Lets You Upvote the Bills You Want Passed

Brian Fung | Nextgov | June 5, 2013

It used to be that if you ran for Congress and lost, you’d have to crawl back to your opponent’s secure district and kiss your chance at legislating goodbye. With luck and enough money, you might try again next time.

But that’s all changed. Now, even the least electable candidate can have a say in bills moving through Washington with a tool called A year in the works and launched late yesterday by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the website attempts to list all the bills the House is currently working on.

“You can search by title, sponsor or bill number,” Cantor wrote in a blog post announcing the site, “or browse issue areas and the tracker shows you exactly where the bill stands.”