CongressClique is an application for Android devices that organizes and presents information about the activities in the U.S. Congress. For a detailed explanation, screen shots, and instructional videos, go to Google Play and search for "CongressClique".
The purpose of this web site is to provide support information for users. The plan is for it to evolve into whatever the user base needs.
Here is a link to the latest version of the 'Help' panel.
113th U. S. Congress [2013 - 2014]
My current plans are to update again in July, just before the elections, and again after the close of the 113th session.
If there is enough interest I will crank out 114th Congress.
Updating and Maintaining SIGs
The definitions of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are maintained as XML files on your device. The pathname on your device is:
When CongressClique starts, if this file does not exist it will be created.
New Application Releases
When a new release of CongressClique is published the new rollcall votes are NOT automatically added/classified in your existing SIGs. You need to do one of the following:
Editing/Merging SIG File
First, my apologies for this messiness. If the application becomes popular I will improve this process.
That should work. Start the application. If it does not come up correctly then there was an error in the editing process. Inspect the edits that you made and make sure the "<...>" are balanced.
After this is working, there is one more thing you will want to do. Some of the new rollcall votes may be applicable to your custom SIG definitions. You will need to go through the bills and look at the dates on the rollcall votes. If they are "new", then consider if they should be added to one of your custom SIGs. If so, then just use the standard application commands.