Scout tells you when lawmakers are up to no good
Here’s a very useful tool for those who want to keep track of what their congresscritters and state representatives are up to. Scout is the kind of positive, empowering technology that we all hoped the web would become.
“Start by entering a keyword or phrase you would like to get updates about. Scout then saves your subscriptions and sends notifications via email or text message whenever the subscribed issue or bill is talked about in Congress, mentioned in the Federal Register or comes up in state legislation. Through your profile you can create as many alerts as you’d like and group them by tags with the additional option to make them public for others to follow your issues. Users can also complement a Scout subscription by adding optional external RSS feeds, such as press releases from a member of Congress or an issue-based blog.”
You can set up your own Scout alerts here: http://scout.sunlightfoundation.com
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