After a hugely successful inaugural year for The Hill's Congress Blog, in which more than 350 lawmakers have become regular or occasional contributors to the site, we are taking the next step. Starting soon, we will make the Congress Blog more interactive by publishing comments, as we do on The Hill's Pundits Blog.

Immediately, however, we would like to invite visitors to the site to send us posts, and we will choose one from the left and one from the right each day and publish them alongside lawmakers' posts in the main body of the blog. Here is your chance to join the debate with members of Congress. To participate, just send a post to congressblog@thehill.com.

We would also welcome ideas about what you would like to see on the Congress Blog, so send us your thoughts. Comments will be moderated and spam and offensive material will be filtered out, but comments that contribute to debate will soon be accessible right below the posts.