations

Get Recent Nominations by Category

To get lists of presidential nominations for civilian positions, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results for the specified type: received, updated, confirmed or withdrawn.

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 107-115
type received, updated, confirmed, withdrawn

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/confirmed.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.",
    "congress": 115,
    "results": [{
        "id": "PN33",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN33.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Thomas Price",
        "description": "Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.",
        "nominee_state": "GA",
        "committee_id": "SSFI",
        "committee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/represent/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI.json",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-02-10",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47.",
        "organization": "Department of Health and Human Services",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN30",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN30.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Jeff Sessions",
        "description": "Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General.",
        "nominee_state": "AL",
        "committee_id": "SSJU",
        "committee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/represent/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU.json",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-02-08",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47.",
        "organization": "Department of Justice",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN35",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN35.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Elaine L. Chao",
        "description": "Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation.",
        "nominee_state": "KY",
        "committee_id": "SSCM",
        "committee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/represent/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM.json",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-31",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 6.",
        "organization": "Department of Transportation",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN51",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN51.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Nikki R. Haley",
        "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.",
        "nominee_state": "SC",
        "committee_id": "SSFR",
        "committee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/represent/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR.json",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-24",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 4.",
        "organization": "United Nations",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN50",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN50.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Nikki R. Haley",
        "description": "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 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.",
        "nominee_state": "SC",
        "committee_id": "SSFR",
        "committee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/represent/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR.json",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-24",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 4.",
        "organization": "Department of State",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN43",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN43.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "Mike Pompeo",
        "description": "Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice John Owen Brennan.",
        "nominee_state": "KS",
        "committee_id": null,
        "committee_uri": null,
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-23",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 66 - 32.",
        "organization": "Central Intelligence Agency",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN40",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN40.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "John F. Kelly",
        "description": "John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee_id": null,
        "committee_uri": null,
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-20",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 11.",
        "organization": "Department of Homeland Security",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN29",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN29.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "name": "James Mattis",
        "description": "James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.",
        "nominee_state": "WA",
        "committee_id": null,
        "committee_uri": null,
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-20",
        "latest_action_text": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 1.",
        "organization": "Department of Defense",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }]
}

Get a Specific Nomination

To get details about a particular presidential civilian nomination, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/nominees/{nominee-id}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 107-115
nominee-id alphanumeric ID beginning with PN - for example, PN675

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN40.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,
        "id": "PN40",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "description": "John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee_uri": null,
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-20",
        "status": "Confirmed",
        "actions": [{
            "date": "2017-01-20",
            "description": "Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 11."
        }, {
            "date": "2017-01-20",
            "description": "Considered by Senate."
        }, {
            "date": "2017-01-20",
            "description": "Received in the Senate."
        }, {
            "date": "2017-01-10",
            "description": "Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held prior to introduction and/or referral."
        }],
        "votes": [{
            "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/30.json",
            "date": "2017-01-20",
            "roll_call": 30,
            "question": "On the Nomination",
            "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
            "total_yes": 88,
            "total_no": 11,
            "total_not_voting": 1
        }]
    }]
}

Get Nominees by State

To get a list of presidential civilian nominations of individuals from a specific state, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 107-115
state Two-letter state abbreviation

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/state/VA.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.",
    "congress": 115,
    "num_results": 4,
    "state": "VA",
    "results": [{
        "id": "PN59",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN59.json",
        "date_received": "2017-02-08",
        "description": "Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, vice Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee": "Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-02-08",
        "status": "Pending"
    }, {
        "id": "PN58",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN58.json",
        "date_received": "2017-02-01",
        "description": "Steven Andrew Engel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, vice Virginia A. Seitz, resigned.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee": "Committee on the Judiciary",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-02-01",
        "status": "Pending"
    }, {
        "id": "PN40",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN40.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-20",
        "description": "John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee": null,
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-20",
        "status": "Confirmed"
    }, {
        "id": "PN7",
        "uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/nominees/PN7.json",
        "date_received": "2017-01-04",
        "description": "Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.",
        "nominee_state": "VA",
        "committee": "Committee on Foreign Relations",
        "latest_action_date": "2017-01-04",
        "status": "Pending"
    }]
}

Floor Actions

Get Recent House and Senate Floor Actions

To get the latest actions from the House or Senate floor, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results and supports pagination using multiples of 20. The date attribute represents the “legislative day” in which the action took place (actions that occur after midnight often are part of the previous day’s activity).

