the /unitedstates project

/unitedstates is a shared commons of data and tools for the United States. Made by the public, used by the public.

Featuring work from people with the Sunlight Foundation, GovTrack.us, the New York Times, and the Internet.

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More about why we're doing this.

More projects at work over at github.com/unitedstates.

Design adapted from dccode.org.

/congress-legislators

Detailed data on members of Congress, past and present.

/congress

Scrapers and parsers for the work of Congress, all day, every day.

/citation

Stand-alone legal citation detector. Text in, citations out.

/uscode

Parser for the US Code.

/licensing

Policy guidelines for the licensing of US government information.

/bill-nicknames

Tiny spreadsheet of common nicknames for bills and laws.

/districts

GeoJSON and other shape files for US districts and states.

/images

Public domain photos of members of the US Congress.

/inspectors-general

Gathering the work of Inspectors General from across the US government. Contribute a scraper!

/contact-congress

Sending electronic written messages to members of Congress by reverse engineering their contact forms.

Content on this page is dedicated to the public domain under a CC0 License.