Who owns this website?
Grassroots America, We the People.
Where does the data come from?
We used publically available data at Texas Legislature Online and Transparency USA.
What's the purpose of this website?
We believe in "We the People." It's in our name and in our DNA. We believe that every action of our legislators needs to be public and transparent. Our mission is to Unite the people, Educate the people, and Empower the people. We hope this website helps to inform you so that you can make your needs known to your elected representatives in government.
Terms we use to help you understand completely:
Republican/Bipartisan/Democrat - we use this in regard to the authorship or a bill or amendment. If a bill or amendment has only Republicans as its authors, we call it Republican. If a bill or amendment has only Democrats as its authors, we call it Democrat. If a bill or amendment has both Democrats and Republicans as its authors, we call it Bipartisan.
Revisions and Enhancements:
Nov 17, 2023 - Local and Consent Exceptions are now part of the Legislator page.
Oct 28, 2023 - Implemented four new bill statuses to cover when a bill passed one chamber but failed in the other.
Oct 25, 2023 - Provided an optional sort on the Lege Donors page so that you can sort by Contributor (default), Legislator, or by amount.
Oct 23, 2023 - Added the Quick Summary on the Legislator page.
Oct 12, 2023 - Legislator comparison on agreeing or disagreeing with major lobbying efforts.
Oct 3, 2023 - Local and Uncontested Calendar record votes for the Senate were loaded (602 bills bundled into 8 votes).
Sep 23, 2023 - We released the Vote Breakdown for the Senate.
Sep 8, 2023 - On the home page, we show a House District map of Texas to display those Republicans (in purple) who frequently join the Democrats against other Republicans.
Sep 2, 2023 - The Vote Breakdown component for the House, displaying those who voted Yea or Nay by party (blue and red) was implemented on several pages (Bill, Legislators Vote History, etc.)
Sep 2, 2023 - The Bill Search now allows you to query by the number of votes cast by members of a party. For example, you can search for the bills that have a maximum of 20 Republicans voting for the bill.
Sep 2, 2023 - Statements of Vote was updated to include Statement of Vote, where a single legislator issued a statement of vote. This only increased the number of statements of vote by a legislator.
Sep 1, 2023 - Exceptions to the ten Local and Consent record votes (#45, #199, #345, #681, #791, #1191, #1308, #1580, #1845, #2039) were captured and loaded (894 bills bundled into these 10 votes).
Aug 8, 2023 - The Legislator Vote Filter was released. You can filter, for example, how Reps voted on Republican amendments.
Jul 21, 2023 - Rice University ranking history is displayed for each legislator back to 2011, where available.
Jul 20, 2023 - Rice University ranking now on the website.
Jul 17, 2023 - The bill status for every bill is updated now that session is over.
Jul 14, 2023 - The site now displays the five-year summary for a bill's last fiscal note.
Jul 2, 2023 - Senate committee witness lists now loaded, as well as all Senate votes.
Jun 10, 2023 - The help section of the website is released and available on every page.