House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced the launch of Cosponsor.gov, a website and application based on Facebook that allows users to show their support for pending legislation in the House of Representatives.
Users can search legislation by title, sponsor, or bill number, and track the status of legislation.
Cantor wrote in his introduction of Cosponsor.gov:
We live in a digital world. As House Majority Leader, I am committed to exploring new and innovative ways to foster a national conversation and improve communication between the American people and their elected officials.
The launch of Cosponsor.gov is a sweeping expansion of our Citizen Cosponsor Project. The new website will now feature every bill and resolution introduced in the House, from Republicans and Democrats. I’m excited that any engaged citizen can voice their support and track the status of legislation in the House.
Transparency, open government, and engagement should be a key goal of all elected leaders in Washington, and Cosponsor.gov is one step in that direction.
Readers: Will you use Cosponsor.gov to follow pending legislation in the House?