About this site
How it works
The arcane details of what goes on in the U.S. Senate are recorded on a daily basis by GovTrack, then put into a machine-readable format so it can be consumed by others.
Every night, Filibusted checks to see what the Senate voted on that day. If there were any cloture votes, it finds out all it can about them — any associated bills and amendments, who voted which way, and so on — and stores it.
Filibusted is built atop Ruby on Rails, which makes it possible to cobble together cool things to meet deadlines.
It’s hosted by Slicehost — cheap, fast, developer-friendly VPS hosting.