Committees

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"
}