Use GovTrack to research and track legislation in the United States Congress, including Members of Congress, bills and resolutions, voting records, and committee activity.
Members of Congress
Use our Congressional directory to research current senators and representatives and all Members of Congress dating back to the founding of our nation. We also compute statistics such as ideology, leadership, and missed votes.
Track Members of Congress to be alerted when they introduce new bills or vote.
Bills & Resolutions
GovTrack follows the status of all bills in Congress from introduction to enactment. Read the text of bills and see how bills change through their life cycle.
Track bills by subject or keyword to be alerted when legislation you are interested in is introduced or moves through the House and Senate.
Our votes database tracks the votes of Members of Congress on bills and procedural motions from 1789 to the present.
Track votes to be alerted after every vote in Congress.
Congress divides its work into committees and subcommittees where most of the policymaking process occurs. Use the committees database to see where legislation is being debated.
Track committees to be alerted when legislation in a subject area of interest to you is introduced or acted on.
Branches of Government
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