By Russell Berman - 06/04/13 02:59 PM EDT
House Republicans are launching a new website aimed at engaging citizens in the legislative process by allowing them to “co-sponsor” bills introduced in Congress.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) touted the new site, cosponsor.gov, at a press conference Tuesday.
The site will allow users to track legislation as it goes through committee and to the floor, and it could give lawmakers an idea of which proposals are gaining traction outside the Beltway.
“Hopefully what we will see is a lot of activity in that regard,” Cantor said.
The site will include every bill introduced by both Republicans and Democrats, Cantor wrote in a separate blog post detailing the initiative.