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 113-115
chamber house or senate

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/floor_updates.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",
         "date": "2017-05-02",
         "num_results": 19,
         "offset": 0,
         "floor_actions": [
              {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:19 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate adjourned at 5:59 PM.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:18 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 3rd and will proceed to a period of Morning Business. A roll call vote is expected on the Motion to Proceed to H.J. Res. 66 (State Savings CRA Resolution of Disapproval) between 10:30-11:00 AM.",
                 "bill_ids": ["hjres66-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:17 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. Res. 149 (World Malaria Day). Agreed to by Voice Vote.",
                 "bill_ids": ["sres149-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:16 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. Res. 137 (National Safe Digging Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.",
                 "bill_ids": ["sres137-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:15 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "H.R. 366 (Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002). Committee Substitutes agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr366-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:14 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "H.R. 274 (To provide reimbursement for the use of modern travel). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr274-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:12 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 61-37.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:14 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate resumed an Executive Session.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. 141 (To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.",
                 "bill_ids": ["s141-115"]
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:12 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:11 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Laid aside.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 10:58:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate convened at 2:15 PM and resumed an Executive Session.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 08:44:21 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate recessed from 12:29-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 08:44:20 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Senate will vote on the nomination at 5:20 PM.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:24 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:23 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:22 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               },
                           {
                 "congress": "115",
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:21 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #36, Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus luncheons.",
                 "bill_ids": []
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get House and Senate Floor Actions by Date

To get actions from the House or Senate floor on a particular date, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results for that date and supports pagination using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/floor_updates/{year}/{month}/{day}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
chamber house or senate
year YYYY format
month MM format
day DD format

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/senate/floor_updates/2017/05/02.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",
         "date": "2017-05-02",
         "num_results": "19",
         "offset": "0",
         "floor_actions": [
              {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:19 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate adjourned at 5:59 PM."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:18 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 3rd and will proceed to a period of Morning Business. A roll call vote is expected on the Motion to Proceed to H.J. Res. 66 (State Savings CRA Resolution of Disapproval) between 10:30-11:00 AM."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:17 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. Res. 149 (World Malaria Day). Agreed to by Voice Vote."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:16 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. Res. 137 (National Safe Digging Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:15 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "H.R. 366 (Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002). Committee Substitutes agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:14 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "H.R. 274 (To provide reimbursement for the use of modern travel). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 14:06:12 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 61-37."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:14 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate resumed an Executive Session."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "S. 141 (To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:12 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 12:08:11 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Laid aside."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 10:58:13 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate convened at 2:15 PM and resumed an Executive Session."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 08:44:21 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate recessed from 12:29-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 08:44:20 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Senate will vote on the nomination at 5:20 PM."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:24 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "Cal. #36, Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:23 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:22 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks."
               },
                           {
                 "timestamp": "2017-05-02 05:54:21 -0400",
                 "date": "2017-05-02",
                 "action_id": "",
                 "description": "The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #36, Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus luncheons."
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Other Responses

Get State Party Counts

To get party membership counts for all states (current Congress only), use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

