Congress is a Great Political Reference For Your Pocket

Price: $0.99    Score: 8/10    By Shaun CampbellCongress

Whether you work in politics or just take a keen interest in what happens on Capitol Hill – Congress from the Cohen Research Group literally puts Congress in your pocket. Congress is an iPhone app that gives you all the information you need to keep up-to-date with your Congressman or Congresswoman.

Congress has a wealth of data on all the members of both the House and the Senate with names and photos, office addresses, contact numbers, website links, campaign news, an official biography and more. It’s essentially a trimmed-down Congressional Yellow book on the iPhone – but at a fraction of the cost, and a fraction of the size.

You can search by name, or scroll through an alphabetized list or state-breakdown of all the members of the 111th Congress of the United States.  Tapping on a name brings up their details and provides a list of direct links to the vital information.  The address links straight into Google Maps, the website takes you to Safari, and tapping the phone number will start dialing their office.

There is also two extended versions of CongressCongress+ and Congress Pro, which meet the needs of activists, lobbyists and political professionals. Congress+ includes staff lists and email contacts, committee and subcomittee assignments plus updates in 2010 and also updates with each new version. Congress Pro provides you with all of the features of Congress+ as well as automatic updates for the next 2 years. Congress Pro is available on the App Store for $29.99.

Congress requires the 2.2 iPhone software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.

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