CongressPro

CongressPro

By Cohen Research Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2008-11-14
  • Current IOS App Version: 13.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 111.99 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Cohen Research Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 91 IOS App Ratings

Description

Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Professional Edition, for the first session of the 116th Congress (2019). With your subscription, you will have access to Congress like no other application on the App Store. This application updates over the air on a continual basis so you'll always get the very best information we have. In addition to having the most complete mobile directory of members and committees available, you'll be able to track your interactions with Congress like never before. KEY FEATURES For each member of Congress, this app offers a thumbnail and high-resolution photo, contact information, district maps, a short bio, social media links, capitol staff names and email addresses, legislative information, committee pages and member assignments updated as they are posted, campaign information and ratings from the Cook Political Report, Inside Politics with Nathan L. Gonzales Political Report, and Sabato's Crystal Ball. Always be prepared to talk with a member of Congress or their staff with the ability to read your previous meeting notes. You will be able to add/edit/delete your notes and download all of them for use in logging meetings, client briefing documents, or other organizational software. This application offers several ways to view the directory: In addition to a powerful Search function, you can see members of Congress, the House of Representatives, or the Senate by last name or state/district, and by your current location. Scroll lists of Senate and House Committees and Subcommittees, as well as Freshmen and Open Seats in the 116th Congress. Other features include the ability to locate members based on your current location, set and reorder bookmarks, see congressional office maps, check campaign financial information from OpenSecrets.org, and search the official Congress.gov legislative database. APPLE WATCH Add a quick-launch complication to your watch face and access the 116th Congress from your wrist, bookmarks from your iPhone, and members by your current location. Select your party highlighting or just your favorite color: blue, gold, green, grey, orange, purple, or red. Tap on the thumbnail photo and get a full screen picture. Tap to call, check the Twitter feed, dictate or chose a short note, or get the DC office map. Information includes office address, what percent they won their last election with, Sabato's Crystal Ball for the upcoming race, and a short biography. REVIEWS Our Congress apps were launched on the first iPhone and have been featured 11 times by Apple as a New and Noteworthy application, a Staff Favorite, and in other ways including a special America the Beautiful section and it's Campaign section. • Macworld, "Indispensable" • Washingtonian, "Top iPhone Apps for Washington" • Oh, My, Gov! "#1 iPhone App for Government" • Mashable, "Top 5 Best Apps for Political Junkies" • AppCraver.com, “Editor’s Pick" ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS Payment is charged to your iTunes Account at the confirmation of your purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. You can manage subscriptions and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase. The privacy policy for this application is available at http://cohenresearchgroup.com/CRGPrivacyPolicy.pdf, and the Terms of Use can be found at http://cohenresearchgroup.com/CRGTermsOfService.pdf. Additionally, both links can be found in the application's Subscriptions section.

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Reviews

  • Great Reference and Customer Support

    4
    By Steve in Idaho
    This is without a doubt the ‘best in class’ reference app for the US Congress. The subscription model is needed to maintain the staff required to keep up with such a large bureaucracy, and the updates come frequently. I had a question and got a very quick and personal response which explained my issue fully. I withheld a coveted 5th star only because I believe this app has the potential to become a powerful communication tool allowing users to create messages for entire groups of congressional representatives and their staff members. I would like to see enhancements that would make maintenance of ‘personal’ mail lists for politicians obsolete. Cheers to the 116th Congress.
  • Terrific App!

    5
    By ?,&$@!
    An absolutely essential app with great customer support! I’m not a professional lobbyist, but I spend a lot of time on the Hill as a volunteer advocate for my union on safety issues. Congress Pro has a wealth of information available with just a few clicks. During a busy week, we may visit 14 offices each day and I certainly can’t remember every detail. I’ve developed a routine just before each visit using this app: Check the district map, review the Member’s Bio, review the Member’s Committee assignments, click on their Twitter feed to see what’s important to them right now. With this two-minute routine, I can tailor our message to the Member’s interests. As for customer support – just today I was updating to the newest version and had a question on the subscription process (new from my older version). I sent an email using the support link and within a few minutes Dr. Cohen (app developer) emailed me and then personally called me to ensure that I was “good to go”. Now that’s customer support! I really like the new “Committees” feature – many times our issues fall under the jurisdiction of several different Committees. With one click we can see which Members and staff are the “key players” for meeting requests. Whether you’re a pro or a citizen advocate, this app will definitely help you navigate the Hill!
  • Very Useful Tool

    5
    By lightingczar
    As a Government Legislative Liaison this App has been very helpful in providing the right information at the right time. The team accepts feedback and provides timely communication to any inquiries for help. The few times I had more up to date info than the app, I shared it and saw an update within 24 hours.
  • Extremely handy reference tool

    5
    By PJH2000
    A friend of mine turned me onto this app about three years ago and I’ve used it pretty much every day since. As our phones become more and more ubiquitous and in our hands, being able to get information quickly and accurately instantly is key. Wish more staff were included.
  • Fabulous Congressional Resource!!

    5
    By Paul - PF Advocates
    I have been using CongressPro since it hit the market, and I love it. Timely, comprehensive and invaluable for this non-profit volunteer Rare Disease Advocate. The info is accurate, changes I report are updated quickly, their staff is very responsive to inquiries and the cost is affordable. 5-Star recommendation without reservation. I do wish they would add “Health Care Legislative Assistants” to the Member’s staff listings!!! Looking forward to Version 12.5 with the new 116th Congress!
  • Not updated why is this being offered??

    1
    By Wshsnaksk
    Useless unless it is updated. Doesn’t have current membership let alone committee composition.
  • Hello, I hope I can buy into my wI app &

    4
    By E85meBaby
    It will show all my wI voting locations, all my official electoral people's running, even in my city, county to state. Where they stand on topics & maybe the agenda that he or she maybe striving towards. Another form here is like an honesty bill & direction. 4*.
  • Need compatibility with more than one email app

    3
    By Va farmer
    Please make the app compatible with other email apps. I use outlook and the staff email addresses will not work.
  • Good App but ...

    3
    By Ca2012
    I use this app often but since the 2016 election I have had to google search committee assignments because they haven't updated several Member's Committees. It's July ... let's get it done folks!
  • Don't buy. Waste of money.

    1
    By V98167vvh
    This app is a huge waste of money and time. It does nothing. Needed this app to help lobby, but it doesn't help with a dang thing.

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