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January 6, 2012

There’s an App to Find Members of Congress

Filed under: Apps, Federal Government — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 3:15 pm

GPO’s First Mobile App.

According to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, approximately 35% of people in the U.S. own smartphones or tablet devices, and this number is predicted to increase in the future; 25% of those people primarily access the Internet through their mobile devices. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released its first mobile Web app, the Mobile Member Guide for the 112th Congress. With the app you can browse for Members of Congress by Last Name, State, Chamber, and Party. The app displays Member information, including Name, Party, Member Type, State, District, term information, and a photo of the Member from the Congressional Pictorial Directory. In the next few weeks, GPO will add biographical and contact information for Members based on data in the newest edition of the Congressional Directory.

To access the app on your mobile device, go to: http://m.gpo.gov/memberguide.

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