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Ted Cruz’s bill would increase penalties for illegal re-entry into U.S.

The issue of immigration has played a central role in the presidential race, particularly on the Republican side. Among the three top… Read More »

Feb 25, 2016 1:51 p.m.

Bill would only use federal funds for science if in the “national interest”

Last week the House passed a bill, originally filed in the House Science Committee, that many critics contend is anti-science. Read More »

Feb 25, 2016 7:36 a.m.

The “Flamethrowers? Really? Act” is “really” a bill to regulate the weapon

Most bills in Congress have long and technical names, ones that few people can memorize. The most famous bill of this decade, “The Patient… Read More »

Feb 24, 2016 7:24 a.m.

Email Privacy Act, to require a warrant to search email, has 310 cosponsors and finally set to be…

The bill introduced during this Congress with the most cosponsors is the Email Privacy Act, with 310 cosponsors, a bipartisan mix of 194… Read More »

Feb 24, 2016 6:57 a.m.

Obama signs dyslexia research bill

Last week, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan measure that directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to set aside at least $2… Read More »

Feb 24, 2016 6:47 a.m.

House Republicans Pass Bill to Limit Federal Banking Regulation

The Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, H.R. Read More »

Feb 14, 2016 5:06 p.m.

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Presidential Candidates Miss Votes

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 11:56 p.m.

Update: Check out our real-time presidential candidates missed votes tracker. ————— The 2016 presidential candidates are under a lot of scrutiny right now, and the ... Read More »

No Speaker since 1933 was elected with more than one vote from the minority party

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 2:59 p.m.

With the Republican party now selecting their nominee for the next Speaker of the House, there’s been some discussion of whether a moderate Republican candidate ... Read More »

GovTrack Updates for Spring/Summer 2015

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Here’s what’s new on GovTrack this Spring & Summer: GovTrack Insider After running a summer-long experiment with intern Ben, we successfully funded the launch of ... Read More »

Users report GovTrack makes them more confident about approaching government

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 6:49 p.m.

This summer GovTrack ran a survey of its users to learn more about the site’s effectiveness. The survey, run in collaboration with mySociety, revealed something ... Read More »