WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apps42, Ltd. announces the release of CongressVotes 112, the 2.0 version of its Government Transparency Series. CongressVotes is designed as the go-to resource for involved citizens as well as legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Updated throughout the day, this feature-rich app combines lawmakers, all legislation, and voting records with title keyword searches for the 112th U.S. Congress.
Apps42 has also just released CongressVotes 111, a free app which provides a historical perspective to the 111th Congress. It's a great way to test drive the shared features of the current CongressVotes 112 app.
Both versions of CongressVotes offer access to every senator and representative in the current Congress. Search by Senate, House, legislator, state, and zip code for contact information, links to websites, committee assignments, and affiliations.
"What sets CongressVotes 112 apart are the legislative record daily updates. And it's important to have multiple points of access. With CongressVotes, you are able to find information on bills by number, title, keywords, and phrases," states Jack Angelo, founder of Apps42. Bill data includes current status, last action, roll call votes, title, summary, sponsors and co-sponsors. CongressVotes links directly to Thomas.gov for an in-depth review of the entire bill.
"The Watch List feature tracks how legislators are voting. With this mashup of legislators, legislation, and voting records, you can build your own Watch List to track selected lawmakers and legislation. Follow how they voted on any roll call vote in Congress," said Angelo.
Committed to mobile government transparency, Apps42 uses only trusted nonpartisan sources for its information -- Govtrack.us, Project Votesmart, OpenCongress.org, and Thomas.gov.
CongressVotes 112 ($4.99) and Congress 111(free) are designed for iPhone & iPod touch and are available for download in the Apple Store.
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