govtrack-node

Wrapper for the GovTrack data API

GovTrack Node

A Node.js wrapper for the GovTrack data API.

npm install govtrack-node
// include the module 
var govTrack = require('govtrack-node');
 
// list current members of Congress 
govTrack.findRole({ current: true }, function(errres) {
  if (!err) {
    // res contains JSON data response 
  }
});
 
govTrack.findPerson({ gender: 'male', lastname: 'smith' }, function(errres) {
  if (!err) {
    // res contains JSON data response 
  }
});

This module mirrors the GovTrack API endpoints as detailed at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api. Please refer to this link for more information on available parameters and the returned data.

Each function takes two parameters -- 1) params which can either be an ID number or an object which contain key-value pairs to filter on and 2) a callback function which will be invoked after the API call is made. callback will be passed err and res as its parameters. err will hold any error information if an error occurs during the call and res will contain a JSON object containing the query result if successful.

findBill(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_bill

findCosponsorship(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_cosponsorship

findPerson(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_person

findRole(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_role

findVote(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_vote

findVoteVoter(params, callback): More info at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api#endpoint_vote_voter

Data is provided by GovTrack. You must agree to their Data Terms of Service located at http://www.govtrack.us/developers/license.

This module is released under the MIT License.

Copyright 2013 Mark Guerra markgx@gmail.com.