Know Your Lawmakers

Below are links to monitor your lawmakers.

VoteSmart.org will get you started, by identifying your congressional and state representatives according to your ZIP code. Summaries of campaign finance and voting records are included.

OpenSecrets.org “analyzes where candidates get their campaign money and how they spend it”

Legistorm.com shows who pays for lawmakers’ trips and which foreign countries are giving them gifts

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php is run by the Library of Congress and details the bills your lawmaker has sponsored, along with the status of each bill

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congress The C-SPAN Congressional Chronicle is a comprehensive resource of the United States Congress. Watch C-SPAN video recordings of House and Senate proceedings. Read each member’s remarks from our video transcripts matched with text from the Congressional Record. Find Representatives for every district, Senators for every state, and members for every Congressional Committee.

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