Keeping an Eye on Capitol Hill: CFI Launches Congressional Bill Tracker
September 4, 2013
Every year members of Congress propose thousands of bills, many of which fall within the purview of the Center for Inquiry’s mission to advance reason, science, and secular values in the policymaking process.
Yet while CFI’s Office of Public Policy spends its days working on your behalf to track and either support or defeat these bills, we know it can be difficult and time-consuming for you, as a concerned everyday citizen, to find reliable information on Congressional proposals.
That’s why we have launched a new web page that will easily allow our community to learn about, and keep up with, bills we are tracking in Congress.
A resolution expressing support for prayer at school board meetings; a call to add a prayer plaque to the World War II Memorial; a bill questioning the scientific consensus on the safety of vaccinations; a measure to expand access to birth control; a proposal to extend equal protection under the 14th Amendment to fertilized eggs. These are the kinds of bills you and CFI can now track together.
The tracker, located at http://bit.ly/CFIBillTracker, is based on a new service from GovTrack.us that will allow us to easily centralize and continually update a list of bills that we believe are important to secularists and skeptics.
And you can help! If you see a bill that is missing from our list, or learn of a new proposal, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!