FRESNO, Calif.--(Play Congress provides easy-to-find information about every member of Congress. The information is important for anyone looking for the in-depth and current workings of the policy makers on Capitol Hill. Voting and Bill Sponsorship are two of the various tracking functions that are displayed on the website. Each individual member of the House of Representatives and Senate have their own page that illustrates specific actions, their voting record, a congressional comparison graph, committee information, and much more.)--The recent launch of the website
This collated information allows viewers to see how the members of congress rank against each other based on a scoring matrix provided by Play Congress. The scoring, like fantasy football, assigns points for the various actions and responsibilities of the nation’s lawmakers. The point system keeps a running total which provides a snap shot of who is actually participating, and perhaps who isn’t. The scores can change daily or weekly as congress works, or doesn’t work, on the issues each congressional member confronts. Some issues move quickly and some sit stagnant. Political posturing and party rivalry appear to be the “soup du jour”. By providing cohesive information about each member of congress the public has an opportunity to examine congress in real time.
Different game aspects provide political science pundits an opportunity to use their skill and knowledge to compete with friends, associates, and strangers. Play Congress offers both public and private games with choices such as high score or low score to enhance the game play. Theses fantasy games are similar to fantasy football where teams are picked in a draft mode. During the game play, members of congress can be dropped from the team to add another congressional member – again, similar to fantasy football. By entering a game, participants can broaden their knowledge while following the day to day accomplishments, or non-accomplishments, of congress.
Currently there are over 30 million people participating annually in some sort of internet fantasy game. This new website brings an abundance of information and adds a different element to internet fantasy games. The website was designed by Digital Attic, an established national website design and implementation firm. Overall this is a fresh and innovative offering for anyone interested in the politics on Capitol Hill. Easy access to information is a good thing; playing internet fantasy games is a fun thing – Play Congress provides both.
About Play Congress
Play Congress is a new website that features a wealth of congressional information and incorporates a variety of fantasy-style games. The information is updated daily and the games are based on the real time actions of congress using the members of congress as the “players” that make up the fantasy teams.