What's Congress Talking About?
A new feature in ProPublica’s Represent site shows what Congress talked about each week. Using a modified machine-learning algorithm called tfidf, a system I built processes all the press releases published that week and extracts the words and phrases that are most common that week but rarest in the past few years.
I wrote about the feature here.
It’s also got a Twitter bot, at @PP_Represent.
This feature is similar to one that shows what each member of Congress cares about most distinctively, which I wrote about here.