"Congresspedia is a collaboratively written 'citizens' encyclopedia on Congress,' designed to shine more light on the workings of the U.S. Congress." This is a wiki, which means that the information contained on Congresspedia should not necessarily be assumed to be 100% accurate. It is, however, free, and a good quick source for recent congressional news, including a preview of upcoming hearings, as well as short biographies of members of the U.S. House and Senate, including their committee assignments and fundraising statistics.
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