Connect 2 Congress visual analytics for unprecedented civic oversight

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Have you taken a minute to learn to use Connect 2 Congress?

Do you understand what our scatter plots are showing you?

Do you understand the limitations and bugs listed under Caveats?

Please remember that the system is currently optimized for fairly large displays (1440 x 900). It has been tested and runs well in Windows on Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The system may not run properly on Apple Computers.

I've had enough, just take me to the system!

We are also prepared to release a very early prototype of the new version, which contains up to date information. Everyday we conduct analysis on votes and verbosity. Rather than measuring leadership as in the earlier version, the new version places people who have spoken more (as recorded in the Congressional record) lower on the chart. Only the Senate is provided. New data is at the bottom of the timeline. This version will not work in internet explorer since it does not yet implement the HTML5 canvas. Good luck trying it out!

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