From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
EMORY This user attends or attended Emory University.
ThomasPaine 2.jpg This user is interested in political science. Edmund Burke2 c.jpg
Uofclogo.png This user attends or attended the University of Chicago.
Star Trek Wrath of Khan uniforms.jpg This user attends, has attended, or hopes to attend Starfleet Academy.
Babylon 5 1994 logo.svg This user is a fan of Babylon 5.
Stargate-color.svg This user is a fan of Stargate.
RMN This user is a member of the Royal Manticoran Navy.

This user is a NaNoWriMo participant.

This editor is a Yeoman Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.

Hi! I'm HistoricMN44. I got my start on Wikipedia on August 8, 2012 when I started editing the White House (Rock Hill, South Carolina) article. I also wrote most of the history section on the Rock Hill, South Carolina with things I learned while researching the White House.

Until late October 2014, I worked at the Cato Institute on projects related to Congressional transparency. In keeping with Wikipedia policy, I do not edit the Cato Institute's Wikipedia page or the articles about any of Cato's scholars. While I was working at Cato, I wrote a lot of Wikipedia articles about legislation - often on politically charged topics. I always did my best to keep any of my own biases out of it and I continue to do that. If you feel I have failed to do so on a particular article, please point it out to me on my talk page so we can discuss and fix it. I want to do my best to contribute to Wikipedia, which I love. It's been my primary source and first stop for information for years.

I got involved in writing Wikipedia articles about legislation after attending a WikimediaDC edit-a-thon about legislation. The result was Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Federal Government Legislative Data. I'd love to see more people get involved in editing articles about legislation on Wikipedia - I think it's important to have a place where people can read neutral information about legislation and Wikilinks are a great way for people to learn about the details or background of an issue. A bill provides funding for an agency of the federal government? Link to the agency being funded so people can read about what that agency does!


I was one of the main curators of the List of bills in the 113th United States Congress and the Acts of the 113th United States Congress list. I also wrote or massively expanded several general articles about legislation such as Appropriations bill (United States) and Authorization bill.


In brief
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 3 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
Pencil.svg This user has created 327 articles on Wikipedia.
Original Barnstar Hires.svg This user has been awarded 4 Barnstars on Wikipedia.

Did you know... credits[edit]

Picture Views Hook Notes
Pay Our Military Act
(9 November 2013)
976 ... that the Pay Our Military Act provided appropriations to pay members of the U.S. military in spite of the country's recent federal government shutdown?
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014
(9 November 2013)
703 ... that according to some politicians, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, which resolved the 2013 U.S. government shutdown and debt-ceiling crisis, is just "kicking the can down the road"? with Antony-22, Ewawer, and Wasted Time R
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
(6 January 2014)
no data ... that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 allows extra U.S. federal government spending in 2014 and 2015, but limits it in 2022 and 2023? with Antony-22, Yasobara, and Wasted Time R

Barnstars and other adulation[edit]

Current Events Barnstar.png The Current Events Barnstar
Thanks for all your work in adding congressional legislation to Wikipedia! I think it is very valuable. Surfer43 (talk) 21:18, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For creating Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. Bearian (talk) 17:04, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
For doing a great job writing on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 in a timely manner. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 00:29, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
A small cup of coffee.JPG You deserve a cup of coffee for creating Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act article. Vanjagenije (talk) 14:04, 31 January 2014 (UTC)