This morning, the Congressional Management Foundation announced the winners of its annual Gold Mouse awards for the best Congressional websites. This year, CMF also awarded awards for offices that best used social media to communicate with constituents and support transparency. A total of 17 Members (7 Senators, 10 Representatives) received honors.113thgoldmouseawards

CMF decided to recognize specific social media practices with their awards, regardless of which platform offices used. It also refused to consider potentially meaningless counting stats like how frequently Members posted to various platforms or how many Twitter followers they had. In all, CMF honored efforts on 16 different social media platforms.

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