New Senate Database: Check Up on the Roly-Polies
On the heels of our set of webpages for progressive tracking of members of the House of Representatives comes a new set of webpages for progressive tracking of members of the United States Senate.
On both sets of webpages, you can check in for daily-updated legislative records of members of Congress on bills of progressive interest. Every member can be found listed by alphabetical order, by state, or by ranking. That’s right, each member has a ranking called a Progressive Action Score, which is the percentage of the progressive legislative actions (voting on or cosponsoring bills) we’ve identified that the member has engaged in.
What can you do with this information, oh citizen of a still-mostly-free-republic? After checking up on your Representative and Senators, you can contact them (yes, we have that information as well) and give them a piece of your encouraging or discouraging mind. You can also use the still-mostly-free-press to publicly expose their misdeeds or inaction and shame them into better behavior, through that wonderful beastie called the “letter to the editor.”
We’re not done introducing features yet. But this should be a goodly amount to chew on for a while. Meanwhile, please do share your comments and suggestions, since this is a work in progress and we’re learning as we do.