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. These subjects are not automatically assigned but are manually curated by ProPublica, although they are based on legislative subjects produced by the Library of Congress.

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. These subjects are not automatically assigned but are manually curated by ProPublica, although they are based on legislative subjects produced by the Library of Congress. We advise using the statement search response for a more complete listing of statements about a keyword or phrase.

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": []
    }]
}

Get Congressional Statements by Bill

To get lists of statements that mention a specific bill within a 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/{congress}/bills/{bill-id}/statements.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 113-115
bill-id a bill slug, for example s19 - these can be found in bill responses.

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s19/statements.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2018 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 13,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "url": "https://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/3/sen-moran-applauds-inclusion-of-provisions-in-fcc-reauthorization-broadcaster-repack-appropriations-in-omnibus-agreement",
        "date": "2018-03-22",
        "title": "Sen. Moran Applauds Inclusion of Provisions in FCC Reauthorization, Broadcaster Repack Appropriations in Omnibus Agreement",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "M000934",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000934.json",
        "name": "Jerry Moran",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "KS",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://tipton.house.gov/media/press-releases/tipton-votes-bolster-broadband-development",
        "date": "2018-03-06",
        "title": "Tipton Votes to Bolster Broadband Development",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "T000470",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000470.json",
        "name": "Scott Tipton",
        "chamber": "House",
        "state": "CO",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ContentRecord_id=3B8D1601-D105-45F8-AD60-BEA48570F3C4",
        "date": "2018-02-12",
        "title": "Heller Welcomes White House Push to Upgrade Americas Infrastructure",
        "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.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ContentRecord_id=72A851C8-587A-4786-91B7-A0FB5C81940F",
        "date": "2018-02-02",
        "title": "In Case You Missed It: Heller Efforts Highlighted During the State of the Union",
        "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.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ContentRecord_id=95145F74-65C9-490B-B7A5-47E4C0FA9FC3",
        "date": "2018-01-09",
        "title": "Heller Applauds Presidents Push to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Communities",
        "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.thune.senate.gov//public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=75B5AEA7-234B-457A-8360-3DD43D589C31",
        "date": "2017-08-03",
        "title": "Thune Applauds Senate Passage of His MOBILE NOW Act",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "T000250",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
        "name": "John Thune",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "SD",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.thune.senate.gov//public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=75B5AEA7-234B-457A-8360-3DD43D589C31",
        "date": "2017-08-03",
        "title": "Thune Applauds Senate Passage of His MOBILE NOW Act",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "T000250",
        "congress": 115,
        "member_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000250.json",
        "name": "John Thune",
        "chamber": "Senate",
        "state": "SD",
        "party": "R",
        "subjects": []
    }, {
        "url": "https://www.thune.senate.gov//public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=07E7CBAF-58C2-432E-AA14-C912986F73B9",
        "date": "2017-08-03",
        "title": "Senate Passes Three Thune-Sponsored Technology and Telecommunications Bills",
        "statement_type": "Press Release",
        "member_id": "T000250",
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