Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Professional Edition, for the first 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 in the 116th Congress.
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"
13.0.1 - Bug Fixes: Sponsored/cosponsored legislation now points to the 116th Congress. Joint Committees now have the correct leadership titles for members who are either Chair or Ranking. We spruced up the Twitter icon on the Apple Watch. New House Select committees now have the right formatting for address. Hat tips all around for folks who reported these and others!
13.0 - Apple Watch: Add a quick-launch complication to your watch face and access the 116th Congress, bookmarks from your iPhone, and members by your current location. Select your party highlighting or just your favorite color: blue, gold, green, gray, orange, purple, or red. Tap on the thumbnail photo and get a full screen picture. Tap to call, check the Twitter feed, dictate or choose 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.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Reference and Customer Support
This is without a doubt the ‘best in class’ reference app for the US Congress. The subscription model is needed to maintain the staff required to keep up with such a large bureaucracy, and the updates come frequently. I had a question and got a very quick and personal response which explained my issue fully. I withheld a coveted 5th star only because I believe this app has the potential to become a powerful communication tool allowing users to create messages for entire groups of congressional representatives and their staff members. I would like to see enhancements that would make maintenance of ‘personal’ mail lists for politicians obsolete. Cheers to the 116th Congress.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review, Steve, and for your interesting suggestions. We appreciate it. On the bulk email front that’s something we are considering but we need to balance that with Spam concerns. Publishing personal email addresses for members or staff is something we will not do. Everyone has a right to time away from the office.
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!
Fabulous Congressional Resource!!
I have been using CongressPro since it hit the market, and I love it. Timely, comprehensive and invaluable for this non-profit volunteer Rare Disease Advocate. The info is accurate, changes I report are updated quickly, their staff is very responsive to inquiries and the cost is affordable. 5-Star recommendation without reservation. I do wish they would add “Health Care Legislative Assistants” to the Member’s staff listings!!! Looking forward to Version 12.5 with the new 116th Congress!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for all of your fantastic work and for this recommendation. We'd love to cover LA's but it would cost too much money, which would increase the cost of the app for users.
- Cohen Research Group
- 117.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2008-19 Cohen Research Group, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Ongoing Congressional updates $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.