Quick and easy government page

The Oregonian has a very cool new government page using (as far as I can tell) the Congress API that the New York Times developed. Right now, you can use the page to find representatives, track a bill or search for a bill. That’s not a lot of different functionality than you might find on the regular Library of Congress site, but it’s cool that it’s right there at your local newspaper. I’d also like to see the Oregonian add some discussion or link to bills of interest in their readership area, but maybe that’s coming in a later release.