Committees

Note

An alpha of API v2 is now available, please check out API v2.

Committee Search
Search committees by any of their attributes.
Committee Detail
Get full detail for committee, including all members.

Committee Fields

The following fields are available on committee objects:

  • id Open States assigned committee ID.
  • state State abbreviation.
  • chamber Chamber committee belongs to: ‘upper’, ‘lower’, ‘joint’.
  • committee Name of committee.
  • subcommittee Name of subcommittee. (if null, object describes the committee)
  • parent_id Committee id pointing to the parent committee if this is a subcommittee.
  • sources List of URLs used in gathering information for this legislator.
  • created_at The date that this object first appeared in our system.
  • updated_at The date that this object was last updated in our system.
  • members List of member objects, each has the following keys:
    • name Name of legislator as provided by state source.
    • leg_id Open States-assigned legislator id. (null if no match found).
    • role Member’s role on the committee (e.g. ‘chair’, ‘vice-chair’, default role is ‘member’)

Methods

Committee Detail

This method returns the full committee object given a committee id.

Example: openstates.org/api/v1/committees/DCC000029/

Examples

Committee Search

openstates.org/api/v1/committees/?state=dc

[
 { "level": "state",
  "created_at": "2011-11-09 02:43:35",
  "updated_at": "2013-03-27 03:23:42",
  "parent_id": null,
  "state": "dc",
  "subcommittee": null,
  "committee": "Finance and Revenue",
  "chamber": "upper",
  "id": "DCC000017" },
 { "level": "state",
  "created_at": "2011-11-09 02:43:35",
  "updated_at": "2013-03-06 02:18:33",
  "parent_id": null,
  "state": "dc",
  "subcommittee": null,
  "committee": "Subcommittee on Redistricting 2011",
  "chamber": "upper",
  "id": "DCC000025" },
 { "chamber": "upper",
  "created_at": "2013-01-07 21:05:11",
  "updated_at": "2013-03-27 03:23:42",
  "parent_id": null,
  "state": "dc",
  "subcommittee": null,
  "committee": "Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs",
  "id": "DCC000029" },
 { "level": "state",
  "created_at": "2011-11-09 02:43:35",
  "updated_at": "2013-03-27 03:23:41",
  "parent_id": null,
  "state": "dc",
  "subcommittee": null,
  "committee": "Human Services",
  "chamber": "upper",
  "id": "DCC000014" },
  ...truncated...
]

Committee Detail

openstates.org/api/v1/committees/DCC000029/

{
 "chamber": "upper",
 "committee": "Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs",
 "created_at": "2013-01-07 21:05:11",
 "id": "DCC000029",
 "members": [
  {
   "leg_id": "DCL000014",
   "role": "chairperson",
   "name": "Vincent Orange"
  },
  {
   "leg_id": "DCL000020",
   "role": "member",
   "name": "David Grosso"
  },
  {
   "leg_id": "DCL000007",
   "role": "member",
   "name": "Jim Graham"
  },
  {
   "leg_id": "DCL000002",
   "role": "member",
   "name": "Mary M. Cheh"
  },
  {
   "leg_id": "DCL000010",
   "role": "member",
   "name": "Yvette Alexander"
  }
 ],
 "parent_id": null,
 "sources": [ { "url": "http://dccouncil.us/committees/committee-on-business-consumer-and-regulatory-affairs" } ],
 "state": "dc",
 "subcommittee": null,
 "updated_at": "2013-03-27 03:23:42"
}