LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- For the last 200 years Americans have fought to ensure that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth. Most people have busy lives and oftentimes what's going on with our government can become complex and convoluted.
It's difficult to keep track of the issues you care about at the state, local and federal levels of government. But there's a website designed to make it easier for you to get the details on those issues you care about the most.
Scout is a non-partisan, non-profit website dedicated to making information about government easily accessible. This free service provides daily insight to how our laws and regulations are shaped in Washington, DC and our state capitols.
You can search for issues you care about and filter your results by bills in Congress, speeches in Congress, and federal regulations. You can even focus on topics on a state by state basis.
Just like you can sign up for electronic alerts about the latest news, sports and weather you can do the same with Scout. If you sign up using an email address, Scout will notify you when new results arise on the issues most important to you.
You can also add external RSS feeds in addition to your Scout subscription such as press releases from a member of Congress or an issue-based blog.
Scout is a great tool for researchers looking for history of certain topics Congress addresses over time. It's also a good tool for members of the media tracking important legislative topics in Congress or in state houses. Non-profits can also use Scout as a tool to keep tabs on how federal and state lawmakers are making policy around a specific issue.