Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Plus Edition, for the 115th Congress, First Session (2017). 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, 2017. The app loads with last year's Congress so you can get a sense of how it works and what is included.


No matter who you support, you can have every member of Congress in YOUR pocket or on your iPad. Use the app that tens of thousands of people who work on the Hill and with Congress everyday, as well as their constituents have on their iPhones and iPads.

This application offers all of the vital information you need to be an active and informed citizen. Learn all about who represents you in Congress, contact them in Washington, follow their campaigns and challengers, read their Facebook and Twitter pages, and see their YouTube videos. Share any link in the application via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

While this will be enough for most people, if you need over-the-air updates, separate sections for lists of committees and subcommittees, and well as the ability to share notes with your team, please consider our app CongressPro (now featured in Education) on the App Store. Congress+ is updated every few months during the session, usually with new content.

Remember, they work on Capitol Hill but they work for you.


Our congressional apps have been featured by Apple ten times as a New and Noteworthy application, a Staff Favorite, America the Beautiful and in special Campaign sections.

Here's what others have to say:

• Macworld, "Indispensable"
• POLITICO, "An iPhone Fav"
• Washingtonian, "Top iPhone Apps for Washington"
• PBS: Leading App for Following Congress
• Federal News Radio "Anything you need at your fingertips."
• Featured by Huffington Post AND RedState
• Oh, My, Gov! "#1 iPhone App for Government"
• Mashable, "Top 5 Best Apps for Political Junkies"
• BlogCritics, "Top 10 iPhone Application"
•, “Editor’s Pick"
• What’sOnIPhone, “Something every citizen should have”


Basic information
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, office maps, and biographical information.

Contact information
Washington, DC office address, map, official website link, member contact form, and telephone number. We also include the member's Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube links where available.

Capitol staff information
Names and email address links to top staff including: Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Press Secretary or Communications Director, and the Scheduler.

Legislative activity
Full committee and subcommittee assignments with applicable chair and ranking member designations, sponsored and cosponsored legislation.

Campaign information
Incumbent campaign website and percent of the vote won in the most recent election, name of the top opponent and website, campaign news, and race ratings from The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzalez, and Sabato's Crystal Ball.

Bonus features
Locate your members of Congress over-the-air or by zip code, learn who to contact to register to vote in your state, news, members of President Trump's cabinet, Campaign Finance, Legislation, Transparency, our blog and Twitter page, and answers to frequently-asked questions.

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 We respond to every single one. Bad reviews don't help you get your app working. We will.

How often is the information updated?
The data in this application is current to the time you unlock the first session of 115th Congress (2017). Again, the 115th Congress is a 99¢ USD in-app purchase.

What's New

Version 12.3.1

Bugfixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Great customer service!


Bought the new version of Congress on my Mac. Thought it would automatically sync with iPhone and iPad. I never got the option of okaying the meager .99 cost to upgrade. Could not find the version number I had, so didn't know if I had the new version or not. Sent an email to Mike at their web site. Had an answer back in less than an hour. He gave a couple of suggestions which did not work. With each problem I encountered, I sent another email to Mike. Generally within 10 minutes I had a reply. Finally, he suggested deleting the app on all devices and reinstalling. That worked. When I opened Congress on my iPad, it gave me the chance to pay the .99 for the upgrade. I did. Then, opened it on my iPhone and was asked for the .99 again. I thought I'd have to pay the .99 only once, but for a low cost, .99 twice was fine with me. I okayed it, and a message that I'd already paid the fee, and to tap a button to download on my phone for free. Nice touch. The app works fine on both devices, and I am glad to report on the responsiveness, quick, thorough, knowledgable and friendly support I got from the producers of the app!

Communication with Congress, Brilliant !


I am one of those people who believes in greater access to congress. These days, maybe greater access to congress is just what Washington needs. This application provides me with quick access to congressional contact information from my iPhone. I enjoyed the visual interface, easy navigation, and most important to me, the accuracy of the contact information. I do recommend a couple of the minor improvements already discussed by others in this feedback.

As a side note, this application became an educational tool. I learned that my Senator from Ga. is the Ranking Member of the Senate Agricultural, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. I didn't know that. It also provided me with the Senator's staff members. For example, Lindsay Mabry is in charge of the Senator's Press & Communications. I'm going to send Lindsay an email from my iphone, because I want them to know how I feel about a $700b check to Wall Street. I hope I don't disturb their dinner.

Superb App, Essential Tool -- Love It !

Jay 535

This app is essential for anybody who is trying to follow Congress and work with Congressional offices. With 535 voting Members in the House and Senate, and thousands of staffers, you need a resource like this if you are serious about getting in touch and staying in touch with Congress. The app gives you great information on every Member of Congress including concise bios, and contact info for Members and their key staffers. The thing that amazes me about this app is how up to date it is. Things change fast and continuously on Capitol Hill, staffers come and go and change offices constantly and Members change also, but this app stays on top of the changes and keeps you up to date. It is very reliable. I've been using it for several years on my iPhone and now I have it loaded on my Mini iPad which is perfect-- a great size to work with and so portable! I keep it with me at all times when I am on The Hill.


Cohen Research Group
105 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-17 Cohen Research Group, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Access to the First Session of the 115th Congress (2017) $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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