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

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/states/members/party.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": {
    "senate": [
      {
        "AK": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AL": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AR": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AZ": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CA": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CO": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CT": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "DE": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "FL": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "GA": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "HI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IA": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ID": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IL": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IN": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "KS": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "KY": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "LA": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MA": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MD": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ME": [
          {
            "I": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MN": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MO": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MS": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MT": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NC": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ND": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NE": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NH": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NJ": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NM": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NV": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NY": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OH": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OK": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OR": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "PA": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "RI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "SC": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "SD": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "TN": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "TX": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "UT": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "VA": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "VT": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "I": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WA": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WI": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WV": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WY": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
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          }
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        "AL": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "6"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AR": [
          {
            "REP": "4"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AS": [
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "AZ": [
          {
            "DEM": "4"
          },
          {
            "REP": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CA": [
          {
            "DEM": "39"
          },
          {
            "REP": "14"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CO": [
          {
            "DEM": "3"
          },
          {
            "REP": "4"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "CT": [
          {
            "DEM": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "DC": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "DE": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "FL": [
          {
            "DEM": "10"
          },
          {
            "REP": "17"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "GA": [
          {
            "DEM": "4"
          },
          {
            "REP": "10"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "GU": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "HI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IA": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "3"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ID": [
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IL": [
          {
            "DEM": "10"
          },
          {
            "REP": "8"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "IN": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          },
          {
            "REP": "7"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "KS": [
          {
            "REP": "4"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "KY": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "LA": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MA": [
          {
            "DEM": "9"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MD": [
          {
            "DEM": "7"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ME": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MI": [
          {
            "DEM": "5"
          },
          {
            "REP": "9"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MN": [
          {
            "DEM": "5"
          },
          {
            "REP": "3"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MO": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          },
          {
            "REP": "6"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MP": [
          {
            "I": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MS": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "3"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "MT": [
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NC": [
          {
            "DEM": "3"
          },
          {
            "REP": "10"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "ND": [
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NE": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NH": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NJ": [
          {
            "DEM": "6"
          },
          {
            "REP": "6"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NM": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NV": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "3"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "NY": [
          {
            "DEM": "18"
          },
          {
            "REP": "9"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OH": [
          {
            "DEM": "4"
          },
          {
            "REP": "11"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OK": [
          {
            "REP": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "OR": [
          {
            "DEM": "4"
          },
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "PA": [
          {
            "DEM": "5"
          },
          {
            "REP": "13"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "PR": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "RI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "SC": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          },
          {
            "REP": "6"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "SD": [
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "TN": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          },
          {
            "REP": "7"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "TX": [
          {
            "DEM": "11"
          },
          {
            "REP": "25"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "UT": [
          {
            "REP": "4"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "VA": [
          {
            "DEM": "3"
          },
          {
            "REP": "8"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "VI": [
          {
            "DEM": "2"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "VT": [
          {
            "DEM": "1"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WA": [
          {
            "DEM": "6"
          },
          {
            "REP": "4"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WI": [
          {
            "DEM": "3"
          },
          {
            "REP": "5"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WV": [
          {
            "REP": "3"
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "WY": [
          {
            "REP": "1"
          }
        ]
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}

Lists of Committees

To get a list of Senate, House or joint committees, including their subcommittees, use the following URI structure.

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 110-115
chamber house, senate or joint

