Another Python client for the NY Times' Congress API
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README.md

Python NytCongress

A Python client for the New York Times Congress API

Install

$ pip install python-nytcongress

Or download and run

$ python setup.py install

Usage

>>> from nytcongress import NytCongress
>>> congress = NytCongress(API_KEY)

# get member by bioguide ID
>>> pelosi = congress.members.get('P000197')
>>> pelosi['twitter_id']
'NancyPelosi'

# get recent House bills
# recent bills come in two types: 'introduced' and 'updated'
>>> introd = congress.bills.recent(chamber='house', congress=111, type='introduced')
>>> len(introd['bills'])
20
>>> introd['chamber']
'House'

# or use a convenience function
>>> introd = congress.bills.introduced('house')
>>> introd['chamber']
'House'
>>> len(introd['bills'])
20