From the SLA News division listserv, I have learned that the Washington Post today launched a congressional votes database that covers the102nd-109th congresses (1991-present). Derek Willis, of the Post says that they are working on adding a search engine and other features to it. AdrianHolovaty, who works for washingtonpost.com, and Willis assembled the data and Holovaty built the web framework to display it. All of the data is gathered using Python, the database backend is PostgreSQL and the webframework is Django.
Comments, suggestions, brickbats much appreciated, according to the Post.