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees.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": 20,
        "committees": [{
                "id": "SSAF",
                "name": "Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF.json",
                "chair": "Pat Roberts",
                "chair_id": "R000307",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "KS",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000307.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "S000770",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSAF13",
                        "name": "Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF13.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAF14",
                        "name": "Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF14.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAF15",
                        "name": "Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF15.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAF17",
                        "name": "Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF17.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAF16",
                        "name": "Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF16.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSAP",
                "name": "Committee on Appropriations",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP.json",
                "chair": "Thad Cochran",
                "chair_id": "C000567",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "MS",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000567.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "M000702",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSAP18",
                        "name": "Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP18.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP16",
                        "name": "Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP16.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP22",
                        "name": "Energy and Water Development Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP22.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP20",
                        "name": "State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP20.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP14",
                        "name": "Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP14.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP17",
                        "name": "Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP17.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP24",
                        "name": "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP24.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP08",
                        "name": "Legislative Branch Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP08.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP01",
                        "name": "Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP01.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP02",
                        "name": "Department of Defense Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP02.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP19",
                        "name": "Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP19.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAP23",
                        "name": "Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAP/subcommittees/SSAP23.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSAS",
                "name": "Committee on Armed Services",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS.json",
                "chair": "John McCain",
                "chair_id": "M000303",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "AZ",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000303.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "R000122",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSAS16",
                        "name": "Strategic Forces Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS16.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS20",
                        "name": "Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS20.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS17",
                        "name": "Personnel Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS17.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS13",
                        "name": "SeaPower Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS13.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS14",
                        "name": "Airland Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS14.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS15",
                        "name": "Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS15.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSAS21",
                        "name": "Cybersecurity Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAS/subcommittees/SSAS21.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSBK",
                "name": "Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.banking.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK.json",
                "chair": "Michael D. Crapo",
                "chair_id": "C000880",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "ID",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000880.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "B000944",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSBK04",
                        "name": "Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK/subcommittees/SSBK04.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSBK09",
                        "name": "Housing, Transportation, and Community Development",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK/subcommittees/SSBK09.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSBK12",
                        "name": "Economic Policy Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK/subcommittees/SSBK12.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSBK05",
                        "name": "National Security and  International Trade and Finance",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK/subcommittees/SSBK05.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSBK08",
                        "name": "Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBK/subcommittees/SSBK08.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSCM",
                "name": "Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM.json",
                "chair": "John Thune",
                "chair_id": "T000250",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "SD",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "N000032",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSCM24",
                        "name": "Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM24.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSCM01",
                        "name": "Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM01.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSCM22",
                        "name": "Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM22.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSCM20",
                        "name": "Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM20.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSCM26",
                        "name": "Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM26.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSCM25",
                        "name": "Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM/subcommittees/SSCM25.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSEG",
                "name": "Committee on Energy and Natural Resources",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG.json",
                "chair": "Lisa Murkowski",
                "chair_id": "M001153",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "AK",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001153.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "C000127",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSEG03",
                        "name": "Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG/subcommittees/SSEG03.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEG04",
                        "name": "National Parks Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG/subcommittees/SSEG04.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEG07",
                        "name": "Water and Power Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG/subcommittees/SSEG07.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEG01",
                        "name": "Energy Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG/subcommittees/SSEG01.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSEV",
                "name": "Committee on Environment and Public Works",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEV.json",
                "chair": "John Barrasso",
                "chair_id": "B001261",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "WY",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001261.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "B000711",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSEV15",
                        "name": "Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEV/subcommittees/SSEV15.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEV09",
                        "name": "Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEV/subcommittees/SSEV09.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEV10",
                        "name": "Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEV/subcommittees/SSEV10.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSEV08",
                        "name": "Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEV/subcommittees/SSEV08.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSFI",
                "name": "Committee on Finance",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.finance.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI.json",
                "chair": "Orrin G. Hatch",
                "chair_id": "H000338",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "UT",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000338.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "W000779",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSFI13",
                        "name": "International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI13.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFI12",
                        "name": "Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI12.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFI14",
                        "name": "Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI14.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFI10",
                        "name": "Health Care Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI10.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFI02",
                        "name": "Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI02.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFI11",
                        "name": "Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFI/subcommittees/SSFI11.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSFR",
                "name": "Committee on Foreign Relations",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.foreign.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR.json",
                "chair": "Bob Corker",
                "chair_id": "C001071",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "TN",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001071.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "C000141",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSFR09",
                        "name": "Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR09.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR01",
                        "name": "Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR01.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR02",
                        "name": "East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR02.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR07",
                        "name": "Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR07.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR06",
                        "name": "Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR06.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR14",
                        "name": "State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR14.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSFR15",
                        "name": "Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSFR/subcommittees/SSFR15.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSHR",
                "name": "Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.help.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSHR.json",
                "chair": "Lamar Alexander",
                "chair_id": "A000360",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "TN",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000360.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "M001111",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSHR09",
                        "name": "Children and Families Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSHR/subcommittees/SSHR09.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSHR11",
                        "name": "Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSHR/subcommittees/SSHR11.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSHR12",
                        "name": "Primary Health and Retirement Security Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSHR/subcommittees/SSHR12.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSGA",
                "name": "Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSGA.json",
                "chair": "Ron Johnson",
                "chair_id": "J000293",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "WI",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000293.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "C000174",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSGA01",
                        "name": "Investigations Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSGA/subcommittees/SSGA01.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSGA19",
                        "name": "Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSGA/subcommittees/SSGA19.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSGA18",
                        "name": "Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSGA/subcommittees/SSGA18.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SLIA",
                "name": "Committee on Indian Affairs",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.indian.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SLIA.json",
                "chair": "John Hoeven",
                "chair_id": "H001061",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "ND",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001061.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "B001261",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SSRA",
                "name": "Committee on Rules and Administration",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.rules.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSRA.json",
                "chair": "Richard C. Shelby",
                "chair_id": "S000320",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "AL",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000320.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "S000148",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SSSB",
                "name": "Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSSB.json",
                "chair": "Jim Risch",
                "chair_id": "R000584",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "ID",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000584.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "S001181",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SSBU",
                "name": "Committee on the Budget",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.budget.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSBU.json",
                "chair": "Michael B. Enzi",
                "chair_id": "E000285",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "WY",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/E000285.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "S000033",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SSJU",
                "name": "Committee on the Judiciary",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU.json",
                "chair": "Charles E. Grassley",
                "chair_id": "G000386",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "IA",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000386.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "L000174",
                "subcommittees": [{
                        "id": "SSJU01",
                        "name": "Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU01.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSJU23",
                        "name": "Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU23.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSJU04",
                        "name": "Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU04.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSJU22",
                        "name": "Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU22.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSJU21",
                        "name": "Constitution Subcommittee",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU21.json"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "SSJU25",
                        "name": "Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts",
                        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSJU/subcommittees/SSJU25.json"
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "id": "SSVA",
                "name": "Committee on Veterans' Affairs",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.veterans.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSVA.json",
                "chair": "Johnny Isakson",
                "chair_id": "I000055",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "GA",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/I000055.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "B001277",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SLET",
                "name": "Select Committee on Ethics",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SLET.json",
                "chair": "Johnny Isakson",
                "chair_id": "I000055",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "GA",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/I000055.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "I000055",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SLIN",
                "name": "Select Committee on Intelligence",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SLIN.json",
                "chair": "Richard M. Burr",
                "chair_id": "B001135",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "NC",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001135.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "C000286",
                "subcommittees": []
            },
            {
                "id": "SPAG",
                "name": "Special Committee on Aging",
                "chamber": "Senate",
                "url": "https://www.aging.senate.gov/",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SPAG.json",
                "chair": "Susan Collins",
                "chair_id": "C001035",
                "chair_party": "R",
                "chair_state": "ME",
                "chair_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001035.json",
                "ranking_member_id": "M001170",
                "subcommittees": []
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get a Specific Committee

