Fiscal Encounters
May 4, 2015 7:26 PM   Subscribe

Is there anything that does with US congressional data the same thing Fatal Encounters does with police data?

Specifically, has there been an effort to keep a (crowdsourced) database of congressional votes according to things like funds received by individual congress members for a given vote? At its most cynical, I suppose this would be the same as a price tag or branding.

I'm aware of the apps that do things like overlay summary information about a legislator's top donors when you see their names on the web. And I'm aware the voting records are available right on the US Senate's website. But is there anywhere where both sides of the equation are available in one comprehensive package?
posted by Johann Georg Faust to Law & Government (2 answers total)
Best answer: Sunlight Foundation has the ROI on lobbying by tax rate.

They also have tons of tools and APIs in case you have something else in mind/want to build your own.
posted by Gucky at 7:52 PM on May 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Check out MapLight at
posted by Bella Donna at 8:39 PM on May 4, 2015

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