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US Congress API

Jan - 9 - 2009
Nicole C. Engard

Okay – now this is just sad – not sad that the US Congress has an API – but sad that the government has an API before most ILSes.

The New York Times has just announced its new Congress API, which provides capability for developers to access to four sets of data about US Congressional representatives and their votes: “a list of members for a given Congress and chamber, details of a specific roll-call vote, biographical and role information about a specific member of Congress, and a member’s most recent positions on roll-call votes” (see Congress API profile for details).

This news from ProgrammableWeb.

One Response so far.

  1. Peter Murray says:

    Well, it isn’t the government providing the API (it is the New York Times), so I feel some solace. Perhaps it is like saying that OCLC is providing an API for API-less ILSes via the WorldCat Developer Network?


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