U.S. House of Representatives Makes U.S. Code Available in Bulk XML

US Great SealThere’s great news out of Washington today on the open government and transparency front. House Speaker John Boehner  and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have announced via press release that the United States Code (the “Code”) will now be available for download in XML format.

Users will be able to download individual sections of the Code or, if desired, the entire corpus. Check it out at the Office of Law Revision Counsel site here.  The Code uses the USLM Schema and is explained in greater detail in a user guide that is also available at the Law Revision Counsel site.  For rendering the XML files, a CSS stylesheet is also provided.

Here’s hoping we see lots new great applications and tools from this release!