Now You Can 'Cosponsor' House Bills on Facebook
Eric Cantor launches new app, website
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Really, what can't you do on Facebook at this point? A new app from Eric Cantor allows you to "cosponsor" any House bill you want (even if it was introduced by a Democrat), which basically means you declare your support and then can easily track the legislation (you're sent Facebook notifications for bills you support). The House majority leader launched the app and Cosponsor.gov, a Facebook-based website, today, Mashable reports. Unfortunately, there's no way to show you don't approve of a particular bill, or suggest changes to legislation.

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WiccanFerret
Jun 4, 2013 5:04 PM CDT
Oh cool, now we can play Pat The Politician on the Back! I'll be installing that app right away. Not.
jgmann
Jun 4, 2013 3:46 PM CDT
A similar tool on the web called "www.govtrack.us" has been around since 2004. It is just for tracking the legislation though, you don't get to play "co-sponsor." I'm waiting for the accompanying Facebook game app called Earmarks with Friends .
tickle_me_blue
Jun 4, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
Its not necessarily a bad idea, but there really needs to be a way to show you dislike it or to make comments on it. That would have a lot more meaning then some ridiculous survey that asks such open ended questions that it truly doesn't say anything. Until you add ways to dislike or comment on bills it really is useless though.