Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Basic Edition, for the 117th Congress, First Session (2021). This app ships with preloaded data for the 117th Congress, Second Session (updated early-January, 2021). If you'd like additional updates throughout the year, you can get them through an in-app purchase.
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, 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.
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.
Headshot thumbnails and full-screen photos of members are now super fast.
New members of Congress available through in-app purchase and added the election win margin percentage for members elected in 2020 and 2021.
Ratings and Reviews
I love politics. Therefore I love this app! It's great to keep up with what's going through congress and makes it easy to voice your opinion. The twitter link is cool too! I'd like to see that a little more developed possibly like show all the congress I'm following on 1 tab. Also with the browser - please please put a back button. It makes it hard to browse. thanks!
Horrible DO NOT SPEND 1 Dime.
Looked up Hoyer... no problem there.
Tried every way to contact the Congressman. NOTHING WORKED...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Waste of $.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to hear that. The information is correct and I hope he will answer you at some point.
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!
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- 65.4 MB
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Update for the 117th Congress $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.