My impression is that both the houses of legislature adopt technology very fast and have lead to success of companies. RIM ( research in motion) owes a lot to its success to the adoption by both the US senate and House of Representatives.
If you are a Twitter user you can "follow" @HouseFloor you can get tweets directly from the US House of Reps. The US Senate Tweets as @SenateFloor
To follow either of these Twitter feeds you can sign up for Twitter and then search for them using the search box on the right of the Twitter Home Page. 'Follow" measn that once you add them to your following list you will receive their updates on your Twitter homepage.
I am happy to see these legislative bodies embracing technology very fast.
Here are some sample Tweets from @HouseFloor
Suspension Vote: H R 236 North Bay Water Reuse Program Act of 2007: Passed 358-55, 18 .. http://tinyurl.com/2kz87u about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
Suspension Vote: H CON RES 147 Recognizing 200 years of research, service to the peopl.. http://tinyurl.com/2htnjr about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
H.R. 2517: to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act to authorize appropriations, and for other purposes 5:44 P.M. - On motion to susp about 5 hours ago from TTYtter Icon_star_empty
5:17 P.M. - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the Speaker's approval of about 5 hours ago from TTYtter Icon_star_empty
H.R. 3791: to modernize and expand the reporting requirements relating to child pornography, to expand cooperation in combating child porno about 5 hours ago from TTYtter Icon_star_empty
H.R. 4252: to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act about 5 hours ago from TTYtter Icon_star_empty
H.R. 4253: to improve and expand small business assistance programs for veterans of the armed forces and military reservists, and for other about 5 hours ago from TTYtter Icon_star_empty
Sample Tweets From the SenateFloor
Vote: Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill (On the Motion): Motion Agreed to 56-37, 7 not voting... http://tinyurl.com/ypr8vt 05:19 PM November 08, 2007 from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
Vote: Motion to Waive Rule XXVIII, Paragraph 3, Re: H.R. 3043 Conference Report (On the Motion):.. http://tinyurl.com/2kvxr9 05:19 PM November 08, 2007 from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
Vote: H.R. 3963: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (On Passage of .. http://tinyurl.com/35cc54 07:18 PM November 01, 2007 from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
Vote: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 3963: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization.. http://tinyurl.com/2dkch9 07:18 PM November 01, 2007 from twitterfeed Icon_star_empty
Vote: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 3963: Children's Health.. http://tinyurl.com/ypglvb 12:52 PM November 01, 2007 from twitterfeed
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