Google Public Policy Blog :: As part of its ongoing effort to promote openness and transparency, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for an appropriations bill that directs a task force to examine and expedite the process of disclosing large amounts of legislative data to the public. Even before the bill was passed, Congressional leadership issued a statement on the importance of transparency and requested for the task force to begin its work immediately.
[Seth Webb:] We believe the ability to download bulk legislative data in formats like XML on a regular basis provides tremendous benefits. Website and app developers can use such data to provide up-to-date information on bills. Researchers can use it to perform studies. And politically-curious citizens can use it to follow legislation moving its way through Congress.
Continue to read Seth Webb, Senior Policy Maker, googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.de
HT: Sean Patterson, WebProNews