So, we designed two tools, which are both first for a media organization as far as I know. One is a a report card – each House of Representatives member (and soon Senators) are rated on how their voting record aligns to the consensus interests of the technology industry. To gage what consensus issues are, we surveyed the top tech lobbies, which collectively represent most of industry. Where they all agreed on a bill, we put it into our report.
Second, integrated a crowdsourced legislative platform, Project Madison, into our site, which was first designed by Darrell Issa’s office. Project Madison allows users to edit draft laws, line-by-line, and vote on each suggestion.