Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Plus Edition, for the 117th Congress, First Session (2021). This app ships with preloaded data for the 117th Congress, First Session (January, 2021). If you'd like additional updates throughout the year, you can get them through an in-app purchase.
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 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"
• AppCraver.com, “Editor’s Pick"
• What’sOnIPhone, “Something every citizen should have”
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.
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.
Full committee and subcommittee assignments with applicable chair and ranking member designations, sponsored and cosponsored legislation.
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.
Locate your members of Congress over-the-air, learn who to contact to register to vote in your state, news, link to the White House website, Campaign Finance, Legislation, Transparency, our 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 email@example.com. 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 early January 2021, the first session of 117th Congress (2021). Data may be updated by an in-app purchase.
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
Charged twice for the 116th Congress upgrade
UPDATE: The developer responded and Apple has issued a refund. I have used this app for years and it has been a very useful tool for keeping up with Congressional members. I've adjusted my rating accordingly.
The app doesn't appear to recognize that I had already purchased the upgrade and touching the upgrade icon on the same device again will continue to charge your account .99 each time you do so.
All other apps will advise you that you have already purchased an upgrade and will not continue to charge for the same upgrade.
I will contact Apple for a refund and adjust this rating accordingly if and when this gets rectified.
Developer Response ,
That really shouldn’t happen with what Apple calls “non-consumable” IAPs like this one. Please do get your 99¢ back and let us know if you’d like help. Feel free to email us directly and we will jump on a call.
UPDATE: Thanks so much! Again, if anyone has a problem with the app, please reach out directly. We’re more than happy to help with IAP or any other issues you find using this or any of our apps.
PA redistricting issue is FIXED
For anyone in PA, the database now reflects the new Congressional Districts correctly. It was done without an app update since it was a dbase issue on their server.
The app runs smoothly, and is helpful for politics junkies like me who like to quickly and easily get the scoop on what our politicians are up to.
Customer service is phenomenal. I was happily surprised to learn that the creator himself, Dr. Michael Cohen, emailed back and forth with me to fix the issue I had. Then he followed up when it was corrected.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the review!
FYI, updates to this app are coming soon. We just want to release it after we make calls for staff updates and committees are assigned. You might know that they’re a bit ... busy right now.
Doesn’t work. The app has been hacked by a retailer.
This has been an excellent app, but it has been hacked by a company that sells all kinds of hiking and other gear. The company is called The House. When I click on ANY link to a member’s website or attempt to open the page to contact a member of Congress, I get The House! I deleted the app and then downloaded it again from the App Store. Then, I paid $9.99 AGAIN for the update. And it still doesn’t work. Every link leads to The House retail website. Please refund my $9.99. I very much hope you can get The House off your app and make it the useful site it used to be.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the heads up. Super weird. That’s not what we are seeing. Please send us a screenshot example from a specific member to support [at] congressinyourpocket.com and I will check it out today, personally. - Mike
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- 101.9 MB
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
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- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Update for the 117th Congress $0.99
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