To get information about a single Senate or House committee, including the members of that committee, use the following URI structure. The committee ids can be found in the committee list responses.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/committees/{committee-id}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 110-115
chamber house, senate or joint
committee-id Committee abbreviation, for example HSAG. Use the full committees response to find abbreviations.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF.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",
         "id": "SSAF",
         "name": "Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry",
         "url": "https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/",
         "num_results": 20,
         "chair": "Pat Roberts",
         "chair_id": "R000307",
         "chair_party": "R",
         "chair_state": "KS",
         "ranking_member_id": "S000770",
         "current_members": [
              {
                 "id": "V000128",
                 "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/V000128.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"MD",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000555",
                 "name": "Kirsten E. Gillibrand",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000555.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"NY",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000386",
                 "name": "Charles E. Grassley",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000386.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"IA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001069",
                 "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001069.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"ND",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001061",
                 "name": "John Hoeven",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001061.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"ND",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "K000367",
                 "name": "Amy Klobuchar",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000367.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"MN",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "L000174",
                 "name": "Patrick J. Leahy",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000174.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"VT",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "S001202",
                 "name": "Luther Strange",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001202.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"AL",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001267",
                 "name": "Michael Bennet",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001267.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"CO",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "M000355",
                 "name": "Mitch McConnell",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000355.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"KY",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001236",
                 "name": "John Boozman",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001236.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"AR",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B000944",
                 "name": "Sherrod Brown",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000944.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"OH",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "P000612",
                 "name": "David Perdue",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000612.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"GA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C001070",
                 "name": "Bob Casey",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001070.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"PA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C000567",
                 "name": "Thad Cochran",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C000567.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"MS",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "D000618",
                 "name": "Steve Daines",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000618.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"MT",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "D000607",
                 "name": "Joe Donnelly",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000607.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"IN",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "E000295",
                 "name": "Joni Ernst",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/E000295.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"IA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "T000250",
                 "name": "John Thune",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": null,
                 "state":"SD",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "R000307",
                 "name": "Pat Roberts",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000307.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 1,
                 "state":"KS",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               },
                           {
                 "id": "S000770",
                 "name": "Debbie Stabenow",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000770.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 1,
                 "state":"MI",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03"
               }
             ]
          ,
          "former_members": [
              {
                 "id": "S001141",
                 "name": "Jeff Sessions",
                 "party": "R",
                 "chamber": "senate",
                 "state":"AL",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": "2017-01-03",
                 "end_date": "2017-02-08",
                 "url": ""
               }
             ],
          "subcommittees": [
            {
               "id": "SSAF13",
               "name": "Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management",
               "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF13.json"
            },
                      {
               "id": "SSAF14",
               "name": "Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources Subcommittee",
               "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF14.json"
            },
                      {
               "id": "SSAF15",
               "name": "Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation Subcommittee",
               "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF15.json"
            },
                      {
               "id": "SSAF17",
               "name": "Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security",
               "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF17.json"
            },
                      {
               "id": "SSAF16",
               "name": "Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research",
               "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSAF/subcommittees/SSAF16.json"
            }
          ]
      }

