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  1. See how other Countable users have voted on a Bill

    Once we vote it would be great to see how other users of Countable responded as well (anonymous of course). Then we could track the differences between the "people" and Congress itself. Thank you Countable team!

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      under review  ·  BartBart responded

      Great idea!

      What do other people think? Is this something you’d like to see soon?

      Vote and let us know.

    • I'd like to see how my votes compare to my Reps (filters on Rep pages)

      I haven't voted on most of the bills my senators and representative have voted on. So when I scroll through their records to see how they voted, 90 percent of the record I don't care too much about. It would be great to have a toggle allowing me to see how they voted only on bills I've voted on.

      Thanks so much for all your hard work. This app is truly fantastic, and I hope that it encourages more people to engage with the government. Also, if you're hiring, I'm about to be a master's graduate with programming skills and…

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        under review  ·  BartBart responded

        Interesting. So you’d like to be able to go to your Reps page and then filter for just the bills you’ve already voted on? Very cool. We’ll consider it – thanks for submitting it.

      • Notify me when my representative announces position on a bill, not just votes on one.

        If my representative announces plans to vote yes on a bill which I oppose, I want to be notified so I can contact them before the vote.

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        • Message Center - Record of Messages I've Sent to My Reps

          I would like a record of who I sent a letter to, the bill and the date the letter was sent.

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            under review  ·  BartBart responded

            Great idea. We’ll consider adding it – thank you for suggesting it.

          • Show Campaign Contributions to Representatives

            It's important for us to know who and which corporations are contributing to each congress person and how much. These numbers are accessible and could easily be added to a congress person's profile. With this info, we could better understand who's providing the money to run for office, and if they're voting in line with those interests over their constituents.

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              under review  ·  BartBart responded

              Great idea. You’re absolutely right.

              We’ll add it to the prioritization queue!

              Thanks for the suggestion.

            • Show how each representative voted on a bill

              When I'm following a bill through Congress I would like to be notified after a vote and be provided a list of Congressmen that either voted For or Against the Bill so I can either thank or chastise them depending on how I wanted the vote to go. The lists would obviously not be restricted to just my Congressmen but would include all Congressional votes. It would also be nice if you would provide the added ability to send each list of Congressmen feedback emails individually or in bulk with one email message.

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                under review  ·  BrittneyBrittney responded

                This is a great suggestion. I will put this up for the team to review. Thanks for your feedback -Brittney

              • Voting Stats across the Countable community and by Bill

                I think it would be very useful to see how others have voted and to see the approval or disapproval of a topic nation wide and within my state and district. This would help me to see how my legislators vote on issues in comparison to how the voters want them to. Thank you

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                  under review  ·  BartBart responded

                  Agreed. This is a great idea. We’re considering how to implement it. Stay tuned and thanks for the suggestion.

                • See bills Introduced or sponsored by My Representatives

                  I would like to see legislation sponsored and cosponsored by my representatives highlighted somewhere in the app. Love the app!

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                    under review  ·  BartBart responded

                    Great idea. We will look into how to do this.

                    Thanks.

                  • My recommendation would be to build the app for state level. Would change the face of the country. I know that's a tall order, but wow. ❤️!!

                    Kudos on creating a tool that could change the world. This is incredible and the potential is amazing. My recommendation would be to build this platform at the state level as well. Obviously this would be a huge undertaking, but it would change the face of politics in communities all over America. Thank you!

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                    • Highlight aspects of bills that are unrelated to the actual purpose of the bill (pork - riders)

                      If there any funds appropriated for other purposes calling out at the beginning show the pork

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                        BartBart responded

                        Interesting – can you tell us a bit more about what you’re interested in seeing?

                      • See how all members have voted on a Bill (not only my Reps)

                        Please add an option to see how all members vote

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                        • 31 votes
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                            planned  ·  BartBart responded

                            Great feedback. We’ll be implementing this soon!

                          • Show congressmen's votes in activity!

                            We see whether things get passed in the house and senate or not with the amount of "yea" or "nay" votes, but we don't see how each congressman voted, or at least a breakdown by political party.

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                            • The ability to follow a bill without voting

                              Some bills may be interesting to me and are issues I'm concerned about but would like to learn more about its specifics before voting. I wish there was an option to watch a bill with out actually placing a vote. Then later if I choose I could go back to it and vote.
                              Or just have the option to vote without my vote automatically being sent to my representative in the situation where I have not completely decided my stand.

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                                under review  ·  BartBart responded

                                Great point – thanks for adding this. We’ll consider adding it.

                                Cheers.

                              • Make it possible to narrow bills to the current Congress

                                The majority of bills featured on the site right now are from the 114th Congress or even earlier. Unless somebody decides to re-introduce them, they're not going to a vote.

                                I'd really like to be able to narrow down what I see to bills that were introduced to the current 115th Congress, as those are the ones that might actually turn into legislation and that I know are being sponsored or co-sponsored by politicians still in office.

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                                • Delete my account

                                  Please delete my account

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                                  • Show Bill Sponsor and co-sponsors

                                    It would be nice to show who the bill sponsors are without having to go to the full text of the bill.

                                    Sometimes the pro and con sounds nice and the bill title sounds nice but it would help to know who the sponsor is to know which way the bill slants.

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                                      under review  ·  BartBart responded

                                      This is a great idea. We’ll be deploying it to the web and Android versions of Countable shortly.

                                      It will also be in the next iOS release.

                                      Thanks for suggesting it!

                                    • Upcoming bills listed in order of their upcoming votes.

                                      I would like an area that simply lists upcoming upcoming votes in chronological order. This way, I would not miss having my views known to my representatives because a particular bill was not on included in my starred issues list.

                                      The app is rough around the edges, but the concept is wonderful. I look forward to seeing how you grow.

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                                      • Access to executive orders and judicial decisions

                                        I know this would only be reactionary but it would be nice if we had some visibility on the other branches of government. And the same push button feedback.

                                        This app is amazing!

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                                          under review  ·  BartBart responded

                                          Agreed. This would be interesting information to present. Thanks for the suggestion – we’ll consider it.

                                        • Get notifications on bill progress

                                          Be able to select favorite bills you want to watch the progress on.

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                                            under review  ·  BartBart responded

                                            This is a neat idea. What kind of updates would you like to see?

                                            We currently offer alerts after a vote has happened (via the iPhone app).

                                            What else would you like to see?

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