Visualize Congressional Words

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Policy & Politics

The Sunlight Foundation this week released a new-and-improved service that allows users to compare words uttered by members of the U.S. Congress: 

For every day Congress is in session, Capitol Words visualizes the most frequently used words in the Congressional Record, giving you an at-a-glance view of which issues lawmakers address on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Capitol Words lets you see what are the most popular words spoken by lawmakers on the House and Senate floor.

This graph, for example, shows how the frequency of “taxes” and “spending” has changed over time: 

Here’s “war” vs. “peace”: 

Give it a whirl, and send me what you find.