   ]
}

Get Recent Committee Hearings

To get a list of 20 upcoming Senate or House committee meetings, use the following URI structure. Previous congresses will return the 20 latest by date. The request supports pagination.

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 114-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/committees/hearings.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",
         "num_results": 20,
         "offset": 0,
         "hearings": [
              {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Foreign Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSFA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSFA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-28",
                 "time": "10:00:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2172",
                 "description": "H. Res. 422, H.R. 425, H.R. 1196, H.R. 2658, H.R. 3320, H.R. 3329, H.R. 3342, and H.R. 3445",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr2658-115","hr3320-115","hr3342-115","hr3445-115","hr3329-115"],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106440",
                 "meeting_type": "Markup"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on the Judiciary",
                 "committee_code": "HSJU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSJU.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-28",
                 "time": "09:30:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2141",
                 "description": "Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106432",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Science, Space, and Technology",
                 "committee_code": "HSSY",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSSY.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-28",
                 "time": "09:30:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2318",
                 "description": "The Great American Eclipse: To Totality and Beyond",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106436",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Financial Services",
                 "committee_code": "HSBA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSBA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-28",
                 "time": "09:30:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2128",
                 "description": "Examining Insurance for Nonprofit Organizations",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106442",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence",
                 "committee_code": "HSIG",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSIG.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-28",
                 "time": "09:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL TBD",
                 "description": "Full Committee Hearing: Document Production (Open)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106438",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "committee": "Committee on Indian Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "SLIA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SLIA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:30:00",
                 "location": "SD-628",
                 "description": "An oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office reports on human trafficking of Native Americans in the United States.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "",
                 "meeting_type": ""
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Foreign Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSFA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSFA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:30:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2172",
                 "description": "Burmas Brutal Campaign Against the Rohingya",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106434",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Natural Resources",
                 "committee_code": "HSII",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSII.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "LHOB 1334",
                 "description": "Oversight Hearing: "Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests."",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106439",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Foreign Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSFA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSFA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2200",
                 "description": "Rwanda: Democracy Thwarted",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106435",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Veterans' Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSVR",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSVR.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "CHOB 334",
                 "description": "How to Improve Access to GI Bill Approved Apprenticeship Programs and How these Programs Benefit Veterans",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106416",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Oversight and Government Reform",
                 "committee_code": "HSGO",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSGO.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2154",
                 "description": "Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106433",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "committee": "Committee on Energy and Natural Resources",
                 "committee_code": "SSEG",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSEG.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "SD-366",
                 "description": "Hearings to examine encouraging the next generation to visit National Parks.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "",
                 "meeting_type": ""
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Veterans' Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSVR",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSVR.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "10:30:00",
                 "location": "CHOB 334",
                 "description": "Pending Legislation",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106415",
                 "meeting_type": "Markup"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Financial Services",
                 "committee_code": "HSBA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSBA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "10:30:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2128",
                 "description": "Overview of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106441",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Foreign Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "HSFA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSFA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "10:00:00",
                 "location": "RHOB 2172",
                 "description": "The Presidents FY 2018 Budget Request for Afghanistan and Pakistan",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106437",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "committee": "Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs",
                 "committee_code": "SSGA",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSGA.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "10:00:00",
                 "location": "SD-342",
                 "description": "Hearings to examine threats to the homeland.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "",
                 "meeting_type": ""
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Agriculture",
                 "committee_code": "HSAG",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSAG.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "10:00:00",
                 "location": "LHOB 1300",
                 "description": "Examining the 2017 Agenda for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106430",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Natural Resources",
                 "committee_code": "HSII",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSII.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-27",
                 "time": "09:30:00",
                 "location": "LHOB 1334",
                 "description": "Oversight Hearing titled Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106429",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "Senate",
                 "committee": "Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation",
                 "committee_code": "SSCM",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/committees/SSCM.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-26",
                 "time": "14:30:00",
                 "location": "SR-253",
                 "description": "Hearings to examine Federal Trade Commission stakeholder perspectives, focusing on reform proposals to improve fairness, innovation, and consumer welfare.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "",
                 "meeting_type": ""
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Homeland Security",
                 "committee_code": "HSHM",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSHM.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-26",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL HVC-210",
                 "description": "DHS Financial Systems: Will Modernization Ever Be Achieved.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106355",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get Hearings for a Specific Committee

