Last week I added a new feature to GovTrack called Community Q&A. It was inspired by a question I received by mail (the subject of my last blog post). If one person that has a question actually took the time to email, then there must be hundreds of other questions you all have but haven’t asked.
Now on every bill page there is a box at the top where you can submit questions about the bill, and once it appears other visitors will have the opportunity to answer your question, if they know the answer. In the last week
, has had three questions posed and four answers written back. Questions are moderated for quality, so when submitting please only ask factual questions about the bill, and questions that can’t be answered simply by looking further down on the page!
If you’re a policy wonk, take a look at the bills you know something about to see if there are any questions you can answer. You can also follow the
, which will show you the recent questions asked on all bills on the site, and will take you to right the bill page if you have an answer. Think of it as a civic good deed to help educate your fellow Americans.