www.GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans participate in their national legislature. Launched in 2004 to advocate for greater transparency from Congress, it is one of the most visited government transparency websites in the world and spurred the world-wide open government data movement.
“As a reference and legislative tracking tool for the U.S. Congress we publish the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, original research on bills and votes, and congressional misconduct.” – Joshua Tauberer, Ph.D., Founder
What you can do on GovTrack.us
Use GovTrack to track bills for updates by getting alerts and understand the broader context of legislation through our statistical analyses. Read our original research on GovTrack Insider. GovTrack was the first to create comprehensive open data about Congress, and we have successfully lobbied Congress to make more and better legislative information available to the public.
Who we are
GovTrack is a project of Civic Impulse, LLC, a completely independent entity which is wholly owned by its operator and receives no funding in any form from outside organizations. We have no financers, sponsors, investors, or partners, nor do we have any affiliation or relationship (financial or otherwise) with any political party, government agency, or any other outside group or persons.
Help us open government.
Join the movement to make our government more open and effective. We pay our operating costs through our advertising revenue and crowdfunding (support us on Patreon; see our 2015 project on Kickstarter). We’re a small organization with four part-time staff members. Joshua Tauberer, an entrepreneur and technology consultant living in Washington, DC. started GovTrack as a hobby in 2004. He is the organization’s founder and president.