WP Congress leverages data provided by free APIs from ProPublica
. To use the APIs, you’ll need to sign up for free accounts with those providers.
WP Congress uses the Congress API to retrieve federal legislation data from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This data includes:
Most of the data in the ProPublica Congress API is updated daily, while votes are updated every 30 minutes.
After connecting the APIs, you can use the simple interface in the WordPress plugin dashboard to search for and import votes. When your votes are imported, the plugin will automatically import biographical information on every member of Congress who participated in that vote.
Use WP Congress to increase voter participation on issues that matter most by building a robust federal legislative information center on your site that includes pages for all the bills and votes you care about, all the representatives and senators who have been involved with those votes, and search forms and maps to help your supporters understand how their elected officials are doing.