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U.S. Congress: Bulk Data on Bills

Thousands of bills are introduced in Congress during each session. This dataset contains metadata for every bill introduced, including sponsors, cosponsors, committee actions, floor votes and a summary, along with the data of the last modification to the bill. The primary download on this page includes data only for the current 115th Congress (2017-2018). This data is updated twice daily. 

Data is provided in both JSON and XML formats.

Bulk data from previous congresses can be downloaded by clicking the links below. Bulk data for congresses before and including the 112th was generated by the Sunlight Foundation. Data for congresses the 113th Congress and subsequent congresses was generated by ProPublica, using code from the @UnitedStates GitHub organization.

Historical Data:

ProPublica

Part of these collections:

Congress, Federal Government, and Legislation

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