We try to cover every bill likely to be voted on in Congress and bills that are topical or in the news. Our mission is to provide you with a way to evaluate how your own views stack up against your representatives’ views.

There are a variety of reason bills don’t make it to a congressional vote. A bill might not receive enough support to make it out of the committee to which its assigned, or it may have a counterpart in the House or Senate that passes first.

To avoid inundating you with bills that never see the light of day, we provide summaries on only the bills that are most likely to be voted on.