Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Professional Edition, for the second session of the 116th Congress (2019).
With your subscription, you will have access to Congress like no other application on the App Store. This application updates over the air on a continual basis so you'll always get the very best information we have. In addition to having the most complete mobile directory of members and committees available, you'll be able to track your interactions with Congress like never before.
For each member of Congress, this app offers a thumbnail and high-resolution photo, contact information, district maps, a short bio, social media links, capitol staff names and email addresses, legislative information, committee pages and member assignments updated as they are posted, campaign information and ratings from the Cook Political Report, Inside Politics with Nathan L. Gonzales Political Report, and Sabato's Crystal Ball.
Always be prepared to talk with a member of Congress or their staff with the ability to read your previous meeting notes. You will be able to add/edit/delete your notes and download all of them for use in logging meetings, client briefing documents, or other organizational software.
This application offers several ways to view the directory: In addition to a powerful Search function, you can see members of Congress, the House of Representatives, or the Senate by last name or state/district, and by your current location. Scroll lists of Senate and House Committees and Subcommittees, as well as Freshmen and Open Seats, and Vulnerable Seats.
Other features include the ability to locate members based on your current location, set and reorder bookmarks, see congressional office maps, check campaign financial information from OpenSecrets.org, and search the official Congress.gov legislative database.
Add a quick-launch complication to your watch face and access the 116th Congress from your wrist, bookmarks from your iPhone, and members by your current location. Select your party highlighting or just your favorite color: blue, gold, green, grey, orange, purple, or red. Tap on the thumbnail photo and get a full screen picture. Tap to call, check the Twitter feed, dictate or chose a short note, or get the DC office map. Information includes office address, what percent they won their last election with, Sabato's Crystal Ball for the upcoming race, and a short biography.
Our Congress apps were launched on the first iPhone and have been featured 11 times by Apple as a New and Noteworthy application, a Staff Favorite, and in other ways including a special America the Beautiful section and it's Campaign section.
• Macworld, "Indispensable"
• Washingtonian, "Top iPhone Apps for Washington"
• Oh, My, Gov! "#1 iPhone App for Government"
• Mashable, "Top 5 Best Apps for Political Junkies"
• AppCraver.com, “Editor’s Pick"
Campaign finance data is now updated for the 2019-20 cycle. To see what all candidates have reported, tap on Political, then Campaign Finance - OpenSecrets.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
An absolutely essential app with great customer support!
I’m not a professional lobbyist, but I spend a lot of time on the Hill as a volunteer advocate for my union on safety issues. Congress Pro has a wealth of information available with just a few clicks. During a busy week, we may visit 14 offices each day and I certainly can’t remember every detail. I’ve developed a routine just before each visit using this app: Check the district map, review the Member’s Bio, review the Member’s Committee assignments, click on their Twitter feed to see what’s important to them right now. With this two-minute routine, I can tailor our message to the Member’s interests.
As for customer support – just today I was updating to the newest version and had a question on the subscription process (new from my older version). I sent an email using the support link and within a few minutes Dr. Cohen (app developer) emailed me and then personally called me to ensure that I was “good to go”. Now that’s customer support!
I really like the new “Committees” feature – many times our issues fall under the jurisdiction of several different Committees. With one click we can see which Members and staff are the “key players” for meeting requests.
Whether you’re a pro or a citizen advocate, this app will definitely help you navigate the Hill!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your review!
Involved with politics? You NEED this App.
I know many in the political arena are just now switching from RIM/Blackberry to iPhone; while the depth of Apps is not *quite* there yet for you to manage a campaign (or a war) from the iPhone, it's getting close. Congress Pro is where you start. It's a full guide to The Hill: complete with staff contacts, committee assignments, and links to web archives for instant referencing of campaign financing or voting records. The amount of information here is simply staggering... you will use this on an hourly basis. This program is just point-blank outstanding.
Simply put, *anyone/everyone* in the political arena needs this App: from K-Street lobbyists to community organizers to the actual staffers and aides who work for our senators and representatives. It wouldn't surprise me if a few of the more tech-savvy legislators themselves have Congress Pro (maybe Mr. Obama, for all I know).
The true value of Congress Pro (vs Congress+) is in the updates. The legislative branch is an ever-shifting beast and knowing exact who is in what seat (and making sure you get the names of their staffers correct) is slightly important. Bottom line and brass tacks: this program is worth several times its asking price. Congrats on buying an iPhone. This is your next purchase.
Very Helpful Tool
I've used the CongressPro app on both my iPhone and iPad, as have several colleagues. It's one of the best quick-reference guides (facebook) to Congress you're ever likely to find. Unlike the bulky hardcopies we used to carry, this is convenient and up-to-date. It includes all the information you would expect, including senior staff and committee info, as well as several handy links to external resources.
I had some problems upgrading to the 113th Congress version, but when I contacted the developer, Cohen Research Group, by email they responded very quickly and provided all the information I needed to get back on track (had to delete and reinstall, but it was painless and works without problem now). A colleague independently called and immediately received the same helpful assistance. They really seem to care about fixing problems and taking care of customers.
I highly recommend for anyone working in the government/policy arena.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much, Greg. We agree: the books are such a waste of resources and money, which is why we developed the app.
- Cohen Research Group
- 116.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 and watchOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Ongoing Congressional updates $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.