Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Professional Edition, for the second session of the 117th Congress (2021-22).
Get the app members of Congress and their staff, pros and activists, rely on to engage on Capitol Hill. With your paid monthly subscription, this app updates every time you use it 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 legislation and your interactions with Congress like never before.
Each bookmarkable member page offers a thumbnail and high-resolution photo, contact information, district maps, a short bio, social media links, capitol staff names and email addresses, committee and subcommittee assignments, and interest group ratings. Campaign information includes links to news, fundraising, recent opponents, election results, and win margins. We also offer political analysis from the Cook Political Report, Inside Politics with Nathan Gonzales, and Sabato's Crystal Ball.
Full committees have their own bookmarkable pages, and include the majority and minority office, contact, social media information, and a description of jurisdiction. Members are listed in seniority order and staff director names, telephone numbers, and email addresses are included. Subcommittees can be bookmarked, too, and have website links as well as membership ordered by seniority.
Learn about and track legislation with the ability to search and bookmark all bills introduced in the 117th Congress. Where available, each bill has the official descriptions, current status, sponsors and cosponsors, list of actions, and subject matter. The full bill text is linked to Congress.gov.
Record or type secured meeting notes with members or committees. Edit and download all of them for use in outside the app.
Add widgets to your home screen showing when the House and Senate are in session. In addition to a powerful Search function, that covers staff and biographical information, you can see members of the House of Representatives or the Senate by last name or state/district, and by your current location. View lists of Freshmen, Open Seats, Vulnerable Seats, members by Political Party. Other features include the ability reorder bookmarks and navigation, see congressional office maps, and read Ken Mehlman’s strategic presentations.
Add a quick-launch complication to your watch face and access the 117th Congress from your wrist, bookmarks from your iPhone, and members by your current location. 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 award-winning Congress apps were launched on the first iPhone and have been featured 11 times by Apple as well as by CNN, POLITICO, Washingtonian, National Journal, The Atlantic, Macworld, RedState, and Huffington Post.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is so convenient, organized well and is kept up to date. When I send an update it is responded to quickly.
Great app, well designed layout, efficient, sufficient, and accessible with voiceover
This app is indispensable for me. I use it for member info, and committee lists. Of course The basics like a brief biography and bill sponsor and cosponsor information is also available. It has enough detail to be useful, and it is very efficiently designed which is very useful when you need information fast. What makes the app stand out is the technical and information support. Michael Cohen has always responded immediately to any requests or corrections that I have offered. I don’t know of many other apps that I use that have support that is so quick and responsive. And for those who care about accessibility, it works very well with voiceover.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much — you rock. I remember when a someone asked us about voiceover about 10 years ago. We just want to make sure that everyone has access to this information and it’s great to see you find it so helpful. I answer every single email because I respect everyone who buys this app and we learn so much from our users. - MC
117th update problems
Fantastic app, thank you to the tram who built it. Sadly, when I click “update” in the App Store or on my subscription page or inside the app, it won’t update to the 117th Congress. In the app, updating does nothing, other than to tell me my subscription will renew a month from now. In the App Store, clicking “update” appears to download something quickly, then starts over, the second tome downloading a larger file. The update repeatedly stops at about 60%. App Store app stops the download and the button reverts to “update”. What do we need to do to update to the new Congress?
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the awesome review. Let me try to help. I’m Mike and I own the company. I have answered every review and email since we launched 12 years ago with the first iPhone.
You appear to have downloaded the wrong app. This is for groups and subscriptions are on a different app. Try deleting what you have now and reinstalling CongressPro.
From there, when prompted, tap on Restore (or do that in More) and your subscription should unlock the current Congress until your subscription expires.
If you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll make sure you’re set.
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- 67.5 MB
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Ongoing Congressional updates $0.99
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