By B.J. Reyes
It’s not all committee hearings and floor votes for members of Congress.
As a new website from the Sunlight Foundation points out, there are parties to get to, too! And not just social gatherings — the fund-raising kind.
The Foundation — which bills itself as a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the goal of using new and emerging technologies to provide transparency in government — offers a site called Party Time (http://politicalpartytime.org), which tracks the Washington, D.C., party circuit.
It features a search engine that lets you query by beneficiary, host, venue name, entertainment type or other lawmakers mentioned.
One note about the invitations posted on the website:
The Sunlight Foundation posts invitations we receive from reputable anonymous sources. These documents are posted here as a public service in the interest of creating more transparency about the relationships between lobbyists and lawmakers. Sunlight is not responsible for the content of the invitations themselves (including erroneous information) or for verifying whether the events advertised in the invitations actually occurred.