Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Standard Edition, for the 116th Congress, First Session (2019). This discounted app requires new users to unlock the new Congress with the in-app purchase. Current users need to pay for the yearly update to get the new Congress that opened on January 3, 2019. The app loads with last year's Congress so you can get a sense of how it works and what is included.
This application offers all of the vital information you need to be an active and informed citizen between elections. Learn all about who represents you in Congress, contact them in Washington, follow their campaigns and challengers, read their social networking pages, and see their YouTube videos. Share any link in the application via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Remember, they work on Capitol Hill but they represent you.
• Macworld, "Indispensable"
• Washingtonian, "Top iPhone Apps for Washington"
• What’sOnIPhone, “Something every citizen should have”
• Oh, My, Gov! "#1 iPhone App for Government"
• Mashable, "Top 5 Best Apps for Political Junkies"
• BlogCritics, "Top 10 iPhone Application"
• AppCraver.com, “Editor’s Pick"
Member of Congress's first and last name; title or leadership position, state, senior/junior designation in the Senate and District number in the house, political party affiliation, district map, and biographical information.
Washington, DC office address, office map, official website link, member contact form, and telephone number. We also include the member's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links where available.
Incumbent campaign website and percent of the vote won in the most recent election, name of the top opponent and website, campaign news, tracking polls where available, and donor information.
Who to contact to register to vote in your state, News, link to the White House website, Campaign Finance, Legislation, Transparency, Ad Watch, and our Twitter page, and answers to frequently-asked questions.
How often is the information updated?
The data in this application is current to the time you unlock the 116h Congress. Again, the 116th Congress is an in-app upgrade.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Now on the App Store are Congress+ and CongressPro. Both add capitol staff names and contact information as well as a section for legislative activity and additional functionality.
Capitol staff information
Congress+ and CongressPro include names and email address links to top staff including: Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Press Secretary or Communications Director, and the Scheduler.
Congress+ and CongressPro include full committee and subcommittee assignments with applicable chair and ranking member designations, sponsored and cosponsored legislation. CongressPro also offers separate pages just for committees and subcommittees and the ability to take notes on your meetings and communications with each member or their staff.
Problems with this update?
If you have a problem with the update, please delete the app and reinstall it. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We respond to every single one. Bad reviews don't help you get your app working. We will.
In-app purchase to unlock the members of the 116th Congress, new Congress view, and new district maps.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great app with great support. All those having database updating issues please read this review. I have an iPhone4 and had the same problem getting the updated database to install so I sent an email to the company asking for help. The CEO Dr. Cohen replied to me within 1 day with some solutions. unfortunately none of them worked but in the email he gave me a phone number to call if I still had any issues. I called late in the evening and left a message. In less than 1 hour the CEO himself called me back and worked me through the problem. Looks like iPhone4 users need to fully close the app by stopping it from running the background. After selecting the update, close the app, then double tap the home button to get to the app running in the background. Close the app there, wait a moment, and then restart the app. The new database should update then. If you are still having issues, please contact them directly before you write a bad review. I have never had better service then what I got from them! THEY WILL FIX THE PROBLEM! I would reccomend this app and company to anyone.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much!
A great resource, even for those raised in the shadow of the Capitol!
I was raised in Washington, DC and frequented the Halls of Congress as a pre-teen and teen during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Riding the subway under the Capitol between the House and Senate sides was as normal for me as walking to the corner store to buy a loaf of bread. Between earning Citizenship Merit Badges for my Eagle Scout Award and pure curiosity, I came to appreciate our form of national government during simpler times. I came to know a few Congressmen on a personal level who were purely interested in inspiring the next generation. And I watched Senators like Ted and Robert Kennedy conduct the nation's business. Now, as a senior businessman who serves the interests of constituents throughout the country, I really appreciate what the Cohen Research Group has accomplished with this App. It is another time saver for our firm when one of our clients asks for a quick backgrounder on a member of the House or Senate. And wherever my travels take me, I can still roam the Halls of Congress, as I did in simpler times. Cudos!
I was very happy with the Congress application. It does all it says it will do and then some. The updates are great and the few problems were with Apple updating the current app and not the app itself. Easy fix and now I am fully current with all the members of Congress. If you need to complain or make a comment to Congress this will get you the info on who, what, where, to make contact. Great for teaching, letters, and any contact. This is the best buck I have spent in the apple store. This will serve your needs well. Customer service is great all emails returned with in 24 hours and very helpful. There is not a lot you will need support for but is there if yo need to.
- Cohen Research Group
- 74.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2008-19 Cohen Research Group, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 116th Congress Database Update $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.