The best websites in Congress


The Congressional Management Foundation has released a new analysis of Congressional websites.

The group gave its “Platinum Mouse” awards, for the best site in each of four categories, to:

*Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska

*Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

*The House Committee on Science and Technology (makes sense)

*The House Republican Conference

For a full list of award winners, go here.

One might think that the Democrats, who generally attract younger, more tech-savvy voters, would have better websites, but that’s not the case, according to CMF.

Republicans outscored the Democrats in CMF’s letter grades assigned to each website. 24 percent of GOP websites got A’s and 22 percent got B’s, compared to 20 percent and 16 percent for the Dems.

Another interesting finding: The two letter grades that have increased the most in recent years are A and F. So while the best websites are getting better, the worst are getting even worse.

CMF doesn’t publish the names of the elected officials or committees with the worst sites, but if you have any you think deserve recognition, please post them in the comments. Here’s one candidate to get the ball rolling.


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