To get a list of hearings for a specific Senate or House committee, use the following URI structure. Returns the 20 most recent hearings and supports pagination.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/committees/{committee-id}/hearings.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 114-115
chamber house or senate
committee-id Optional committee abbreviation, for example HSAG. Use the full committees response to find abbreviations.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU/hearings.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",
         "num_results": 20,
         "offset": 0,
         "hearings": [
              {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-25",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 2824Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (Rules Committee Print 115-33, showing the text of H.R. 2824 as ordered reported by the Committee Ways and Means); H.R. 2792Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr2824-115","hr2792-115"],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106424",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-12",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 3697Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr3697-115"],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106406",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-07",
                 "time": "21:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "Senate amendment to H.R. 601READ Act [Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package]",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr601-115","hres509-115"],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106405",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-09-06",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 3354Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-31, showing the text of H.R. 3354, H.R. 3268, H.R. 3267, H.R. 3280, H.R. 3355, H.R. 3358, H.R. 3362, H.R. 3353 as reported by the Committee on Appropriations with modifications.)",
                 "bill_ids": ["hr3354-115","hr3267-115","hr3268-115","hr3280-115","hr3353-115","hr3355-115","hr3358-115","hr3362-115","hres504-115"],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106403",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-27",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 3180Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106348",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-25",
                 "time": "14:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 3219Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-30, showing the text of H.R. 3219, H.R. 3162, H.R. 2998, and H.R. 3266 as reported by the Committee on Appropriations with modifications.)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106346",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-24",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.J.Res. 111Providing 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.; H.R. 3219Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-30, showing the text of H.R. 3219, H.R. 3162, H.R. 2998, and H.R. 3266 as reported by the Committee on Appropriations with modifications.)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106332",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-18",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 218King Cove Road Land Exchange Act (Rules Committee Print 115-27, showing the text of H.R. 218 as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources); H.R. 2910Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (Rules Committee Print 115-28, showing the text of H.R. 2910 as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce); H.R. 2883Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (Rules Committee Print 115-29, showing the text of H.R. 2883 as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106298",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-17",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 806Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-26, showing the text of H.R. 806 as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106295",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-07-12",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 2810National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Rules Committee Print 115-23, showing the text as ordered reported by the Committee on Armed Services)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106245",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-27",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 3003No Sanctuary for Criminals Act; H.R. 3004Kates Law",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106201",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-21",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 2842Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (Rules Committee Print 115-22, showing the text of H.R. 2842 as ordered reported by the Committee on Ways and Means)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106167",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-20",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 1654Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act; H.R. 1873Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106165",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-13",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 1215Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-10, showing the text of H.R. 1215 as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106125",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-12",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "S. 1094Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017; H.R. 2372VETERAN Act; H.R. 2579Broader Options for Americans Act; H.R. 2581Verify First Act",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106119",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-06-06",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 10Financial CHOICE Act of 2017; H.R. 2213Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106080",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-05-23",
                 "time": "15:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 1761Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-19, showing the text of H.R. 1761, as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary); H.R. 1973Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-20, showing the text of H.R. 1973 as ordered reported by the Committee on Judiciary)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106040",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-05-22",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 953Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-21, showing the text of H.R. 953 as ordered reported by the Committee on Agriculture)",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106036",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-05-16",
                 "time": "17:00:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 115Thin Blue Line Act (Rules Committee Print 115-17, showing the text of H.R 115 as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary); H.R. 1039Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=105959",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               },
                           {
                 "chamber": "House",
                 "committee": "Committee on Rules",
                 "committee_code": "HSRU",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSRU.json",
                 "date": "2017-05-03",
                 "time": "20:30:00",
                 "location": "CAPITOL H-313",
                 "description": "H.R. 1628American Health Care Act of 2017 [Meeting III]; H.R. 2192To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.",
                 "bill_ids": [],
                 "url": "http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=105944",
                 "meeting_type": "Hearing"
               }
             ]
      }
   ]
}

