A wrapper for the Sunlight Foundation's Congress API
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This is a wrapper for the Sunlight Foundation's Congress API.

It is very much a work in progress, and only supports part of the API. Any assistance with implementing extra calls would be appreciated!


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'sunlight-congress'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install sunlight-congress


The first thing you need to do is set up an API key. You can apply for one here. They're free and have no usage limits.

Once you have your key:

require 'sunlight-congress'

Sunlight::Congress.api_key = "lolthisisnotarealkey"

Then, you can build various objects relating to the API. For example:

=> [#<Sunlight::Congress::Legislator:0x007fad4a2f67b0 @first_name="Henry"...


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request