Over on Taxpayers for Common Sense, they’ve been doing a good job of keeping up with how well House members are complying with new rules about posting earmarks and appropriations to their websites.
The webpage on taxpayer.net gives some insight into their process, but unfortunately, their Excel spreadsheet only uses legislator’s names. This is fine for most individual projects, but if you want to mashup the data across multiple data sources, then ideally you need a common identifier like a GovTrack ID or a BioGuide ID.
Anyway, I took a quick stab at writing an Excel macro which attempted to figure out people’s bioguide IDs. Here’s the results:
Note that this work was done with version 8 of the Taxpayer.net database, so if they continue to release new versions of their spreadsheet, this representation might be a bit behind.