WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGNS) – Congressman Henry Cuellar announced Tuesday his official website was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) as one of the best congressional websites on Capitol Hill. Cuellar’s website ranked in the top 10 percent, as he was one of only 44 Representatives to receive the award out of 435 Members in total.
“I am very honored to have received this recognition for my official website,” said Congressman Cuellar. "My staff and I strive to deliver the best level of service to the residents of the 28th District of Texas and we will continue working to ensure that our online communications reflect that mission. I encourage residents of my district to visit my website for more information about the services my office provides, including tours of the Capitol, help with a federal agency, nominations to the United States Service Academies, neighborhood office hours, and much more. I thank the Congressional Management Foundation for this award and will continue to focus on providing top quality service to my constituents.”
“By demonstrating exceptional accountability and transparency in online communications Congressman Cuellar not only provides benefits to his constituents but the entire Congress,” said Bradford Fitch, CMF President and CEO. “Congressman Cuellar should be congratulated by his constituents, applauded by advocates of good government, and emulated by congressional colleagues.”
A total of 70 personal office and committee websites received a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Mouse Award. The criteria for website assessments have been developed and refined by CMF over the past decade based on survey research, focus groups with constituents, and interviews with key stakeholders to congressional offices. Reviewers assessed 10 categories of criteria: usability of website; timeliness of content; breadth and depth of information on issues; constituent services and casework information; promoting accountability to constituents; legislative process information; district/state information; floor proceedings information; availability of diverse forms of content; and availability of diverse forms of content channels.
You can visit his website at: http://cuellar.house.gov/