Election Special: Looking Back at the 109th Congress
Find Out What Your Representatives Have Done with Your Money
October 16, 2006
Most of the year, WashingtonWatch.com features cost information, links, and discussion about the bills that are currently pending in Congress. But with a federal election happening November 7th, we are switching our focus to the bills that have already become law.
This is your chance to learn more about what Congress has done over the last two years.
On the home page, we are featuring recently passed laws ("Public Laws" or "P. L."s). Click on a law and you'll find that we've also added links to votes in the House and Senate so you can see how your representatives voted on the bills that matter to you.
There are a few things you should keep in mind: Not every bill gets an up-or-down vote - many are passed quickly without putting our representatives on the record. Not every bill is tracked on WashingtonWatch.com - only the most consequential in terms of government spending and revenue. More about our methodology and other important information is available on the "about" page.
Each Congress passes hundreds of bills but only a few make the papers or television news - even though some result in thousands of dollars of spending per U.S. family.
Spend some time on WashingtonWatch.com between now and election time and you'll be a better informed voter.
WashingtonWatch.com is working to cut through the chatter, the sound bites, and the scandals to help you stay informed about how Washington affects you.