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Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Standard Edition, for the 114th Congress, First Session.
This is the second major update for this year's Congress, which opened on January 6, 2015. This version includes a completely redesigned interface for iOS 8 and includes all of the new members and photos from the November 2014 elections.
This app requires new users to unlock the new Congress with the 99¢ in-app purchase. Current users need to pay for the update for the new Congress. The app ships 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.
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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, members of President Obama's cabinet, Campaign Finance, Legislation, Transparency, Ad Watch, our blog and 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 114th Congress. Again, the 114th Congress is a 99¢ 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 sections just for committees and subcommittees and the ability to take notes on your meetings and communications with each member or their staff.
What's New in Version 10.3
Now compatible with iOS devices 7.1 or later. Zip code search now lists members of the House. Database update. Bug fixes.
This app is on sale for new users as it requires a 99¢ in-app purchase to unlock the first session of the 114th Congress (2015). For those of you updating the app, you can unlock the new Congress for the same price.
I paid $.99 for an app that was outdated and immediately wanted another buck to update.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Feb 07, 2015
- Version: 10.3
- Size: 32.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cohen Research Group
- © 2008-15 Cohen Research Group, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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