The members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate all have websites that list their biographies, accomplishments, committee assignments, bills they introduced or support, all their offices along with contact information.
This week the website of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., posted the sad news that she is stepping down from the House in order to focus on recovering from the wounds she sustained more than a year ago. In addition to Giffords’ website, the video announcing her decision to step down can be accessed on YouTube—and likely plenty of other websites—but by not going to the representative’s website viewers would miss the tribute to Gabe Zimmerman, the staffer who was killed along with five others.
The tribute is a proper memorial to such a dedicated member of Giffords’ staff, but the representative’s website is also a working website. As such, it provides constituents with information on “Housing Assistance & Foreclosure Prevention;” “Getting Help with Federal Agencies;” a section on solar power—she’s a big supporter—called “Solar A to Z” that was last updated a few days ago; and a “National Resource Directory” for veterans.
Because Giffords’ website has kept the needs of the constituents as its main focus, it is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.