This project gathers and produces public domain data about legislation in Congress. See the README for how to set up this project to run locally. Also see congress-legislators for related data about Members of Congress. This project is a part of theunitedstates.io.
Our scrapers output both JSON and XML. Currently only the JSON format is documented. See:
Download in bulk
Bulk downloads of the data are provided by some of the maintainers.
Data from ProPublica
Current and archival bill data is available for public download, hosted by ProPublica. You can download ZIP files containing a JSON file for every bill in each Congress since 1973. Data for the current Congress is updated twice daily.