Reichert Website Wins Bronze Mouse Award
Recognized Among Best in Congress

Washington, Apr 22 - Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) was recognized last night by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best websites in Congress. CMF analyzed all 620 congressional websites, including those of all Senate and House Members, committees and official leadership sites. Reichert’s site,, was one of only 135 websites commended by CMF in its 111th Congress Gold Mouse Project.  

 “I thank the Congressional Management Foundation for this award,” Reichert said. “We’re always working to improve our communication and interaction with our constituents, who are among some of the most tech-savvy individuals in the country. The Internet is an important tool that allows me and my staff to connect with people throughout our district to learn more about their cares, concerns, and ideas, so I appreciate this recognition of our efforts.”

Congressional Management Foundation Executive Director Beverly Bell praised Reichert’s innovative website and outreach efforts: “One of the key reasons for the awards is to highlight best practices so offices can improve their sites by learning from those already excelling in online communications. Web sites like Rep. Reichert’s serve as a prime example that we hope other congressional offices will follow. His website shows that he understands how to meet the needs of his district online. The Congressional Management Foundation congratulates Rep. Reichert for having a Web site that is among the best on Capitol Hill, and we are pleased to present Rep. Reichert with the 111th Congress Bronze Mouse Award.”


The 111th Congress Gold Mouse Awards are part of CMF’s Partnership For A More Perfect Union, which seeks to improve the quality of communication between Members and their constituents. The Project seeks to improve the quality of communication between Representatives and their constituents. It’s specifically concerned with how Members can use the Internet to improve communications with their constituents and promote greater participation in the legislative process. Websites were graded on how well they incorporate five core principles that CMF identified through extensive research as critical for effectiveness:  knowing your audience, providing timely and targeted content that meets their needs, making the site easy to use, fostering interaction both on and offline, and adding value through innovation.

The 111th Congress Gold Mouse Project report, a full listing winners, and other data is available on CMF’s Partnership For A More Perfect Union website at

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