Thursday, 7 June 2007

GPO bill summary database

There's a report on the Free Government Information blog about a meeting that an Open House Project representative had with the folks who are responsible for Thomas. The report says, among other things, that the GPO is creating a new XML bill summary database that will probably be available through GPO but might not be freely available to the public. "The XML version of bills and roll call votes is currently available to the public for free, and it would be a very problematic break with that precedent if GPO began selling legislative XML data." The blogpost also has a link to the official report on Legislative Information System plans for 2007.

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