Congress by Cohen Research Group (Universal)
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Released: Feb 2, 2019
Version: 13.0.2
Size: 78 MB
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Congress

Cohen Research Group
Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Basic Edition, for the 116th Congress, Second Session (2020). This app ships with preloaded data for the 116th Congress, Second Session (updated mid-January, 2020). If you'd like additional updates throughout the year, you can get them through an in-app purchase.

OVERVIEW

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.

REVIEWS

• 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"

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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, and biographical information.

Contact 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.

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, tracking polls where available, and donor information.

Bonus features
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 mid-January 2020, the second session of 116th Congress (2020). Data may be updated by an in-app purchase.

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.

Legislative activity
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 update@congressinyourpocket.com. We respond to every single one. Bad reviews don't help you get your app working. We will.

What's new in version 13.0.2
Bug fixes and new support page.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Congress is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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