The U.S. Congress and the voting processes for the House and Senate have been in the spotlight for the last few weeks. Many people never get to witness in person that crucial act by the representative they directly elected, and it’s fair to say we need to know what they are up to.

So how do you keep up with your representative’s day-to-day work on your behalf? Various websites and projects now make that possible. The Current has compiled a page of constantly updated information so you can see the work of Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter as he represents Coastal Georgia residents in Washington. Pages to monitor work of elected U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff are underway and will debut as they join the U.S. Senate.

Through the links and information we’ll constantly add, you’ll be able to decide if they are doing work that benefits you as a citizen. In two years, Carter and Warnock will likely be back on the ballot and you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions about whether they should stay in Washington as your delegate.

The page links to officials’ votes, floor speeches, campaign donations and web sites with their appearances, photos, videos and more. Now, when you wonder “What did Buddy say about this?” or “How did Buddy vote?” there’s a very quick way to find out.

Start now, bookmark this link: and keep up with the work.

As we say regularly: Democracy isn’t a spectator sport.

Susan Catron is managing editor for The Current GA. She has more than two decades of experience in Georgia newspapers. Susan served as executive editor of the Savannah Morning News for nearly 15 years,...