- Report card: CrunchGov classifies members of Congress as advocates or opponents of tech policy according to how closely their voting record matches the tech industry’s opinions on issues as determined by verified tech lobby organizations.
- In speaking with these groups, TechCrunch found the industry to have strong opinions on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), crowdsourcing and opportunities for high-skilled immigrants.
- Grades are presented on an A to F scale, with representatives whose voting record contradicted the overall opinions of the tech industry receiving failing grades, and those whose votes aligned with these opinions garnering top marks.
- Crowdsourcing: CrunchGov’s public markup utility harnesses the knowledge and expertise of the public, letting them comment on and propose amendments to drafted bill language. In providing a space to solicit public feedback on actual topics facing Congress, CrunchGov aims to avoid poorly crafted laws and provide a public forum in which major companies can post their own suggested edits.
- Legislative database: Readers can access a comprehensive database of bills currently under review in Congress that provides details, related news stories and a list of supporting and opposing politicians for a holistic view of what’s at stake when it comes to tech legislation.
TechCrunch Launches CrunchGov, Moving The Masses From Readership To Citizenship
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts