FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2013 No. 13-37
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GPO RELEASES CONGRESSIONAL MEMBER GUIDE APP
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released the Mobile Member Guide app for the 113th Congress. The mobile Web app provides the public with quick, easy access to information on Members of the 113th Congress; the features include their picture, party affiliation, hometown, home state, and length of service. The app allows users to browse for Members of Congress by last name, state, chamber, or party. The public can take advantage of this free mobile Web app on major mobile device platforms. The app parallels GPO’s release this week of the Pictorial Directory for the 113th Congress, which is widely used on Capitol Hill. Additional features to the Mobile Member Guide app will be added following the release of the Congressional Directory for the 113th Congress later this fall.
Link to app: http://m.gpo.gov/memberguide/
For more information: http://www.gpo.gov/mobile/
“This app is a great digital tool for the public to use to learn more about their elected representatives,” said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO is committed to its role of serving as the official, digital, secure provider of the Federal Government’s information products and services. As Congress and the public ask for more Government information to be accessible in digital and mobile formats, GPO will continue to meet those expectations. “
The print version of the Pictorial Directory for the 113th Congress is available through GPO’s online bookstore: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07658-5
The Mobile Member Guide for the 113th Congress is the newest addition to the growing profile of apps developed by GPO. The agency started developing mobile Web apps in 2011 with the Mobile Member Guide for the 112th Congress and then went on to develop more apps including, the FY 2013 and FY 2014 Budget of the U.S. Government apps, the Presidential Documents app, the Plum Book app, and GPO supported the Library of Congress in developing the Congressional Record app.
GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.