Get a Specific Subcommittee

To get information about a single Senate or House subcommittee, including the members of that subcommittee, use the following URI structure. The subcommittee ids can be found in the committee list or detail responses.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/committees/{committee-id}/subcommittees/{subcommittee-id}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 114-115
chamber house, senate or joint
committee-id Committee abbreviation, for example HSAG. Use the full committees response to find abbreviations.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/committees/HSAS/subcommittees/HSAS28.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",
         "id": "HSAS28",
         "name": "Seapower and Projection Forces",
         "committee_id": "HSAS",
         "committee_name": "Committee on Armed Services",
         "committee_url": "https://armedservices.house.gov/",
         "chair": "Robert J. Wittman",
         "chair_id": "W000804",
         "chair_party": "R",
         "chair_state": "VA",
         "ranking_member_id": "C001069",
         "num_results": 20,
         "current_members": [
              {
                 "id": "W000804",
                 "name": "Robert J. Wittman",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000804.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 1,
                 "state":"VA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C001069",
                 "name": "Joe Courtney",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001069.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 1,
                 "state":"CT",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "D000598",
                 "name": "Susan A. Davis",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000598.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 2,
                 "state":"CA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C001062",
                 "name": "K. Michael Conaway",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001062.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 2,
                 "state":"TX",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "L000559",
                 "name": "Jim Langevin",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000559.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 3,
                 "state":"RI",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001053",
                 "name": "Vicky Hartzler",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001053.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 3,
                 "state":"MO",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001245",
                 "name": "Madeleine Z. Bordallo",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001245.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 4,
                 "state":"GU",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001289",
                 "name": "Bradley Byrne",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001289.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 4,
                 "state":"AL",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "D000616",
                 "name": "Scott DesJarlais",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000616.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 5,
                 "state":"TN",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000559",
                 "name": "John Garamendi",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000559.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 5,
                 "state":"CA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "N000188",
                 "name": "Donald W. Norcross",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000188.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 6,
                 "state":"NJ",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "G000579",
                 "name": "Mike Gallagher",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000579.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 6,
                 "state":"WI",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "M001196",
                 "name": "Seth Moulton",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001196.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 7,
                 "state":"MA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001048",
                 "name": "Duncan D. Hunter",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001048.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 7,
                 "state":"CA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "H001050",
                 "name": "Colleen Hanabusa",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001050.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 8,
                 "state":"HI",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "C001094",
                 "name": "Paul Cook",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/C001094.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 8,
                 "state":"CA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "M001200",
                 "name": "A. Donald McEachin",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001200.json",
                 "party": "D",
                 "side": "minority",
                 "rank_in_party": 9,
                 "state":"VA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "B001283",
                 "name": "Jim Bridenstine",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001283.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 9,
                 "state":"OK",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "K000387",
                 "name": "Steve Knight",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000387.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 10,
                 "state":"CA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               },
                           {
                 "id": "A000374",
                 "name": "Ralph Abraham",
                 "api_uri":"https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/A000374.json",
                 "party": "R",
                 "side": "majority",
                 "rank_in_party": 11,
                 "state":"LA",
                 "note": null,
                 "begin_date": null
               }
             ]
          ,
          "former_members": [
]
      }
   ]
}