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A research and reference tool for historical analysis of members of Congress, their voting behavior, and the legislative process.
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Supports course work on Congress and public policy, including the Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics, and scholarly research in political science and American history. The Collection integrates a careful selection of relevant CQ Press content, as well as Congressional Quarterly's invaluable "CQ Key Votes" data.
  • Map It provides a visual representation of how state delegations vote on "CQ Key Votes." Selecting any state will link to the roll call vote of the state delegation. Powerful database-driven research tools allow patrons to generate unique perspectives about members of Congress. For example, in:
  • Voting Alignment researchers can compare "CQ Key Votes" voting records between two or more members, member votes compared to party votes (party unity), by member demographics, and by votes across a state delegation.
  • Interest Group Ratings users can analyze each member and their demographics with support scores assigned by various, well-known interest groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Conservative Union, and the National Education Association.
  • Advanced CQ Key Vote Analysis users will discern member voting patterns on the most important legislation.
  • Advanced Member Analysis researchers can generate unique demographic analysis by Congress, political party, state, birth, religion, previous occupation, sex, and/or military service.

Coverage: 1981 to present - Updates vary

Vendor: CQ Press

Producer: CQ Press

Interlibrary Loan Type: Print-only Copy Permitted

Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users