Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.
A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress and highlights key election races. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it’s most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.
Hover here to try me: Nancy Pelosi
Greenhouse has been updated for the 114th Congress - 75 freshman members were added in time for January 3rd. The update also includes bug fixes in Chrome, most notably an issue with displaying the proper font.
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(for laptops and desktops only)
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(Added on 1/19/15) Costs (servers, etc.) are adding up. Interested in donating to Greenhouse? You can do so here. Thank you!
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What is Greenhouse?
Key data with a mouse hover
Highlights members of Congress on any webpage. Hover over name and popup will open. It contains total contributions and industry breakdown from the current election cycle, and small donations of
≤ $200 from 2012. For small donations, highlights percentages as follows: ≤5%5-10% ≥10% and provides rank #__ for the top 50 members of Congress.
Easy links to more info
Click on the name in the popup to get more detailed information on opensecrets.org. Click on or to see which campaign finance reform bills each member of Congress supports on reform.to. Click on the small donor percentage for a ranked list of all members of Congress.
Simple drop down list
Currently for Safari only, Greenhouse installs abutton in the toolbar. Simply press the button and type a name or scroll to find any member of Congress. Hover over a name and a popup will open (note that links are disabled in drop down's popups). Provides access to the data whenever you need it.
I'm Nicholas Rubin, a 16 17-year-old self-taught coder, photographer, designer, and high school sophomore from Seattle. This project was designed and coded by me alone. Special thanks to OpenSecrets.org for the data and Larry Lessig for the inspiration. Also - highlight.js, list.js, tipped.js, scroll.js, and animate.js for the libraries. Enjoy!