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Sunlight Congress API - [Developer Review]

Sunlight Labs has released an API that will help address the Sunlight Foundation's mission - making information about government more open and transparent.

The Sunlight Congress API provides an interface for developers to pull Members of Congress's information, including name, party, location, email addresses, website information, and much more.

The Sunlight Congress API is a RESTful API that returns JSON or XML, and uses an application key for authentication.

The URL looks like: The Sunlight Congress API provides the following methods:

Legislator District Committee Sunlight Labs provides official code libraries in Python and Ruby and gives links to other PHP and Java code libraries.

In addition to using the API, you can also download a full dump of all the congressional data, as well as photos of the 112th Congress.