After calling California's 34rd district office, I was pleasantly surprised by a kind staff member and then left again with a rabbit trail to follow.
Explaining how and why I wanted to participate in the 34rd district: 30 seconds
Hearing how I could find out how I could achieve the level of participation (simply knowing about any bill, hearing, or ANYthing the Congressman was working on): never happened
I was told I could look at the house website, and then I was guided to https://www.democraticwhip.gov/index.php?q=calendar, which was disappointing because it showed active voting, but not WHAT they were voting on or if Congressman Becerra would be there, much less how he was planning to vote.
I ended the call with the polite staffer with the consensus that my goals (as stated above) were virtually impossible to accomplish as a theoretical constituent. She, a staffer in his office, didn't even know what he was working on.
Day 2 and I'm glad that my company and our app has completely solved this problem, I knew it was needed...but it is REALLY needed. Everywhere.